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Ross University School of Medicine Establishes Education Agreement with Vanguard MacNeal Hospital

  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).

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Contact:

Ross University School of Medicine
Media Contact:
Rivka Spiro, 732-509-4663
Communications Specialist
rspiro@rossu.edu
 
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