The health fair took place on the grounds of the Mary Charles Hospital in Molineux and during the 4-hour event, Ross University School of Medicine students and faculty volunteers provided residents with health screenings as well as health education.

“The fair is a part of the training of the students, in that we have done the basic training with them, but now they get a chance to apply it to the patients in the community under supervision,” noted Dr. Yasmin Burnett, professor of clinical medicine and director of the Clinical Community Program at the Ross University School of Medicine.

There were a number of stations under tents where patients underwent BMI, blood pressure, blood glucose and general vision screenings, as well as checking on the heart and lungs and patient education.

“The fair is also part of giving back to the country, which is our philosophy because we want our students to grow with that responsibility. As an organization, we recognize that we need to give back to the community that we are involved in.”

As an institution, Ross University School of Medicine will continue to identify ways to support the community through additional efforts of this nature.

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.