Richard Rossi is the Founder and Executive Director of FutureDocs Abroad. He is a co-founder of two of the world’s largest and most prestigious enrichment programs for high-achieving students.
One of these programs was designed to honor, inspire and motivate the nation’s most promising future physicians. More than 100,000 students graduated from this medical program and many serve in leading medical positions around the world. This program inspired the creation of a longer, more hands-on program reserved for passionate and dedicated students, that would give an undeniable competitive advantage and an unforgettable experience: FutureDocs Abroad.
Mr. Rossi also serves on the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Care, a prominent private health advisory company in Baltimore, Maryland.
“Why did I create FutureDocs Abroad?
I’ve worked with 10s of thousands of students who are passionate about medicine and want to be a physician or a medical scientist. The thing that frustrates them the most is that the closest they’re going to get to real medicine is visiting their doctor and watching medical TV shows. The truth is, as crazy as it sounds until you’re actually in medical school, you never get to do those things that a medical student does; that a doctor does; that a physician does. Yet, this is what they’re going to devote their whole lives to. And in order to get into medical school or a great graduate school, you’ve got to have an incredible story to tell. That is why I created FutureDocs Abroad. This program gives students that edge.
At the end of a students time at FutureDocs Abroad, they will know if they can handle this career and beyond that, have much more clarity as to what it is that they want to do. But, most important, they will have an incredible story to tell on medical school and college applications and in those ultra-critical interviews.”
Shree Bose currently serves as Academic Director of FutureDocs Abroad.
Ms. Bose is a Harvard graduate with a degree in cellular and molecular biology and is now in the M.D./Ph.D. program at Duke University.
The daughter of immigrants from India, Ms. Bose rose to national prominence at age 17, when she won the Grand Prize at the very first Google Global Science Fair, against 10,000 competitors from over 91 countries, for her work overcoming drug resistance in ovarian cancer. Her discovery will improve the lives of untold numbers of women around the world.
Ms. Bose was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2015, is featured in a series of Microsoft television advertisements, and is a tireless global advocate for STEM education.
“As a medical student, I have seen firsthand the incredible impact that medicine can have on people; doctors, medical professionals, and patients alike. I have to say my experiences on the wards have only made me more passionate about dedicating my life to helping people. That’s what I think is so important about FutureDocs Abroad: it lets students actually experience, firsthand, what medicine is all about.
I’m excited and I’m honored to help guide FutureDocs Abroad and am excited to help mentor the kind of empathetic, experienced future doctors that our world needs and that we all deserve.”
Bryony Moffitt serves as Program Director of FutureDocs Abroad.
With more than 15 years experience in event planning and execution, Ms. Moffitt specializes in designing, creating, and delivering unique programs globally. She now dedicates herself full-time to traveling the world and cultivating relationships with high-ranking medical schools and colleges in order to create programs for high school and undergraduate students who are passionate about human and veterinary medicine.
In addition to her program-specific activities, Ms. Moffitt is charged with designing and implementing residential programs that house and oversee the wellbeing of students enrolled in all of The National Leadership Academies programs. Through which, she has seen more than 5,000 high school and undergraduate students through residential programs in five countries.