Specialty: General Surgery

With her sights set on securing a General Surgery residency, this November 2019 Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduate and Air Force veteran is grateful for the opportunities ahead that, she notes, were made possible by RUSM.

“RUSM was my opportunity,” she said. “If it wasn’t for RUSM, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to gain my Medical Degree and now be a candidate for all these amazing surgical residencies I’ve been offered.”

When asked how it feels to have achieved her dream and be poised to begin residency, she noted that it’s all still a bit surreal.  “I’ve had this picture of the initials ‘M.D.’ behind my name for a very long time,” she said. “To finally see that come to fruition is exciting – it’s awesome.”

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.