Dominican-born doctor graduates with high honour

Dr. Jasmine Riviere Marcelin

Dominican-born Dr. Jasmine Riviere Marcelin, MD migrated to Antigua in 1997 with her parents Asquith and Myrtle Riviere.

Dr. Riviere Marcelin recently graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honour) from American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) having scored a double 99 percent on the USMLE exams, first  in October 2008 step one and again in June 2010 in the step two exams.

Jasmine’s academic journey progressed from the Convent Preparatory Primary School to the Convent High School in Dominica until 1997. It continued at the Christ the King High School from January 1998 and the Antigua State College, from which institutions she graduated in 2000 and 2002 respectively. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2006, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with a double major in Biology and Chemistry, as well as a Diploma in Forensic Sciences.

Having been awarded a Scholarship by AUA College of Medicine in concurrence with the Government of Antigua/Barbuda, Jasmine commenced her Medical Studies at the Antigua Campus in September 2006 and never looked back.

Dr. Riviere Marcelin begins her residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, on July 1, 2011. She is married to Dr. Alberto Marcelin, son of Delivrance and Paulemie Daut of Florida USA.

Dr. Marcelin is himself a recent graduate of American University of Antigua College of Medicine. He begins his residency in family Medicine at AnMed Health Medical Centre in South Carolina, USA.

The families of both young doctors praise God for their successes and extend best wishes to them for continued success in their chosen careers.

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  1. Proud
    May 19, 2011


  2. Kadz
    May 13, 2011

    You inspired me> Will be starting at AUA soon and will certainly follow in your footsteps. Congratulations and all the best with your future goals. My prayer and by work all things are possible

  3. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    March 31, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS Dr. MARCELLIN. My daughter will soon follow suit in your field.

  4. Born GUy
    March 30, 2011

    Keep putting God first!

  5. Danna
    March 30, 2011

    Congrats Jasmine!!! You have not only made your parents proud but the community of Loubiere. You go girl! God bless!

  6. colbert pinard
    March 30, 2011

    Congratulations to you and your family.Myrtle and Asquith Congrats also.MA Matthew your Granny healed many with traditional medicine.We from Loubiere are proud of you.

    March 30, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS and well done to both you and your husband.

    Continue to reach great heights.

  8. family
    March 30, 2011

    congrats to u and ur husband cuzz continue to make us proud may God bless u and urs

  9. Family Friend
    March 30, 2011

    congrats Jas

  10. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011

    Congrats to the young lady, her parents and the rest of her family.

  11. only
    March 30, 2011

    The field of medicine is not what it used to be. It is very controlled. They have to complete their residencies and then maybe they might think of returning to DA. But, you have to have a much improved hospital.

  12. FAMILY
    March 30, 2011


    March 30, 2011

    I do not know how to express my excitement for the achievement of these young people. This adds to the positive names young people are to receive. Additionally, it motivates other youth to strive for the best and never look back. Even if a student is not straight A student, there is nothing that should keep you from being the best that you can be.

    I am pleased at their efforts and offer a double thumbs up to you both. Young lady, continue to play the fundamental role that you are playing in society. God is looking down at you and smiling right now. Great job. Keep it up

  14. Anonymous
    March 30, 2011

    why when they finish study they dont come back and work in their country and help the needy stuupesssssssssss
    god bless u

    • Piper
      March 30, 2011

      You don’tt just come fresh out of med school and start practicing medicine They need to do their residency under the tutilage of other docors. They need to be exposed (hands on) to a very wide range of diseases which they might never encounter in Dominica.

      Be patient she might just do that in time.

      • Miss Marigot
        March 30, 2011

        Why you people always so negative

    • Brain drain!
      March 30, 2011

      Why should one work in da for 5k a month when they can make 5k a week? It’s sometimes about giving back but why suffer if u don’t have to? Do the math.

  15. pat
    March 30, 2011


  16. negre marwon
    March 30, 2011

    Congratulations!! from the heights of Morne au Diable

  17. Ronald
    March 30, 2011

    She is a “jeanne” Loubiere after all. Congratulations to Dr. Marcellin and her family who I am sure are all beamig with pride over such achievements. All of us from Lubier must also feel a sense of joy at her accomplishments as well. Loubiere is in the spotlight on a very positive note this time around.

  18. Yes I
    March 30, 2011

    Congrats to you Dr. R. Blessings.

  19. Anti-hate
    March 30, 2011

    Mayo Clinic!! Wow that’s super impressive.

    She and her husband are going to have some bright kids!!

    • Aaaaa
      March 30, 2011

      yup really is impressive!

  20. Reader
    March 30, 2011

    Congrats Jasmine i am so proud of you. You did yourself, your family, dominica and antigua proud. All the best

  21. Kay
    March 30, 2011

    Congrats and all the best!

  22. dominican
    March 30, 2011


  23. Muslim_Always
    March 30, 2011

    That is very good, congratulation Dr. Marcellin. This is positivity I love to hear not about Dominican born rapper nonsense.

    • Anonymous
      March 30, 2011

      realy u hate the rapper but u love kids 10 and 13 being married and having kids rite the nerve u have

      • Muslim_Always
        March 30, 2011

        How old was the mother of the messiah when she had him? Was she 20, 30, 40?

  24. yep
    March 30, 2011

    is woman time

  25. babygirl
    March 30, 2011

    It’s Dominica time. congrats Dr. Best wishes to you and your family. continue to make your country proud

  26. Always Concerned
    March 30, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Just Beautiful!!

  27. ya
    March 30, 2011


  28. Seriously Speaking
    March 30, 2011

    Congrats Jas! I’m so proud of you. Will FB you later.

    March 30, 2011

    well she is in the Antigua news paper they taking credit said Antiguan graduates with honours from AUA they quick to deport but they quick to take out status to make they own

    • ya
      March 30, 2011

      Ya and when it’s crimes, they also quick to say where they’re from. A so them tap(Antiguan Dialect).

  30. Piper
    March 30, 2011


  31. Concerned
    March 30, 2011

    Awesome. Continue to strive towards excellence

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