RUSM In The News
When third semester student Dannie Sieben, ’25 was accepted to Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), he hoped that RUSM would be an inclusive and welcoming campus. Not only did he find that to be true, but Dannie had the opportunity to build solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ campus community in the form of an organization.
In celebration of Ross University School of Medicine’s (Ross Med) commencement, Ryan Azarkhail, MD ‘23, was nominated by his peers to represent the graduating class as this year’s student speaker.
RoxAnne Digney, Class of ’23, did not celebrate Match Day as most other soon-to-be residents do.
Elizabeth Gero received a hands-on education at Ross Med that prepared her to care for her community in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) community joins in celebrating Nick Paslidis, MD ’88, PhD, FACP, MHCM, FABQAURP, who will be named a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) during an upcoming ceremony at the end of April.
For Muller Pierre-Louis, an education at Ross Med helped him realize his dreams of becoming a surgeon and inspiring future generations.
When Emily Finkelstein, Class of ’23, opened her Match Day email to see the University of Miami Plastic Surgery Residency Program, she became just one of two residents to be accepted into one of the more competitive programs and fields in healthcare.
For Christine Charaf, MD ’10, MBA, FACP, there have been two motivators that brought her to follow a career path to becoming a physician.
When Javier Silfa-Cifuentes, Class of ’23, opened his Match Day email to see the University of Central Florida Family Medicine Residency Program in Gainesville, friends from his two years there as an undergraduate had already begun planning the homecoming celebration.
Ross University School of Medicine’s (Ross Med) Black Female Doctors (BFD) was founded in August 2021 to fulfill the desire for a space for Black women to grow in sisterhood and promote academic and professional self-discovery.
Kenyani “Kiki” Davis, MD ’12, MPH, is a chief medical officer, a National Institutes of Health fellow, a passionate advocate for health equity—and now one of Buffalo Business First’s 40 under 40.
From a young age, Tahara Jordan knew she wanted to be a physician. Her winding path from an inner-city household to Ross University School of Medicine’s Class of ’25 included boarding school, a historically Black university, a fateful conversation, and Ross Med’s Access and Inclusion in Medicine (AIM) Scholars Program.
On January 13, 2023, Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) welcomed the newest physicians-in-training of the class of 2027 to the start of their journey at the Spring 2023 White Coat Ceremony.