Dr. Dona Hasou completed her pre-med requirements at AICASA and headed straight to AUA. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from AUA in 2013, Dr. Hasou was able to obtain a position in the Peoria Medicine-Pediatrics Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, which she completed in 2017. During her fourth year of residency, Dr. Hasou was House Staff President of OSF St. Francis Medical Center located in Peoria, IL. Today she is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Hospitalist (locum tenens) in the Washington, DC area, not far from where she grew up in Virginia.
Dr. Raaj Ruparel is a General Surgery Resident at The Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. As a Simulation and Surgical Education Fellow at The Mayo Clinic, he was featured in the video series Saving Lives with Gus, which uses social media to educate millennials on basic lifesaving procedures.
He and his colleagues were challenged by Dr. David Farley, co-director of the Simulation Medicine Fellowship, who was inspired to launch this initiative after an AED kit failed to save the life of a local high school athlete. Its goal is to save the life of at least one person a year. To that end, Dr. Ruparel created a prototype named “Gus,” and together they starred in the videos, which were released weekly by the Mayo Clinic News Network.
Dr. Dhaval Pau is an Internal Medicine Resident at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY.
From a young age, he knew he wanted to become a doctor, so after graduating early from high school, he attended AICASA, then went directly to AUA. Dr. Pau earned his MD at the age of 20.
Dr. Josh Boyd is an Emergency Medicine Resident at Duke University Health Center in Durham, NC.
He graduated from AICASA in 2008.