Adtalem Global Education Institutions Make Community Investments Across the Caribbean

Medical schools and veterinary medicine school support healthcare,
education and well-being

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two medical schools and the veterinary medicine school operated in the
Caribbean by Adtalem Global Education are leading a dedicated community
investment program to support the island nations in which they teach.
These community programs include a variety of activities and volunteer
support, as well as financial contributions and the donation of computer
equipment and other assets to community organizations whose missions
align with Adtalem’s focus on healthcare, education and well-being.
Adtalem is a global educator and workforce solutions provider that
operates with a sense of purpose, focused on academic quality and making
a tangible impact on the global community.

Adtalem institutions include American University of the Caribbean School
of Medicine (AUC) in Sint Maarten, Ross University School of Medicine
(RUSM) in Barbados and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
(RUSVM) in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.


AUC has a robust and established network of community partners on the
island and medical students and faculty regularly participate in
Community Action Days, where they volunteer at various community
organizations. Today, AUC presents its annual Community Commitment
grants to 11 foundations: Artcraft Café Foundation/The Waste Factory,
Community Outreach Mentorship & Empowerment Foundation (C.O.M.E.),
Diabetes Foundation of Sint Maarten, I Can Foundation, K1 Britannia
Foundation, Mental Health Foundation – St. Maarten, Positive Foundation,
Safe Haven Foundation, St. Maarten AIDS Foundation, St. Maarten Nature
Foundation and Windward Island Emergency Medical Services. Checks were
presented in a ceremony on campus by AUC leaders, including Heidi
Chumley, MD, MBA and Executive Dean of AUC.

“We are pleased to continue our support for these valuable
organizations, who, in addition to serving the people of Sint Maarten,
also contribute to the education of aspiring physicians through their
partnerships with AUC,” said Dr. Chumley. “At AUC, we believe a key
skill for any physician is the ability to engage the community as a
partner, and we are proud of the experiences that shape our students,
which are made possible because of our community partnerships.”

“American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine’s contributions
to the advancement of tertiary education on Sint Maarten is commendable.
The school has extended its resources to other institutions as well,
unselfishly building up the overall caliber of the Sint Maarten medical
and care training programmes,” said Honourable Wycliffe Smith, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.


RUSM established its campus in Barbados in January of 2019 and is
pleased to grant funds to 11 organizations that are dedicated to health
and medical care, research and youth education: Barbados Cancer Society,
The Barbados Breast Screening Program, Caribbean Ophthalmology Research
Alliance, The Diabetes Association of Barbados, Eden Lodge Youth
Charitable Trust, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, K9
Friends, Precious Touch Foundation, Sir George Alleyne Chronic Disease
Research Center, Step by Step Diabetes Foot Care Program and The Type 1
Diabetes Registry. RUSM has a history of supporting education, culture
and healthcare organizations in the Caribbean with both financial
contributions and volunteer commitments.

“An important component of the medical education experience is to engage
with the community to further develop each student’s awareness of the
interrelation between a person’s environment and their health,” said
William Owen, MD, FACP and Dean and Chancellor for RUSM. “As a diverse
medical school, there are intrinsic benefits to both our students and
the community because of these connections and activities.”

“Ross University School of Medicine continues to demonstrate that its
commitment to Barbados is not only financial but also an investment in
the island’s social capital. Each of these non-governmental
organizations play a pivotal role in educating and caring for our
citizens, and these donations will no doubt go a long way toward
supporting their efforts as well as supplementing the work of the
Government of Barbados,” said Honourable Santia Bradshaw, Minister of
Education, Technological and Vocational Training.


In the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, RUSVM has been a long-standing
community partner with organizations fostering education, healthcare and
security and safety. Additionally, RUSVM students and faculty are active
in an assortment of projects to support animal, marine and environmental
health in the region. On May 8, the veterinary medicine school will
donate computers and other equipment to ten primary schools, to enhance
the learning of young students. In partnership with the government and
civic-minded actors, RUSVM is refurbishing and rehabilitating
information technology laboratories at the following primary schools:
Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary, Cayon Primary, Deane Glasford Primary,
Edgar T. Morris Primary, Violet Petty Primary, Estridge Primary, Sandy
Point Primary, Newton Ground Primary, Dieppe Bay Primary and Bronte
Welsh Primary.

“We are proud to have once again partnered with the Government of St.
Kitts and Nevis as it continues to encourage young people in our
community to embrace technology as they pursue excellence in education,”
said Sean Callanan MVB, MRCVS, CertVR, PhD, DipECVP, FRCPath and Dean of
RUSVM.” The use of technology is prominent on our campus at RUSVM. As we
prepare our students to be globally competitive veterinarians, we want
to encourage young students to embrace their education in science and

“The Ministry of Education is pleased to collaborate with the Ross
University School of Veterinary Medicine in the upgrade of primary
school information technology spaces. This partnership aligns well with
the Ministry’s strategies to integrate information and communication
technologies in teaching and learning to enhance student success and
equip learners with key 21st century competencies,” said
Honourable Shawn Richards, Minister of Education.

AUC, RUSM and RUSVM are part of Adtalem Global Education, which also
includes Chamberlain University, the largest nursing school in the
United States. Adtalem is active with corporate charitable contributions
and volunteer activities in locations around the United States and
globally, including donations made by the Adtalem Global Education

About American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an
institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). AUC’s mission is
to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and
their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a
diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and
engagement. Founded in 1978, AUC has more than 6,500 graduates.
Dedicated to developing physicians with a lifelong commitment to
patient-centered care, AUC embraces collaboration, inclusion and
community service. With a campus in Sint Maarten, affiliated teaching
hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom, and
internationally recognized faculty, AUC has a diverse medical education
program for today’s globally-minded physician. For more information
and follow AUC on Twitter (@aucmed),
Instagram (@aucmed_edu)
and Facebook (@aucmed).

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is an institution of Adtalem
Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1978 and located in Barbados,
RUSM has more than 14,000 alumni and is committed to educating a diverse
group of skilled physicians. RUSM is accredited by the Caribbean
Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health
Professions (CAAM-HP). For more information, please visit
and follow RUSM on Twitter (@RossMedSchool),
Instagram (@rossmedschool)
and Facebook (@RossMedSchool).

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is an institution
of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1982, RUSVM is
committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the
worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human,
animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative) through research and
knowledge exchange. RUSVM has focused research programs with an emphasis
on emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine and
ecosystem health. RUSVM offers postgraduate Masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St.
Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board
. Ross University School
of Veterinary Medicine confers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
degree, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical
Association Council on Education (AVMA COE), 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite
100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 800.248.2862. For more information
please visit
Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American
Animal Hospital Association
. The RUSVM Counseling Center is
accredited by the International
Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
For more information about
RUSVM, visit
and follow RUSVM on Twitter (@RossVetSchool),
Instagram (@rossvetschool)
and Facebook (@RossVetSchool).

About Adtalem Global Education

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to
achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to
our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member
S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the
parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and
Wyden institutions), American University of the Caribbean School of
Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists,
Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross
University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary
Medicine. For more information, please visit
and follow us on Twitter (@adtalemglobal)
and LinkedIn.


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