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Why Wait? Start Pursuing Your MD in 2024

Follow Your Calling in One Easy Step!

Why wait to receive an acceptance to a U.S. or Canadian medical school? While the AMCAS® cycle is open for 2025 admission, you don’t have to wait until then to start pursuing your MD.


We still have seats available in our upcoming September 2024 semester, and you can apply by uploading your completed AMCAS® application on our website!

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Your path to becoming a physician starts in: 

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Save Time and Money by applying to RUSM with the AMCAS:

Save Time and Money by applying to RUSM with the AMCAS:
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Prioritized application review
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Applying with your AMCAS® gets you:

No Ross Med application fee – simply upload your completed AMCAS® application and submit

Prioritized application review and expedited processing

Guaranteed admissions interview*

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Committee decision within weeks & the chance to save your seat in the upcoming class

Prioritized application review and expedited processing

Fill out your information once

Guaranteed admissions interview*

Interview for seat quicker

Committee decision within weeks & the chance to save your seat in the upcoming class

*Your verified AMCAS®/AACOMAS®/TMDSAS alone is sufficient for an interview. Official transcripts will be required for a final decision. For unverified AMCAS/AACOMAS/TMDSAS, you will need to submit your transcripts to be reviewed for an interview.
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The Pathway to Residency

The Pathway to Residency

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97% first-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates**

**First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2024-25 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2023-24 who were active applicants in the 2024 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

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89% RUSM student’s five-year cumulative USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate*** 

***First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was 2018-2023.  In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum and earn a satisfactory score on the NBME CBSE exam as listed in the student handbook. 

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Ross Med students' five-year cumulative first-time pass rate for the USMLE Step 2 CK exam is 93.4% from 2018-2022*

*First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 2 CK exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was in 2018-22. To sit for the exam students must earn the minimum passing score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the student handbook.

Featured Scholarships and Awards

Let us invest in you. Ross Med offers a variety of scholarships* and resources to help aspiring doctors offset the cost of their medical education. Our medical school scholarships fall into two groups: awarded by selection & awarded by application.

Ross Scholar Award
Total award amount of $30,000, $40,000, $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 or $80,000 USD equally distributed over eight semesters, beginning with the Ross Med MD program’s third academic semester.
Community Health Leadership Award
Total award amount between $7,500 – $15,000 USD for first-time, first semester students.
Opportunity Plus Scholarship
Total award amount $40,000 USD equally distributed over ten semesters, beginning with the Ross Med MD program’s first academic semester.
*Available to those who apply and qualify

Global Perspective, Local Impact: Clinical Return Home Offer

Global Perspective, Local Impact: Clinical Return Home Offer

Spend your first two years in Barbados and return home for clinical training. Ross Med is guaranteeing a limited number of Year 3 core clerkships at five of our regional affiliate hospitals.* This is an opportunity for aspiring students who would like to eventually practice in their home community. Please visit our Clinical Return Home Offer page for eligibility requirements.

*There are a limited number of guaranteed spots available at each site per term, and Ross Med cannot guarantee that all eligible students will be placed at the designated site in their home area. In addition to applying to Ross Med, being accepted, and paying the seat deposit before guaranteed clerkship seats are filled, students must meet all eligibility requirements listed below. Ross Med offers three start dates per year in May, September, and January. New seats will become available for each start. An applicant may have the option to choose a later start if spots have been filled. Retention of a guaranteed clerkship seat requires students to successfully complete the medical sciences curriculum and pass the USMLE Step 1 exam.

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Our Accreditation Makes It Possible

Our Accreditation Makes It Possible

We’re accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org).* As a Ross Med graduate, you’ll be eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) certification and can apply for U.S. residencies and licensure.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

I'm beyond grateful for this experience. Ross Med helped give me meaning. It has instilled a lot of confidence and pride in myself and brought me lifelong friends. I hope every student does the same and every future student continues to carry these experiences forward; anything is possible at Ross Med.

- Ryan Azarkhail, Class of 2023

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I'm beyond grateful for this experience. Ross Med helped give me meaning. It has instilled a lot of confidence and pride in myself and brought me lifelong friends. I hope every student does the same and every future student continues to carry these experiences forward; anything is possible at Ross Med.

- Ryan Azarkhail, Class of 2023

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Start Strong, Early On

Start Strong, Early On

At Ross Med, we believe early hands-on learning gives students the experience and confidence to achieve. Immerse yourself in learning the practice of medicine, gain experience in simulation labs, and train alongside physicians, caring for patients in the community within weeks, not months.

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Nearly 15,000 alumni strong

$50M +

$50M+ USD total value awarded in scholarships and grants since 2020
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96% first time residency attainment rate for 2021-2022 grads*

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2022-23 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the 2022 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

91.6%

91.6% USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate from 2017-2021**

**First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was 2017-2021. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum and earn a satisfactory score on the NBME CBSE exam as listed in the student handbook.

WE OFFER FLEXIBLE START DATES: MAY, SEPTEMBER, OR JANUARY

RUSM offers three session starts to allow you to start your MD when it’s convenient for you and your own personal journey. Session starts are available in May, September, and January. Talk to our supportive admission advisors to learn more.
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Ross is accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). *

Accreditation by CAAM-HP is a rigorous, peer review process which examines all aspects of a medical program. The CAAM-HP board, an independent and autonomous body of professionals, only certifies medical schools that are operating at the highest levels of educational standards. View our accreditation and program recognition page for more information.

FIRST-SEMESTER TUITION BACK GUARANTEE

RUSM is confident in our students and their ability to successfully transition to the rigorous demands of medical school. We believe in you and your ability to succeed so much so that we’re willing to refund your first-semester tuition if you don’t pass.

New, first-time matriculating MD students who complete semester 1, including final exams, and do not advance to semester 2 because they earned a failing grade in a semester 1 courses/modules required for advancement are eligible for the guarantee. Students eligible for the guarantee receive a reimbursement of tuition based on the following formula: tuition assessed minus institutional scholarships or grants received. Please note, only tuition is included in this guarantee, any fees and other expenses and/or charges are excluded.

REMOTE LEARNING OPTION

While we will continue to deliver our program in person on island in the May 2022 semester, we are excited to announce we are offering a remote option for first-time first-semester students for their first term only* to give them flexibility in learning options to start their medical education. RUSM is committed to providing medical students choosing to start online with the same knowledge and expertise that their classmates in Barbados will receive.

*The May 2022 semester remote option for new, first-time first semester students is contingent on the U.S. COVID-19 national emergency declaration and federal allowances. If the national emergency declaration and federal allowances are terminated prior to the end of the May 2022 semester, you will be required to complete your semester on island. The remote option is not offered to continuing students (semesters 2-5) or students repeating the first semester.

Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

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MERP is a 15-week online program designed to prepare promising applicants for success in medical school. MERP focuses on strengthening core academic areas with an emphasis on basic sciences. This program focuses on small group learning and study techniques. Students who successfully complete the program matriculate into the next first semester MD class.

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Access To Education

Access To Education

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At Ross Med we offer a holistic admissions process, reviewing not just grades and MCAT scores, but also your potential, character, and drive to be a physician. Our continuum of student support includes one-on-one coaching, workshops, peer tutoring, United States Medical License Examinations® (USMLE ®) Step exams prep, and transition assistance to Clinical Sciences, graduation, and residency. We are committed to equitable educational opportunities for our future healthcare professionals through our partnership program with HBCUs and HSIs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are Ross Med students eligible to receive US federal direct student loans?
Yes! Financial aid is available to those who apply and qualify. Qualifying U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens are eligible to receive Federal student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program which includes the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.
Will I be able to practice in the U.S.?
Yes. Ross Med students are eligible to take the USMLE® Step exams by registering with the ECFMG and are eligible to apply for licensure in all states in the United States.
What is required to apply for the MD program?

Ross Med’s admissions requirements include:

  • Completed prerequisite coursework, all of which cannot be more than 10 years old
  • A bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) or higher
  • Submission of your Medical College Admissions Test® (MCAT®) scores*

A full list of our application requirements, including prerequisite courses, can be found here.

*Ross Med requires MCAT scores submitted by all U.S. Citizens, nationals, or eligible permanent resident applicants prior to the interview. International applicants are not required to submit MCAT scores, but are strongly encouraged to do so.
Is Ross University School of Medicine accredited?

Ross University School of Medicine is an accredited medical school, determined by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org).

CAAM-HP is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programs of medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM.

Accreditation by CAAM-HP is a rigorous, peer review process which examines all aspects of a medical program. The CAAM-HP board, an independent and autonomous body of professionals, only certifies medical schools which are operating at the highest levels of industry standards.

Through this accreditation, the CAAM-HP provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions and the public that programs leading to qualifications in medicine meet appropriate national and international standards for educational quality, and that the graduates have a sufficiently complete and valid educational experience.

Does Ross Med offer scholarships for international students?

Ross Med is committed to helping aspiring doctors offset the cost of medical education. A variety of scholarships are available for international students for those who apply and qualify.

What is the deadline for applying to Ross Med?

Ross Med accepts applications throughout the year. With three start dates in {{:threeStartDates}} you have the opportunity to start your MD journey when it works best for you.

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* Ross University School of Medicine is an accredited medical school, determined by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org). CAAM-HP is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programs of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM.

Accreditation by CAAM-HP is a rigorous, peer review process which examines all aspects of a medical program. The CAAM-HP board, an independent and autonomous body of professionals, only certifies medical schools which are operating at the highest levels of industry standards.

Through this accreditation, the CAAM-HP provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions and the public that programs leading to qualifications in medicine meet appropriate national and international standards for educational quality, and that the graduates have a sufficiently complete and valid educational experience.