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 95% 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.
Jiddu Guart, MS4, Showcases Scholarly Work
Congratulations to fourth-year student Jiddu Guart, who earned first author credit for his published study, Postoperative Quality of Life in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa Utilizing the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Burden of Disease Tool in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.
Jiddu’s interest in surgery began as a child when his mother, a nurse, shared stories of the amazing feats surgeons accomplished at her hospital. However, it wasn’t until his surgical rotation that his desire to pursue surgery was solidified.
While at Mount Sinai in Chicago, Jiddu collaborated with plastic surgeons at the University of Illinois at Chicago to study the postoperative quality of life in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, a dermatologic disease with high chronicity and recurrence rates.
“Patients with hidradenitis suffer, not only physically, but psychologically on a daily basis,” said Jiddu, “It’s hard for surgeons to make evidence-based recommendations when taking quality of life into account because data in this area is lacking.”
An aspiring surgeon, Jiddu hopes to continue quality of life research to bridge this gap and ease the daily burden that patients with hidradenitis experience.
Congratulations to Jiddu Guart, who matched into Brown University Rhode Island Hospital's general surgery program. Learn more about the National Resident Matching Program® (The MATCH ℠) process by visiting RUSM's Match Day webpage.