Chief Surgery Resident Values His Rich Medical Education Experience

Ross University School of Medicine hosts free information seminar Nov. 2 in Detroit


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Armin Kamyab, MD, a fifth year general surgery resident at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Mich. deals with stressful situations on a daily basis. As chief resident, he not only manages complex cases, but also has responsibility for helping other surgical residents develop their skills in the operating room. On his most stressful days he draws upon his experience as a medical student at Ross.

Ross will host an information seminar on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Detroit to give aspiring physicians from the area an opportunity to learn about the program.

“The curriculum at Ross was demanding, but I learned to manage the tension by enjoying what the island had to offer,” said Dr. Kamyab. “Learning to balance school work and my personal interests was great preparation to help me cope with the demands of a surgery specialty. Surgery is challenging, but I find ways to relax, like playing guitar and biking.”

Kamyab, who earned his medical degree from Ross in 2008, is one of about 140 Michiganders to graduate from the medical school during the past five years. The school has more than 10,000 alumni, who are practicing in every US state and in virtually every medical specialty. It offers a US-model curriculum featuring a rigorous basic science curriculum followed by clinical training in hospitals throughout the US.

Ross is affiliated with three hospitals in Michigan, two of which are in Pontiac: Doctors Hospital of Michigan and St. Joseph’s Hospital Mercy Oakland. Currently, there are more than 160 Ross students who are conducting clerkships in the state. In the 2013 residency match, nearly 60 Ross graduates landed positions at Michigan hospitals, including Detroit Medical Center, St. John Hospital, the Henry Ford System, and Wayne State University, among several others.

Dr. Kamyab encourages aspiring physicians to consider obtaining a medical education from Ross, “If becoming a physician is something you really want to do, then with hard work Ross will get you there. It’s because of Ross where I am today.”

The Ross seminar will be held at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit at 1114 Washington Blvd. in Detroit Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 855-MD-ROSSU, or visit the school’s website at to register to attend.

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