During her gastrointestinal rotation at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, MS4 Ross University School of Medicine student Manavi Johri discovered an opportunity to use her artistic abilities for a good cause. Manavi designed a poster for The American College of Gastroenterology’s “Tune It Up” concert, an event organized to raise awareness for the new guidelines for colon cancer screening.  

“This was especially important to me personally to raise awareness, since a close family friend was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer at 49, and had the guidelines been to start screening at 45, they could have caught it earlier,” said Manavi, who will soon enter her internal medicine residency.  

 
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The March 31 virtual concert attracted viewers from across the country to hear featured performers such as Lisa Loeb, Kerry Ellis and Rufus Wainwright. View a recording of the concert and learn more about colorectal cancer screening on the American College of Gastroenterology website.

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.