RUSM In The News
When third semester student Dannie Sieben, ’25 was accepted to Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), he hoped that RUSM would be an inclusive and welcoming campus. Not only did he find that to be true, but Dannie had the opportunity to build solidarity for the LGBTQIA+ campus community in the form of an organization.
According to the American Medical Association, physician burnout is an epidemic in the United States healthcare system, with nearly 63% of practicing physicians reporting signs of burnout such as emotional exhaustion and depersonalization at least once per week (source: AMA).
The Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) community joins in celebrating Nick Paslidis, MD ’88, PhD, FACP, MHCM, FABQAURP, who will be named a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) during an upcoming ceremony at the end of April.
For Christine Charaf, MD ’10, MBA, FACP, there have been two motivators that brought her to follow a career path to becoming a physician.
Kenyani “Kiki” Davis, MD ’12, MPH, is a chief medical officer, a National Institutes of Health fellow, a passionate advocate for health equity—and now one of Buffalo Business First’s 40 under 40.
Throughout November and December 2022, Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) alumni and others raised over $11,000 USD to fund 2023 scholarship opportunities for current students.
The white coat ceremony is a special event that welcomes incoming medical students into the study of medicine and emphasizes the importance of compassionate care, scientific aptitude, and ethical behavior in medical school and future chosen profession. The ceremony is an important rite-of-passage that marks the transformation of a new cohort of Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) students entering as physicians-in-training.
Congratulations to RUSM alumna Varudhini Reddy, MD ’17, who was recently acknowledged by the American Medical Association as part of their International Medical Graduates (IMG) Recognition Week celebration.
Being different is a unique character trait that some begrudgingly accept while others embrace and magnify the gift. Ross University School of Medicine alumna Sonal Bhatia, MD ’02, is an inspirational physician who pushes the envelope to help others who are ‘different’ and gives back to those who need a supportive voice.
With the motto — “The needs of the patient come first” — three Ross University School of Medicine grads are dedicated to uplifting patient care for residents in neighboring Central Brooklyn, New York communities with health and equity disparities as they begin their chief residencies at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, part of One Brooklyn Health System (OBHS).
What does it mean to be named a chief resident? Your residency program director and/or peers feel that you are capable and ready to handle additional responsibilities in postgraduate training—such as mentoring and advocating for other members of your team, doing work to support overall program objectives, and other added leadership or administrative duties.
An alumni ambassador working to address disparities based on sexual orientation in medical education and patient care