Ross University School of Medicine Establishes Education Agreement with Vanguard MacNeal Hospital Agreement provides opportunity for medical students to learn in Chicago-area teaching hospital Business Wire MIRAMAR, Fla. -- April 23, 2013 Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) announced an agreement with Vanguard MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill. which enables RUSM students to perform clinical training in the Chicago-area teaching hospital. Ross University School of Medicine announced an agreement with Vanguard MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, ... Ross University School of Medicine announced an agreement with Vanguard MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill. which enables Ross students to perform clinical training in the Chicago-area teaching hospital. (Photo: Business Wire) RUSM students in their third year of medical school will be able to train in surgery and internal medicine at MacNeal. The MacNeal residency programs in surgery and internal medicine are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which is responsible for accrediting graduate medical education training programs. “MacNeal Hospital is part of a network that serves the healthcare needs of more than one million in the Chicago suburbs. Their strong medical training program offers our students the opportunity to be exposed to leading-edge advances in patient care in a hospital with a real commitment to mentoring medical students,” said Joseph Flaherty, MD, dean and chancellor at RUSM. “We’re looking forward to this new partnership with Ross University School of Medicine,” said Diana Viravec, MD, Chief Academic Officer for Vanguard Health Chicago. “We think this will be a great opportunity for RUSM students to learn from a team of physicians and other clinical staff dedicated to training the next generation of doctors in the best practices of patient care.” RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the School’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. There the students complete a rigorous, accelerated study in the basic sciences. The campus features a cutting-edge anatomy and medical imaging laboratory, as well as a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students complete their core and elective clinical rotations in U.S. affiliates like MacNeal. In recent months, RUSM has begun or expanded clinical education affiliations with a number of highly regarded teaching hospitals. Last year, RUSM entered into a 10-year affiliation with Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif. to offer about 100 core clinical rotation slots annually for RUSM students. That partnership is the largest clinical affiliation in RUSM’s history. RUSM has also added rotations recently at Atlanta Medical Center, Memorial Regional Hospital (South Florida), California Hospital Medical Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston, Fla.). About MacNeal Hospital MacNeal Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 427-bed teaching hospital located in the western suburb of Berwyn. Staffed with over 500 physicians, the hospital offers a comprehensive array of advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services. Part of Vanguard Health Systems, Chicago Market, MacNeal offers 50 medical specialties, which offer technologically advanced diagnostics and effective treatments in a convenient community setting. Visit www.macneal.com for more information. 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 US healthcare system. With more than 9,000 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 U.S. 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. RUSM is accredited by the Dominican Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions. 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 Inc. (NYSE: DV, member S&P 400 Index). Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130423005655/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50615855&lang=en Contact: Ross University School of Medicine Media Contact: Rivka Spiro, 732-509-4663 Communications Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross University School of Medicine Establishes Education Agreement with Vanguard MacNeal Hospital
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