RUSM In The News
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.
Laurenie Louissaint, MD ’19, is all about breaking barriers. This courageous Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduate has gone from Division 1 athlete, to athletic trainer (AT), to personal trainer, to doctor – and as she so eloquently put it, “The story doesn’t end there.”
Attending Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)has changed Jafar ’19 and Rachel ’19 Dada’s lives in many ways. They arrived at medical school separately, intent on following their dreams of becoming physicians.
Growing up, Claudia Fontes, MD ’19, had a “clear cut” plan leading directly to her goal of becoming a physician. But, as with many best-laid plans, it worked perfectly – right up until the time when it didn’t.
“Amazing.” “Crazy.” “Wow.” Those are the words Timothy Sobukonla, MD ’19, used to describe how he feels about graduating from Ross University School of Medicine (Ross) and getting to be called “doctor” for the very first time.
Growing up in a small farm town in rural Canada, Emma Cronk learned the value of hard work and incredible drive at a young age. She watched her father work their 3,000-acre farmland on a daily basis, and she and her three sisters were routinely up before school doing chores.
With commencement just a few short weeks away, Stacey Ho’ 19, is taking a well-deserved break to reflect on how far she has come – especially over the last few months, which she described as “one heck of a roller-coaster!”