Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) graduates earned approximately 770 residency positions at hospitals in the United States and Canada. Members of RUSM’s Class of 2014 will continue their training in more than 40 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces.

“We are proud of our successful graduates and we are honored to play such a significant role in meeting the nation’s need for qualified physicians,” said Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, RUSM dean and chancellor. “More than 70 percent of those who have secured a residency appointment will enter primary care fields.”

Initial Match Day results from the National Resident Matching Program ® showed that in addition to the primary care fields of internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics, RUSM students also matched in fields such as anesthesiology, neurology and surgery. They will continue their training in such prestigious teaching hospitals as St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Michigan, Rush-Copley Memorial Hospital in Illinois and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, among many others.

Texas natives David Sommerhalder and his fiancée, Ashley Veatch, pursued medical school together after learning about RUSM from a mutual friend. They succeeded in the couples match and will now begin their residencies at their first choice, LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, La., Sommerhalder in internal medicine and Veatch in family medicine. “Family medicine is my passion,” Veatch said. “I love the diversity of the field and the continuity of patient care. It also allows me to promote patient education and preventative medicine.”

Edwin (Ned) Palmer, a native of the Detroit area, is headed to the Medicine-Pediatrics program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, his first choice. “I am most interested in transitional-care medicine in patients with congenital diseases who live to adulthood and are poorly provided for by their adult or pediatric physicians. This is an entirely new patient population that is currently underserved,” he said.

Maria Uliano was accepted to her first-choice match, the family medicine program at Glen Cove Hospital in New York. “It had been my dream to become a doctor since the sixth grade. I am grateful to RUSM for giving me the opportunity to work hard, prove myself and make my dream come true,” she said.

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), founded in 1978, is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 10,000 alumni, RUSM has become an important part of healthcare education in the United States. RUSM alumni practice in virtually every medical specialty and can be found in every state. Students complete their foundational studies in Dominica, West Indies, before completing their clinical training in one of RUSM’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Over the last five years, RUSM has placed more graduates into U.S. residencies than any other medical school in the world. RUSM is accredited by the Dominican Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions. RUSM is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV). For more information about RUSM, visit

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