Charles R. Drew University of Medical Science Teams Up With Medical School in Dominica

A new agreement between the historically Black, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles, California and the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, has established joint education programs that aim to increase the number of physicians in underserved areas in the United States. This new collaboration will start a pathway program at CDU that will give students preferred admission to the Ross University School of Medicine. More than 80 percent of CDU graduates end up serving in underserved areas such as Los Angeles, and this program is expected to increase that.

“We feel this collaboration with RUSM is a tremendous opportunity for us both to help address one of the critical healthcare issues of our time: the shortage of primary care physicians in general, and in medically underserved communities of color, in particular,” said CDU President and CEO David M. Carlisle.

Ross University School of Medicine has a diverse student body and 75 percent of their graduates choose to practice primary care. They will be opening a new permanent, medical sciences center in January 2019.


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