RUSM In The News
Though he only joined Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) 18 months ago, colleague Dexter Francis, MBA, MPM, has been woven into the fabric of the University since the early 2000s.
Don’t wear a hood. Get home before dark. Always keep your hands visible. Avoid arguing. Don’t ask too many questions. Stay quiet and listen. Be respectful despite what’s said to you. Don’t respond to condescending comments. Disregard the looks and passing judgments.
When Samantha Vouyiouklis, MD '20, graduated from high school, she received an award for being the ‘student who knew what they wanted to be from their very first day of school.’ As her Biology teacher gave it to her, she said, “You’re going to be a doctor. I can see it in your eyes.” And on March 31, 2020, when Vouyiouklis received her MD from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), she did just that.
Family is the cornerstone of life for our associate dean of Medical Sciences, a humble mentor who rises to the challenge with anything deemed impossible to crush preconceived notions.
Today marks Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the emancipation of African Americans after more than 240 years of slavery. Juneteenth is traditionally steeped in celebration and pride, but this year takes on a deeper significance.
We promised to keep you apprised of what we’re doing at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) to drive change. To that end, we are providing frequent updates on all our efforts toward a more diverse and inclusive RUSM.
Her world revolves around providing care to multiple audiences — support and maternal protection for her young Black sons, comfort and medical know-how for her obstetrics and gynecological patients and a role model and change-advocate for her Black community.
Jennifer DeMuro, MD ’20, just may be Ross University School of Medicine’s (RUSM) “grittiest” graduate ever.
The stats are grim. For every person who undergoes surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a one in four chance they will die and a 50/50 chance they will suffer severe pulmonary complications.
In one day, she witnesses moms separated from their newborns, children agonizing with the flip-flop of their world and parents who are mentally drained from the rampant news of COVID-19 and the senseless killings of black Americans by police.