News

Dr. Megan A. Yee is RUSM's 10,000th Graduate

08/12/13

The 10,000th person to graduate from RUSM was Dr. Megan A. Yee. It wasn’t until she heard her name mentioned from the podium at the commencement ceremony on June 14, 2013 that she learned of this distinction. “It’s pretty amazing,” she said. “I feel very proud to be representing the students who came before. Ross gives you a chance to do what you want to do. I would choose it again.” 

Dr. Yee, 28, is now a resident in family medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is about two hours from Troy, a suburb of Detroit, where she grew up. “I’m very happy about where I ended up,” she said in a telephone interview. “It was my first choice and it’s close to my family.”

Family medicine was Dr. Yee’s first rotation in medical school and she said, “I fell in love with it. It was a pretty clear path. I appreciate the different patient populations.” She was always interested in the sciences, and earned a BS degree from Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College.

“I was one of those people who loved Dominica,” she said of her experiences on the campus. “It’s gorgeous, and you don’t have distractions. It was hard to be away from family, but I made my own family there and we are still friends. We used to rent a car and get around the island, go snorkeling. It was nice.”

Dr. Yee has been involved in community service since her college days, when she went on an “alternative spring break” to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. In Dominica she volunteered at health fairs, and she has also worked on behalf of AIDS Awareness, cancer patients and their families at Ronald McDonald House, and more.

Becoming a doctor is everything that Dr. Yee expected when it comes to patient care. “What I didn’t expect,” she said, “was all the paperwork.”