Dear RUSM Community, 

 

We are all watching or reading about the protests around the United States in response to the senseless deaths of black American citizens during encounters with law enforcement, most recently Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

 

These are distressing times for everyone, but especially so for those directly affected and others who identify closely with them. This includes not only those whose lives were tragically lost, but also their families and anyone who considers themselves a brother, sister, or friend by virtue of a shared race, ethnicity, or experience. 

 

As stated by Lisa Wardell, Chairman and CEO of RUSM's parent company, Adtalem Global Education, now more than ever we must continue our dedication and support to diversity and inclusion and to stand for social justice. I encourage you to read her message, which can be found here. RUSM stands with Adtalem in condemning racial injustice and bigoted violence. 

 

To everyone in our RUSM community who is asking this question, we say, your life matters: your hopes and fears, your safety, and certainly your call for justice all matter. We hear you and grieve with you. Together, we must promote and embrace a culture of respect and inclusivity. 

 

Sincerely,

 

James M. Record, MD, JD, FACP

Chief Academic Officer and Provost

 

Rhonda McIntyre, MBBS, FAAP, FRCP(C)

Associate Dean for Medical Sciences

 

Seeth Vivek, MD, DLFAPA 

Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences 

 

Pranaya Mishra, PhD

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

 

Bryan Hayse, EdD

Associate Dean for Medical Sciences Student Affairs

 

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2021-2022, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 96% first-time residency attainment rate* thus far. Located on the island of Barbados and with a network of more than 15,000 alumni, RUSM is one of the largest providers of doctors for the U.S. healthcare system. RUSM graduates practice in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2022-23 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the 2022 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.