Dr. George Lotockiis the new Director of the Medical Education Review Program (MERP) at the Ross University Freeport site.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
Ross University is pleased to announce the promotion and appointment
of Dr. George Lotocki as the new director of the Medical Education Review
Program (MERP). He has been the interim director of the program since
MERP is a rigorous 15-week program
designed to prepare students for successful entry into Ross University
School of Medicine (RUSM). MERP’s curriculum provides preparatory
science courses that integrate content offered in RUSM. It is offered
by invitation to RUSM applicants who do not yet fully qualify for acceptance
The announcement was made by Nancy Perri, MD, chief academic officer
for Ross University, based in North Brunswick, NJ.
"We are pleased to recognize Dr.
Lotocki’s leadership by this promotion, said Dr. Perri. He is
an experienced and qualified academician and we are confident in his
ability to maintain the established focus on excellence in medical education
in the program, ensuring Ross University’s high academic standards,
said Dr. Perri.
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Dr. Lotocki
moved to the Unites States in 1995 after receiving a scholarship to
study biological sciences. In 1998, he graduated from the University
of Miami with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. In
2003, he received a doctorate in philosophy and degrees in physiology
and biophysics from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine where
he remained to teach physiology and biophysics. He joined Ross University
School of Medicine in 2000 to prepare students for the Medical Licensing
Exam. Lotocki went on to teach medical physiology for MERP since its
inception in 2004.
"In my new position as MERP Director
I will continue to improve the academic quality of the program. We have
created a demanding curriculum that offers a baseline for students to
matriculate into Ross University School of Medicine. We remain sensitive
to the varying competencies of our students, ensuring that our faculty
and staff work together to identify and respond to individual student
needs," said Dr. Lotocki.
In addition to his 10 years of teaching
experience, Dr. Lotocki has worked as a senior research associate in
the Department of Neurosurgery at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
where he conducted basic science and clinical research, trained and
supervised graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows
and neurosurgery residents. He has also published numerous scientific
manuscripts, participated in and given presentations at scientific meetings,
exhibited his work in a museum of science, and has been nationally and
internationally recognized for his research. Specifically, his studies
have been published in more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and over
30 abstracts in the areas of traumatic brain & spinal cord injuries
and therapeutic interventions following brain and spinal cord trauma.
founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education
offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree
programs. The School of Medicine is located in Dominica, West Indies,
and the Freeport, Grand Bahama clinical site recently opened in January 2009.
The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts. Ross
University's administrative offices are located in North Brunswick,
NJ. Ross University has more than 9,000 alumni with M.D. and D.V.M.