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Christopher Mays

Describing medical school as a “massive adventure,” recent Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduate, Christopher Mays, MD’20, advises current and future Rossies to stay the path no matter what.

“This is an undertaking that not many people get to go through in their life,” explained Christopher, who recently matched at his number one rank — Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine program in Huntington, West Virginia. “Keep pushing through any mental, physical and emotional challenges. Show up every day and bring your best and you’ll get a great educational experience. It’s such an honor to get to this point and worth every moment of struggle and heartache.”

Born and raised in Kentucky, Christopher is thrilled to circle back to his roots with his new bride, a local nurse whom he met last year. “It’s great to be home,” said the Marvel movie buff. “I’d like to eventually become a pillar of the area — an outstanding hospitalist taking care of my neighbors and family friends; someone everyone can trust.”


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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 2022-2023, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 97% 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.