Darren: I'm Darren from Ottawa, Canada. That's
north of the border for all my American neighbours. I finished a degree in
engineering and another in Media Studies (a straight forward if not obvious approach to
preparing for medical school) before splashing down at Ross. While slightly
unorthodox, I feel that my educational background has well prepared me for the adventures
of medical school contained in these pages..
Dimpi: Yo yo yo...what it be. This is Dimpi on the mike
from Santa Cruz, California. After finishing a biology degree at Santa Clara
University, I moved to Compton to pursue my dream of being a gangsta rapper. When
that didn't pan out...my friend Dr. Dre told me to check out a career in medicine at his
alma mater, Ross University. Now, thanks to Dre, I'm in my second semester and on my
way to becoming a doctor myself.
Darren: My goal, in co-authoring this site, it to provide
an informational resource for students interested in Ross University from a perspective
outside the traditional Science curriculum..
Dimpi: New instructors. New school. New
country. Coming down to Dominica to learn medicine definitely takes some
adjustment. I found that a few words of good advice can make the transition much
easier. Lucky for me, I had Tiny. Since the rest of you are Tiny-less, Darren
and I decided to put up a few notes that should help make your stay at Ross a bit more
stress-free. It's no subsitute for Tiny, but it's the best we can do. Hope it
Dimpi: First there was a big bang. Then the dinosaurs came.
Then, in 1978, Robert Ross founded Ross University on the small nature island of Dominica.
Now, more than 20 years and 2000 graduates later, Mr. Ross is a gazillionaire.
Darren: Not to mention that this place is always expanding.
These guys can lay cinder block faster than anybody's business. Just the other day they
built a three storey replica of Dr. Ross with a frown on his face and diamonds for his
Darren: The island . . . hmm. I've heard it being
called the nature island of the Caribbean, the Rock, even Purgatory. Any way you cut
it just don't drink the water.
Dimpi: Welcome to the Rock. (Or, as Sean Connery
would say, "Welcome to the Wok.") The island is called a part of the
Windward group which also includes Guadeloupe and Martinique. I think it used to be
French or something. Remember, it's DOmiNIca...NOT the Dominican Republic. If
you confuse the two, the locals are within their rights to stone you to death.
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