RUSM In The News
Dr. Carmina Charles is a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti who immigrated to the United States when she was 3 years old. Her childhood was captivated by a plethora of culture, diversity, love and language from family and friends. Service was an integral part of her upbringing and she recalls deciding at a young age that she wanted to help others via the medical field and decided to pursue a career in medicine.
Since it was first observed in 1988, World AIDS Day has served to bring together organizations and individuals from across the world as they work to bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV awareness and knowledge, and speak out against HIV stigma.
In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is joining healthcare providers across the country to help raise awareness about this prevalent disease. According to the CDC, over 100 million Americans currently have either pre-diabetes or diabetes. Anita Bhat, MD ’05, a diabetes and endocrinology specialist in California, highlights how awareness is a key component in helping to stem the tide of new cases.
African Americans make up only six percent of U.S. physicians. With the goal of driving diversity among U.S. physicians, Oakwood University and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announced a new agreement to help more African Americans attend medical school.
Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) joins the nation in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our country, and would specifically like to recognize Latinos’ growing impact on science and medicine. Over the last 40+ years, it has been our privilege to have graduated many Latino physicians, including Cesar Hurtado MD ’16, whose perseverance and determination helped turn his dream of becoming a physician into reality.
In recognition of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is joining the medical community in helping to raise awareness about this prevalent disease and the importance of early detection through mammography, which is the best tool we have to find breast cancers, according to RUSM alumna Angela Saverimuthu ’11, a breast cancer specialist at Yuma Regional Medical Cancer Center in Yuma, AZ.
Hispanics comprise 18 percent of the U.S. population yet represent only 5 percent of U.S. physicians. In an effort to increase diversity in the physician workforce, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announce an agreement to help more Hispanic students attend medical school.
Dr. Karen Cox was appointed President of Chamberlain University in 2018. She is responsible for managing all undergraduate and graduate programs, which includes 21 physical campuses, as well as online programs.
Dr. Vikas K. Patel graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica in 2003, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois.
Raised in a family of engineers, Shikha Talwar, MD ’19, isn’t exactly sure where the desire to become a physician came from, but does know that she has been single-mindedly focused on becoming one from a very early age.