Checking the Pulse: A Premed Podcast

Checking the Pulse: A Premed Podcast

Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine offers an MD degree program. Ross: provides clinical rotations at affiliated US teaching hospitals; has an alumni network of 15,000+ MD’s across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico; is eligible to participate in the US Federal Direct Loan Program; and offers scholarships for students who qualify. Ross has three class starts a year in September, January and May.

Episodes

January 10, 2023 13 min
Did you ever consider going on an international medical mission? If so, you definitely want to hear about this new partnership we have! Ross University School of Medicine recently signed a partnership with Vida that gives a financial grant to all eligible applicants who successfully complete the Medical Education Readiness Program (aka MERP). Contact our Admissions Dept directly for more information on this grant. In the meantime, ...
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Continuing to share the experience of current students, in this episode, we meet Alex Kirby who is finishing her 4th semester in Barbados. Alex shares why she chose Ross, how her study techniques have changed and some things she wished she knew ahead of time.
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In this episode, we meet Vanessa Aragones, a current student who just finished 5th semester and is getting ready to take Step 1. Vanessa talks about her transition to the island and how she developed her support to succeed in med school.
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Attending medical school requires a major financial commitment. Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is committed to providing medical school applicants and active medical students with information to help fund your education through financial aid, including medical school loans and scholarships. My guest today is Josh Verwijst, from our Student Finance Dept, and he will be discussing options in financial aid, cost of living a...
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Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) offers a 15-week preparatory course that provides customized academic assessment and study plans; a supportive, diverse community of expert instructors and peers; and the building blocks needed to instill confidence essential to a successful medical school experience and practice. This is a follow-up to Episode 2 with the most recent updates to the MERP pre requisites.
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In this episode, we meet Tahara Jordan, co-founder of the Black Female Doctors student association, dedicated to collaborating, networking and creating power in numbers throughout the Ross Community. Their motto is “Lifting as We Climb”, supporting each other through service, fun and academics. Tahara also shares her experience during MERP and being an AIM Scholar.
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July 11, 2022 18 min
In this episode, we will talk about our sister school American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. AUC’s mission is to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement.
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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, this episode is about Impostor Syndrome. Although not officially recognized, Impostor Syndrome can be prevalent in those who are different than their peers, particularly in underrepresented demographics. In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Karie Gaska and current student Kinza Javed.
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Results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 95% first-time residency attainment rate so far. Our graduates will enter residency programs in 23 specialties throughout 43 U.S. states and territories. Notable specialties include Dermatology, Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neurology. In this episo...
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After RUSM students receive their MD degree, they embark in their path to residency. 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. With more than 15,000 alumni, we’re inspired every day by the difference they are making in the...
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The Black Male Doctors student organization is an academic, cultural and social support center for students of all origins, with a special focus on black male students and students of African-American descent. My guest today is the club President Tyeler Checkley.
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Ross University students have the opportunity to participate in more than 40 clubs and organizations. No matter what your interest is, likely there is a group of like-minded students. In this episode, we will talk about the Surgery Interest Group.
The SIG strives to strengthen the basic skills required to prepare our students for their surgical rounds and necessary procedural techniques for the field of surgery. My guests today are ...
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The Muslim Student Association (MSA) seeks to support the Muslim students and other students of faith attending Ross University. They also aim to provide safe and comfortable spaces of prayer and meditation, while bringing awareness to the faith of Islam. My guests today are current students and officers of the MSA.
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This week we continue to celebrate our graduates' success in Residency!! During the Residency MATCH process, applicants can apply as individuals or as a couple. Applying as a couple allows them to connect their rank order lists so they can match in the same geographic location. In this episode, Dr Yasmine Bargoti Gosey and Dr Bobby Gosey, share their experience matching as a couple.
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The path to receiving your medical degree at Ross is exactly the same as those of US medical schools. Upon completion of the USMLEs, Ross students receive their MD degree and embark on a new path—residency!
As of today, over 15000 graduates 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.
In t...
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Hematopathology or hemopathology is the study of diseases and disorders in blood cells, that affect their production, and any organs and tissues. This is a subspecialty of pathology that focuses on cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. In this episode Fellow Physician and RUSM alumnus Olumide Odeyemi shares his journey through his medical education.
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The Canadian Student Association at RUSM creates a home-away from home, supporting the Canadian students, and connecting them through events, shared values and experiences. Prime Minister and Secretary of the organization, Future Drs Radhika Bassi and Gurjot Ravi share their experiences as current students.
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February 9, 2021 21 min
Plastic surgery is a highly competitive surgical specialty. It can be a reconstruction or an alteration of the body, for the purpose of rebuilding or improving a function, or cosmetic for improving physical appearance. Dr. Sola Fasusi, class of 2010, shares his experiences preparing for the MCAT, studying for med school and his residency training.
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February 1, 2021 20 min
Sports medicine is a specialty that focuses on physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. In this episode, we chat with Dr. Irvin Sulapas about his experience as a Sports Medicine Doc.
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The personal interview is an important part of the application process at RUSM, where we get to learn a bit more about the applicants. Every year, we conduct approximately 2200 interviews. Regional Director for the East Region, Jeff Weisberger, shares some advice on how to crush your med school interview.
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