Siblings Support Each Other During Medical Program at Ross

Brother begins clinical training in the United States next semester


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Siblings Samantha and Steven Young knew from a young age that they wanted to be physicians. Today, the brother and sister duo, ages 24 and 22 respectively, are pursuing medical degrees at Ross.

Samantha, who began her studies at Ross this fall, and Steven, a fourth-semester student, will attest to the “lack of distractions” and having “everyone in the same boat studying hard” as the primary factors that attracted them to Ross.

Throughout his studies, Steven would often provide updates about his Ross experiences to prepare his sister for the rigor of medical school. Now in the final stages of the basic sciences portion of the program, Steven plans to leave Dominica in December to begin the next phase of his medical education - clinical training in the United States. When asked what she will do without her brother, Samantha confidently replies that Steven will have taught her all of the tricks by then, adding, “He’s only a text away.”

Ross is not the first institution at which their educational paths have crossed; Steven and Samantha both graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where they were pre-med, and where Steven earned an MBA with a focus on health administration. Additionally, they joined the volunteer rescue squad back home in Sidney, Ohio, and presently at Ross they participate in the Ross Emergency Medicine Association.

According to Samantha, the two come from a “truly medical family.” Their father is a family medicine physician in Ohio, and their mother is a nurse who works in his practice. 

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