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Varudhini Reddy

Held annually in October, IMG Recognition Week is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of our alumni and IMGs practicing in the US who are a vital component of the US physician workforce and play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare services. According to a 2021 report from the AMA, 25% of licensed US doctors are international medical graduates (IMGs).

Born and raised in Hockessin, Delaware, Dr. Reddy earned her bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Delaware before enrolling at RUSM to earn her MD. During medical school, she discovered a passion for working with those with mental health issues and advocating for those in need. After noticing the stigma—even among healthcare professionals—surrounding opioid addiction in Delaware, Dr. Reddy co-founded the Delaware Addiction Project, a nonprofit organization designed to work directly with the medical community to decrease the stigma and better educate medical professionals about this disease.

Dr. Reddy’s work has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the 2019 She’s On Her Way Award, which recognizes young female leaders in the Delawarean community, and the 2020 RUSM Alumni Humanitarian Award, which is awarded to a RUSM alum who devotes their life to serving populations in need across the globe and making an impact well beyond the treatment of their patients. To read the full spotlight on Dr. Reddy, visit the AMA website.

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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.