Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) today announced that journalist, attorney, human-rights activist and former U.S. government advisor Ronan Farrow will serve as its 2016 commencement speaker.

Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow, first achieved recognition when he started college at age 11. He went on to graduate from Yale Law School and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He served in the Obama administration as a special advisor for humanitarian and NGO affairs, and later served as special advisor for global youth issues in the U.S. State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Currently an investigative reporter for NBC News, Farrow formerly hosted Ronan Farrow Daily on MSNBC.

RUSM's commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m. EDT at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

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 13,000 alumni, RUSM has become an important part of healthcare education in the United States. 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. RUSM is accredited by the Dominican Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). Over the last five years, RUSM has placed more graduates into U.S. residencies than any other medical school in the world. RUSM is part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV).

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