RUSM In The News
Ever since she was a little girl growing up in the inner city of St. Louis, Kimberly Eide MD’19, has been taking care of others. Her grandmother, neighbors, and extended family members all received the benefit of her listening ear and helpful nature. To Eide, taking care of others was just second nature.
Richard Paul Meier II, MD ’19, thought he had found his dream job at the age of 19. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in Business at the University of Central Oklahoma, he was offered a position as a salesman for a local gym chain – a position he enjoyed so much that he put his degree on hold to pursue it.
This Boston doctor team flew their young children to Texas, turned their living room into a research office and are picking up extra shifts to cover for their sick coworkers and console terminal COVID-19 patients.
When Larry Vazquez, MD ’20, was growing up, heath concerns impacted his very close family to such a significant degree that he was motivated to become a physician. First, his older sister was diagnosed with epilepsy when Vazquez was 13, and just a few years later, his grandmother suffered a stroke.
With all her non-urgent procedures in Beverly Hills on hold and telemedicine not as fulfilling as she had hoped, the humanitarian doctor – Raheleh “Doctor Rahi” Sarbaziha, MD – decided to jet across the country to assist those suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Growing up, Natalie Gordon, MD ’20, always talked about becoming a doctor. Some of her earliest memories are of accompanying family members to various doctor appointments and of watching the Discovery Health channel’s Operation Smile, a show that presented real accounts of physicians providing free surgeries to people around the world.
She’s a bubbly spitfire ready to begin her pathology research in southern Cali but before she steps into that role, she pauses to absorb the public health wakeup call. “This crisis is raising awareness and showing the power and importance of public health,” said Jessica Hudson, MD,
RUSM Students Launch Website to Provide Help for Those on the Frontline
The spark that led to Michael Nguyen’s, MD ’19, interest in medicine was lit in elementary school when his grandmother suffered a stroke. The Emergency Medical Services [EMS] team who responded so impressed him with their care and reassurance to the family that she would be okay that he vividly remembers them to this day, and credits them with providing him with the inspiration to pursue a career as a physician.
Current and former Adtalem Global Education colleagues David and Phyllis Stowe are producing face masks for those in need during the current COVID-19 healthcare pandemic.