MERP Graduate Profiles: Where Are They Now?

After students complete the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP), they move on to the medical school that granted them conditional acceptance—either Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) or American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). MERP advancers at both schools learn via the same curricula as directly admitted students and, per a recent analysis comparing 1,000 MERP students to 3,000 directly admitted RUSM students, they either performed on par with or even outperformed direct admits.


Fall 2017 MERP graduates receive their white coats at the AUC White Coat Ceremony in January 2018.

Just like directly admitted students, MERP graduates complete medical school and end up earning positions as chief residents, as recognized practitioners and researchers, and as board-certified specialists, among many other career paths.

Want to learn more about how MERP prepares students for academic success in medical school? Explore the graduate profiles below for a deeper, more personal look at the MERP experience.

Sola Fasusi, MD: RUSM graduate (Class of 2010). Plastic surgery fellow at Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta, GA. Previously served as Chief Resident of the surgery residency program at MCG. Learn more about Dr. Fasusi.

Garrett Whyne, MD: RUSM graduate (Class of 2014). Family medicine resident at Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Brandon Lewko, MD: AUC graduate (Class of 2016). Family medicine resident at United Hospital Center in West Virginia.

Ozioma Nwaigwe: RUSM student (Class of 2017).

Michael Dever: AUC student (Class of 2017).

Ben Kuhns: RUSM student (Class of 2018).

Emma Cronk: RUSM student (Class of 2019).

Daniel Rock: RUSM student (Class of 2019).