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Commencement 2019

RUSM is proud to host Commencement 2019 in Coral Gables, FL. The Pre-Commencement Reception will be held on Friday, May 17 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the Watsco Center. Please see below for additional details.

Commencement Ceremony will take place at 9:00 AM, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Watsco Center, formerly known as the BankUnited Center located on the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida.

Commencement Speakers

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    Commencement 2019

Commencement Alumni Spotlight

  • Michael Geraghty '19

    General Surgery - Waterbury Hospital

    From Alaska to Dominica: A 2019 Alumnus reflects on just how far he’s come – in miles, and milestones

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  • Stacey Ho '18

    Neurology - UCLA

    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!”

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  • Timothy Sobukonla '19

    Internal Medicine - Morehouse

    “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 and getting to be called “doctor” for the very first time.

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  • Laurenie Louissaint, MD ’19

    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City

    “I come from a family where I was the first one to get a graduate degree,” she said. “No one has [done] post-doctorate studies and there are no doctors or anything like that. But my perspective was always, why not? What’s stopping me?”

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  • Jafar ’19 and Rachel ’19 Dada

    “We are able to go through medical school together,” she said. “It was a different view than I would have had if I had not gone to Ross. We had the mindset that we’re here to become doctors and this is our shot and we’re super grateful to have gotten it,” she said.

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  • Claudia Fontes, MD ’19

    Pediatrics - UC of San Francisco, Fresno

    “Being the first doctor in my family is an accomplishment that is compounded with so much more – I can’t even fully articulate it – it’s overwhelming and hasn’t fully sunk in yet.

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Each year, hundreds of our graduates receive the news that they have reached their goal and matched at leading hospitals across the United States and Canada. The majority of our graduates secure residencies through the National Resident Matching Program. And with more than 14,000 alumni, we are inspired every day by the difference they are making in the world.


#RossMatchDay 2019

  • Sarah Tsoi '18

    Early Match Family Medicine

    Having just graduated from RUSM in November of 2018, Tsoi noted that the news that she matched to her first choice of Family Medicine programs in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan hasn’t quite sunk in yet.

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  • Mahir Maruf '16

    Early Match Urology

    “To match in a urology program was just unbelievable,” he said. “I already have research project ideas I want to pursue and have identified mentors and begun talking to them about new project ideas, so I’m quite excited.”

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  • Leilani Pathak '18

    Pre-Match Internal Medicine

    “I was in tears when the program director told me all my hard work has not gone unnoticed,” she said. “This chance is more than I deserve. I am grateful for the opportunity it provides and will continuing putting my full effort into becoming the best physician I can be.”

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  • Jashan Singh '19

    On Friday, thousands of graduating medical students will learn where their MD journey will take them next as they find out where they have matched for their Residency. In anticipation of this momentous day, we are excited to share the Road to Residency story of one of our own, Jashan Singh, Class of 2019.

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    Match Day Thoughts

Looking back on #RossMatchDay

  • Amy Rezak Alger '01

    Assistant Professor of Surgery at Duke

    Looking back on my Match Day…I can still vividly remember being extremely nervous while waiting for my match results. I was beyond excited after finding out that I matched with my number one ranked program!

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  • Roberto Swazo, MD’15

    Internal Medicine, Chief Resident | University of Arizona, College of Medicine at South Campus

    Looking back on my Match Day, the first things that come to mind are: success and gratitude. I felt successful because years of hard work dating back to college and beyond finally paid off and I was able to match into my #1 program for residency!

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  • DeAnn Bing, MD’09

    Co-founder Homecare Medicine of Atlanta

    Looking back in my Match Day I remember thinking, I’m starting the final phase of this journey and everything I’ve worked hard for is now finally coming into view. I felt excited, full of promise and I was eager to start applying all the knowledge I had attained in a clinical and practical way.

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  • Joshua Mansour, MD’12

    Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Immunotherapy Fellow | Stanford University

    Looking back on Match Day I would not have had the journey any other way. Each step, twist, and turn prepared me for my role as a physician. I was fortunate to have the additional support and guidance from those at RUSM to not only help me reach my goals, but surpass my expectations.

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  • Kristen Rezak '01

    I still remember sitting in front of the computer refreshing the screen every minute until the results came in. We only had one computer, so we took turns checking. Then, my sister and I jumping for joy in our living room when we matched in our top choices for General Surgery categorical residency positions!

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  • Tejas Shah, MD’16

    Anesthesiology Resident | Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Dr. Shah matched at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Anesthesiology. Once he completes his residency, Dr. Shah hopes to find a balance between academia, administration and providing high quality patient care in a clinical setting.

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