From WBU to MD
CLASS OF 2013
During his time at Wayland, Dr. Jarrett H. Ross was dedicated to many notable organizations on campus, including the Wayland President’s Ambassadors, the Texas Academy of Science, and the Pioneer Health Service Corps. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology in 2013, Ross pursued studies in medical school with the same determination and dedication.
“My academic experience was great,” Ross says. “Upon entering medical school, I felt as prepared academically as anyone else from any institution.”
Ross attended the School of Medicine at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, where he participated in an accelerated three-year medical school program. He graduated as Dr. Jarrett H. Ross in 2016, and he is completing his residency in family medicine at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas.
“I plan on spending my career doing rural medicine. I love pediatrics, obstetrics, adult medicine, and geriatrics. I look forward to treating the entire family and building relationships with them. My research interest is preventative health.”
While Ross enjoys looking toward the future, his years at Wayland remain an influential aspect of his life.
“The main thing that sticks with me from my Wayland experience is the relationships that were built. I was touched by all of the people that I encountered including the fellow students, the professors, and the administration. The love and caring spirit I experienced at Wayland plays a role in the person and physician I am today.”
Although Ross credits Wayland for helping shape him into a successful graduate of medical school, the relationships he built still remain at the forefront of his life.
“I met my beautiful wife who was a Molecular Biology and Chemistry major at Wayland,” Ross says. “It was the best part of my Wayland experience”
Ross continues to look toward the future with his wife and son, Aiden Kyle Ross.