Hurricane forces Caribbean medical campus to Knoxville

Published: Jan. 18, 2018 at 10:47 PM EST
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What students thought would be a sunny semester in the Carribean

ended up with them in snow and single degree temperatures.

"It's pretty wild to think you're going to school 2,000 miles away from home and then end up right in your back yard again," Medical student Logan Frazier said.

After being accepted to study in Dominica, a group of over 1,000 students have been relocated to school in East Tennessee after a hurricane ripped through their campus. They were only there a few weeks when they had to take shelter due to a category five hurricane.

"I remember opening the door and it being a completely different world," Alyson Morgan, a Ross Medical student, said,

With the campus in shambles, medical school was moved on board a ship for a month.

"It was a different learning environment. Being sea sick most of the time, but I was able to alter my study schedule and fix that," Frazier said.

Due to the unexpected students now studying at Ross Medical School, Lincoln Memorial University is lending them part of its West Knoxville campus.

"I definitely hope that Ross ends up going back to Dominica, the people and the island are life changing," Morgan said.