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Benjamin Bunnell

Congratulations to more than 300 students who participated in Ross University School of Medicine’s (RUSM) Fall White Coat Ceremony, the rite of passage for incoming medical students. We were thrilled to greet and celebrate with you in person after such a long hiatus.  

Student Benjamin Bunnell said the ceremony beat expectations. “It took a long time to get here so I was happy that my parents, wife and friends could watch me put on the white coat and say the Hippocratic Oath. Nothing else mattered at that moment; it felt like it was just me in that room.”  

The Ohio native remembers physicians telling his mother, who had multiple sclerosis (MS), that there was “nothing more we could do” for her disease, which fueled Benjamin’s interest in regenerative medicine.  

Best of luck to all incoming students who have begun their medical academic journey. For support, please email our Student Affairs team.    

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.