RUSM In The News
Hispanics comprise 18 percent1 of the U.S. population yet are only 5 percent2 of U.S. physicians. In an effort to drive diversity in the physician workforce, Saint Peter’s University and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announced an agreement to help more Hispanics attend medical school.
Raised in a family of healthcare professionals, Keena Kohl, MD ’19, has wanted to be a physician for as long as she can remember.
Hundreds of Ross University School of Medicine graduates started residency training in July 2019. In the meantime, many of our graduates who are already deep in their training have earned the distinction of being named chief residents for the 2019-2020 year.
Having graduated from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) just a few short weeks ago, Rick A. Garcia, MD ’19, is eager to begin residency and continue to work toward becoming the best physician he can be for his patients.
As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, one of Felix Aponte Santos’, MD ’19, favorite places to go was his pediatrician’s office. So much so that he decided at an early age that he wanted to follow in his mentor’s footsteps and become a physician himself.
Fresh from graduating with his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and about to begin residency at his first choice hospital in Southern California, Kristoffer Roxas, MD ’19, feels “prepared for anything!”
The United States is facing a significant absence of diversity in medicine, and the disproportionately low numbers of African-American doctors is causing negative health outcomes in communities across the country.
Nikita Gill’s, MD ’19, combined passion for science and helping people led her to choose medicine as her future career choice from an early age.
For many medical school graduates, the realization that they have transitioned from student to doctor doesn’t fully sink in until residency begins, but for one 2019 Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) alumnus, the transition occurred somewhat earlier than he’d anticipated – on the flight to commencement, in fact.
Esteemed credentials and a medical degree aren’t the only things Vincent Alexander, MD ’18, is leaving Ross University School of Medicine (Ross) with – he’s also taking several new or strengthened attributes that he believes are key to being successful in medicine: adaptability, self-reliance, and independence.