Chief residents for the 2017-2018 year are entrusted with developing clinical rotation schedules, performing administrative duties, and supervising junior residents, among other responsibilities.



  • Thomas Brock, MD, Baystate Medical Center, Massachusetts


AP/CP Pathology

  • Jessica Dillon, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcok Medical Center, New Hampshire


Emergency Medicine

  • Aaron Tyagi, MD, Michigan State University / Sparrow Hospital, Michigan
  • Dimitry Danovich, MD, Staten Island University Hospital, New York
  • Amy Phillips, MD, Detroit Medical Center Sinai Grace, Michigan
  • Sarah Wolf, MD, Sparrow - Michigan State University, Michigan


Family Medicine


  • Andre Anderson, MD, Union Hospital, California
  • Choaib Khalid, MD, Houston Methodist, Texas
  • Clinton Walls, Florida State University COM at Lee Memorial, Florida
  • Eghonghon Akinsipe, MD, University of Central Florida, Florida
  • Emily Gould, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana
  • Jason Barnhart, MD, Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency Program, Texas
  • Jenna Walls, MD, St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center, Indiana
  • Jonathan Dominguez, MD, Hoboken University Medical Center, New Jersey
  • Justin Blaauwendraat, MD, Mercy Health Michigan State Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Mehak Gandhi, MD, University of Central Florida / North Florida Regional Medical Center, Florida
  • Sheen Malik, MD, Kaiser Permanete, Indiana
  • Trina Hara, MD, Central Michigan University, Michigan
  • Eric Jensen, MD, Idaho State University, Idaho
  • Shoaib Khalid, MD, Houston Methodist Family Medicine, Texas


General Surgery


  • Ryan Day, MD, Mayo Clinic, Arizona


Internal Medicine

  • Ali Yusuf Haifz, MD, Albert Einstein Jacobi Medical Center, New York
  • Andrew Hsu, MD, University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts
  • Daniel King, MD, Univeristy of Maryland Prince George's Hospital, Maryland
  • Hiral Thakrar, MD, St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, New York
  • Jaime Barker, MD, Mercer / Navicent Health, Georgia
  • Jason Kovacevic, MD, University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts
  • Monicka Felix, MD, Oak Hill Hospital, Florida
  • Mit Patel, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia 




  • Joseph Doria, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia


Pediatric Medicine

  • Arjun Mahendran, MD, University of Kansas - Wichita, Kansas


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Paolo Jorge, MD, Loma Linda University, California


Psychiatry / Child Psychiatry


  • Erik Cabrera, MD, Larkin Community Hospital, Florida
  • Carrine Nzodom, MD, Louisiana State University, Louisiana
  • Geoffrey Peckover, MD, New York Medical College - Metropolitan, New York
  • Mustafa Abdulhusein, MD, University of North Dakota, North Dakota
  • Jared Solomon, MD, University of Nevada Reno, Nevada

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2022-2023, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 98% 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 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.