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Carlista   Tavernier-Durand MD

Instructor, Academy for Teaching and Learning


Carlista Tavernier-Durand, MD is a faculty member in the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) at Ross University School of Medicine. She began her academic career in Dominica and then moved to the United States where she completed her undergraduate years at Iowa State University, graduating with a BSc in Psychology. She then undertook postgraduate studies at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine graduating with distinction in 2010.  

She began her career at RUSM serving as a junior faculty member in the Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine (AICM) Program at Princess Margaret Hospital in Dominica for four years until it was restructured to Internal Medicine Foundation (IMF) in 2014. She then relocated to Jamaica where she completed an internship with the University of the West Indies. Dr. Tavernier-Durand rejoined Ross University in February 2018 in the Academy for Teaching and Learning as a visiting faculty member at the St. Kitts Satellite Campus and has transitioned to the Barbados campus with a permanent faculty position in that department. She is Director of the Essential Lifelong Learning Skills Course for Semester 1 and also works heavily with supporting students through the ATL Board Preparation program for students preparing for the Comprehensive Basic Science Exam and USMLE Step 1.