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DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville - Aug 20, 2013 - 12:27:29 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Mr. Andy Andress, Chief Operating Officer for DeVry Medical International and Dr. Gannady Raskin, Dean, Medical Education Review Programme, a programme of DeVry Medical International, pay courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, August 19.

Minister Darville discussed DeVry's continued operation in Grand Bahama among other matters...
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New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site - Aug 5, 2011 - 3:12:35 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island –  The new session of the Medical Education Review Program (MERP) at the Bahamas site at the Seahorse Plaza in Freeport got underway on August 4th, 2011 and runs until November 2011.

"We are once again excited to announce a successful semester start of our MERP program and are pleased with the progress of the renovations that are currently underway to accommodate this large contingent of students," said Londell Albury, executive administrator at the Freeport site.  "Devry and Ross administration remains committed to Freeport and we are certain that the Ross community of students, faculty, staff, family members and friends, will continue to have a positive impact on the Grand Bahama community..."
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Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals - Jun 29, 2011 - 9:35:46 AM

New partnerships with Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland (SJMO) in Pontiac, Mich., are two recent and notable achievements for Ross University School of Medicine. Each new hospital affiliation will provide Ross medical students the opportunity to receive clinical instruction in key core disciplines at a single hospital: family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery. Adding these prestigious institutions to the school’s roster of U.S. hospitals is one of many milestones for developing the clinical sciences program articulated by the medical school’s new dean, Joseph Flaherty, MD.

“Although classroom and laboratory settings play an important role in medical students’ education, there is nothing like a clinical practice setting where they learn by doing,”...
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Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program - May 19, 2011 - 10:30:26 AM

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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 2010. 

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 to RUSM. 
 
The announcement was made by Nancy Perri, MD, chief academic officer...

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Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University - May 3, 2011 - 11:53:20 AM


NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -
After more than six years of unwavering leadership and dedication to Ross University, Dr. Thomas Shepherd has decided to retire as president to spend more time with his family. He will actively serve as president through the hiring and onboarding of his successor.
 

Dr. Shepherd joined Ross shortly after it was acquired by DeVry in 2003. During his tenure, he led significant change that has resulted in improved student successes and has built a firm foundation for Ross’ future growth and development...

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Ross University fully transitions Medical Education Review Program (MERP) to Grand Bahama Island - Apr 14, 2011 - 11:21:29 PM

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Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas – While planning is still under development for Ross University to determine the reopening of its School of Medicine program at the Bahamas campus, the University has relocated its Medical Education Review Program (MERP) from Miami, FL to Freeport, Grand Bahama.

MERP is a rigorous 15-week program designed to prepare students for successful entry into Ross University’s School of Medicine (RUSM). MERP’s curriculum provides preparatory science courses that integrate content offered in RUSM...

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Ross University Bahamas counselor leads seminar for GB Association of Social Workers - Apr 6, 2011 - 12:27:33 PM
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Freeport, The Bahamas - In recognition of social workers and the services provided by them to the community in The Bahamas, the Grand Bahama Association of Social Workers presented an introductory session for trainers on March 28th.  Jonathan Holmsten, MS, LPC, NCC, who is a licensed professional counselor with Ross University Bahamas, was a featured speaker.

The session was entitled “ Who’s in Control, You or Your Anger?” Most of those that turned out were social workers, but others from careers that may involved handling persons in anger also attended...
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Two positions open at Ross University in Dominica - Mar 23, 2011 - 6:47:07 AM
Ross University was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. Located in Dominica, West Indies, the School of Medicine places more students into US residencies annually than any other medical school in the world and has clinical education centers in Miami, FL, Saginaw, MI, and Freeport, Grand Bahama. The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts. 

The university has two positions available: Director of Finance and Learning Lab Manager.

Applications must be made through the online website...
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(VIDEO) Ross University Appoints Bahamian as new Executive Administrator - Mar 18, 2011 - 2:06:35 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Ross University Bahamas is pleased to announce the appointment of Bahamian, Londell Albury, as their new executive administrator at the Freeport site effective immediately. The announcement was made by Hal McCulloch, PhD., senior vice president administration at Ross University Bahamas

"Londell, who has excelled in his previous role as director information technology, will oversee administration of the Medical Education Review Program (MERP), said Dr. McCulloch, “including administrative management of the staff and faculty in Freeport. He will ensure the high quality standards for the program are sustained and continuously improved...”

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New session underway at Ross Bahamas Site - Dec 30, 2010 - 9:52:17 PM
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Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island – While Ross University’s long-term planning for their Freeport campus site is in development, Ross Health Sciences is offering its Medical Education Review Program (MERP) at the Bahamas site at Seahorse Plaza in Freeport. The current session got underway on November 29th and runs until March 25th, 2011.

The Medical Education Review Program (MERP) is a rigorous 15-week program designed to provide preparatory basic sciences course content for medical school education. The selected courses integrate and articulate with coursework and content offered in medical education basic sciences curriculum, and prepare students for successful entry to medical school
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Ross University supports the Conchman Triathlon - Nov 10, 2010 - 11:32:08 AM

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  Freeport, Bahamas - Ross University School of Medicine, Bahamas Clinical Site was pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Grand Bahama Conchman Triathlon.  General health screening and BodyTracker fitness indices were offered at the Ross tent for all participants and visitors.

General health screening was provided by members of the Healthy Lifestyles program of the GB Public Health Authority and local physicians.  The screening included height, weight, girth, blood pressure, blood glucose and total cholesterol.  Dr. Elaine Lundy donated her time to discuss any abnormal findings...

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New semester underway at Ross University Bahamas - Sep 10, 2010 - 6:22:50 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Another semester is underway at Ross University's Bahamas clinical site at at Seahorse Plaza in Freeport. 

The Medical Education Review Program (MERP) is a rigorous 15-week, one semester program designed to provide preparatory basic sciences course content typically offered during the four semesters of the Basic Medical Sciences Program offered by Ross University in Dominica. The selected courses integrate and articulate with coursework and content offered in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters.
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Ross University Names 17th Surgeon General to its Board of Trustees - Jun 21, 2010 - 11:31:39 PM
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North Brunswick, New Jersey - Ross University is pleased to announce a new addition to its board of trustees—Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, vice chairman of Canyon Ranch, a health and wellness company; and president of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute. Dr. Carmona is also a Distinguished Professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.

“I am proud to represent a university that takes young men and women who are passionate about healthcare and molds them into health professionals, graduating some of the most diverse classes I’ve seen in or out of the US,” said Dr. Carmona...

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(VIDEO) Ross University VP Business Planning and Development announces 3-year lease extension in Bahamas - Apr 23, 2010 - 4:07:26 PM
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Freeport, Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly presents an update on the Ross University Bahamas clinical site by way of an interview with Mr. Sandi Cutler, Vice President of Business Planning and Development, Ross University recorded on April 23rd, 2010.

In this exclusive video interview Mr. Cutler shares information in regard to recent concerns expressed in the local media and reaffirms
Ross University's commitment to remain in The Bahamas. Cutler also announced a 3-year extension on their lease at Seahorse Plaza.


We are not closing. We have a program we are continuing here. It is our Medical Education program. It is very successful.  It is a program for people who are planning to attend Ross. It is a review and preparatory program. It's been here for a couple semesters and we will be adding to its enrollment."


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(VIDEO) Grand Bahama physicians speak at Ross University Pathology Conference - Apr 23, 2010 - 10:49:53 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On March 22nd Ross University  Bahamas Clinical Site held a Pathology Conference on Tumor Immunology. The event was presented by the student Pathology Club and was sponsored by the Osler Society.

Local physicians Dr. John Clement and Dr. Kevin Bethel from the Immune Augmentation Therapy Clinic were guest speakers at the event.

In this video you will hear from both Dr. Kevin Bethel and Dr. John Clement, as well as a short portion of each of the student speakers...
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DeVry Inc. Announces Third-Quarter Results - Apr 22, 2010 - 11:01:21 PM
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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Apr 22, 2010 -- DeVry Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!dv /quotes/nls/dv ( DV 69.04, -5.21, -7.02%) , a global provider of educational services, today reported results for its fiscal 2010 third-quarter and nine-month period ended March 31, 2010. DeVry's strong performance was driven by continued solid execution of its growth and diversification strategy and unwavering focus on academic quality.

"We continued to achieve favorable enrollment trends during this quarter, as students were attracted by the value proposition of our educational offerings, which includes high quality programs and services and a strong track record of academic outcomes for students," said Daniel Hamburger, DeVry's president and chief executive officer. "We remain committed to investing in quality and providing the access and capacity needed to educate our country's workforce to compete in the midst of a tough economy."

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Ross University Bahamas student makes donation for Haiti relief - Apr 22, 2010 - 2:26:49 PM
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Joe Hormes, a Ross University 4th semester student presented a donation on April 20th to Rev. Dr. J. Emmette Weir of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. The young medical student selected the Lutheran church for his donation to Haitian relief because of their matching program. The Lutheran World Relief fund (LWR) , a disaster response and advocacy group, have pledged a 50% matching of any donations to LWR earmarked for Haitian relief.

"I was in school here when I heard the news about Haiti. Since I am training to be a medical doctor, I mean well and want to help. Ideally, many of us all wanted to go to Haiti to provide clinical care and support to those in need, but we just don't have the skills or training for that yet. For right now, this was as much help as I was able to give, and I was happy to do so. I was also glad to be able to donate at a time when public awareness of the crisis has dimmed a little, but when Haiti's need is still so great,"
said Hormes....
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Ross University Bahamas 4th Semester Banquet - Apr 16, 2010 - 11:00:27 AM

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Grand Bahama Island - On March 13th the Bahamas Ross University held their 4th Semester Banquet at the Our Lucaya Resort.

The medical education at Ross University is composed of 10 semesters (analogous to 4 academic years). Four of these semester is our Basic Science study which is rigorous book study and many hours of lecture. Following the 4 semesters Basics Science study, students move into hospitals for their final 6 semesters to approach medicine from a more "hands on" approach. This is the Clinical Medicine period often referred by many health professionals and students as "rotations" or "internships".

The 4th Semester Banquet is a significant milestone in our rigorous medical education...

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Local physicians speak at Ross University Pathology Conference - Mar 26, 2010 - 11:22:21 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On March 22nd Ross University  Bahamas Clinical Site held a Pathology Conference on Tumor Immunology. The event was presented by the student Pathology Club and was sponsored by the Osler Society.

Local physicians Dr. John Clement and Dr. Kevin Bethel from the Immune Augmentation Therapy Clinic were guest speakers at the event.

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The conference gave the students practice in presenting medical information to colleagues and professors—this is excellent preparation for their clinical clerkship experiences which will start in the coming months.  The Ross community was fortunate also to have Drs. Clement and Bethel from  IAT as guest speakers, since their work is pioneering in area,” said Dr. Harriet Myers, Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences...
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(VIDEO) Ross University assists with Grand Bahama's blood supply - Feb 28, 2010 - 11:35:07 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On February 16th the students, faculty and staff of Ross University Bahamas gathered to register as potential blood donors for the community of Grand Bahama.

The initiative began through the coordination of two Ross medical students, Stacey O'Brien and Chris Hancock who are co-directors of the SMP Health Initiative at Ross, which sponsored the database registration and health fair.

The Bahamas Weekly was on hand to get an Video overview of the new initiative. In this video you will hear from both Stacey O'Brien and Chris Hancock, as well as from Dr. Josephine Bartlett of Grand Bahama Health Services. We also provide a demonstration of how the Ross students learn how to draw blood in their simulation centre....
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