He was waitlisted by his instate public medical schools. His mother had passed away from colon cancer at the age of 42 that same year. In retrospect, he feels that perhaps he came across during his admission interviews as wanting to pursue medicine for all the wrong reasons. He would go on to accept a job with South Carolina Electric and Gas Company and eventually be named Manager of Residential Sales for the entire state of South Carolina.

 

In 2006, during a mission trip to Trinidad, he would be reminded of his lifelong dream of becoming a physician. Initially intrigued by the name alone, he applied to Ross University School of Medicine and ultimately embarked on a medical school journey with his entire family. He graduated in 2010 and matched into his first choice of residency programs, Cleveland Clinic Florida Internal Medicine. He served as Chief Resident during his PGY3 year. He graduated from residency and became board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2013. He stayed on as a staff physician at Cleveland Clinic Florida and currently serves as Chair of the Department of Hospital Medicine and Clerkship Director for the 4th Year Internal Medicine Sub-I elective rotation.

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.