Lending a Helping Hand
Ross students want to make a difference in the world, and they have the opportunity to participate in many types of medical advocacy while on campus.
One of these is the Salybia Mission Project. This student-founded and run organization provides much-needed care to the indigenous population of Dominica, and participating students take pride in the various positions and responsibilities they hold in order to carry out their mission. With roughly 500 active members—or about a quarter of the student population—Salybia is one of the most popular, and rewarding, clubs on campus.
Many others clubs are focused on service as well, and Ross students stand out for their willingness to take time away from their studies to give back by organizing and running community health clinics, visiting local schools to educate children on the importance of good healthcare practices, and providing care to the elderly.
Experiences such as these provide a global perspective on healthcare and give our students hands-on opportunities they simply could not get anywhere else. They also have a profound effect on the type of doctors they will ultimately become.
“Students in the Salybia Mission Project want to give back to this community. And one of the things that is definitely a plus for our Ross students is the opportunity to have that global experience. Where they can meet alternative cultures and experience practicing medicine in a global setting.”– Melanie Jacobson, Director of Student Affairs