Student spotlight - Meet Rory Sallach Ruma

March 21, 2014

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Rory Sallach Ruma
Education is one of the four pillars of UNMC's mission, and our students are the lifeblood of that aspect of campus life.

In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who will become tomorrow's health care professionals.

Today we meet:

  • Name: Rory Sallach Ruma
  • Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
  • Program/Year: Doctor of Pharmacy, fourth year

List three songs on your playlist.

  • "Stubborn Love," by the Lumineers
  • "Let Him Fly," by Patty Griffin
  • "Build Your Kingdom Here," by the Rend Collective

What sparked your interest in pharmacy?
I wanted the opportunity to impact people's health. Who do you see more than your pharmacist?

Your favorite study snack is:
Diet Mountain Dew

Your favorite app is:
Pinterest. I'm addicted.

Three things people may not know about you:

  • In May 2014, I will be a Dr. Dr. I have a Ph.D. in bioengineering and will soon have a Pharm.D. (if all goes well).
  • I've played soccer with elephants in Kenya, swam with the sharks of the Galapagos, petted the hump of a humpback whale in Mexico and hiked the Scottish Highlands and the ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru.
  • I've gone all the way to Africa to work on this pharmacy degree. I had a rotation at a hospital in Cameroon in western Africa.

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