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Where Your Education & Dream Destination Converge...

Where Your Education & Dream Destination Converge...

FIND PURPOSE IN PARADISE

Learn in a beautiful and culturally diverse environment while making an impact in the local Barbados community.
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Apply now to start earning your MD in our upcoming September term!

Get the ROSS MED Experience:

Get the ROSS MED Experience:

IMMERSIVE
Hands-on training begins during your first semester through impactful experiences with patients in the local community.
ACCREDITED
Our accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) means you can be eligible to apply for U.S. residencies and licensure.
FLEXIBLE START
Why wait? We offer three flexible start dates in September, January, and May. Pursue your MD when you're ready.

Your MD JOurney

Build your medical foundation in Barbados then complete your clinical rotations in the U.S.! Our diverse and comprehensive program offers a medical education unlike any other.
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Your MD JOurney

Your MD JOurney

Build your medical foundation in Barbados then complete your clinical rotations in the U.S.! Our diverse and comprehensive program offers a medical education unlike any other.
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Get the RUSM Experience:

Get the RUSM Experience:

IMMERSIVE
Hands-on training begins during your first semester through impactful, clinical experience with patients in the local community.
ACCREDITED
Our accreditation by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) means you can be eligible to apply for U.S. residencies and licensure.
FLEXIBLE START
Why wait? We offer three flexible start dates in September, January, and May. Pursue your MD when you're ready.

Your MD JOurney

Build your medical foundation in Barbados then complete your clinical rotations in the U.S.! Our diverse and comprehensive program offers a medical education unlike any other.
LEARN MORE

Your MD JOurney

Your MD JOurney

Build your medical foundation in Barbados then complete your clinical rotations in the U.S.! Our diverse and comprehensive program offers a medical education unlike any other.
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more than 15,000
alumni strong
97%
first-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates**
Ross Med students’ 5-year cumulative USMLE® Step 1 first-time pass rate***
97%
first-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates**

*USD | **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.

****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.

Global Perspective, Local Impact:

CLINICAL RETURN HOME OFFER

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.

Spend your first two years learning in Barbados
Return to the United States for clinical training
Start a Year 3 Core Clerkship at one of our five regional affiliate hospitals*

*There is 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

Ross Med has partnered with five hospitals located in regions across the U.S. to create a pipeline of diverse physicians of the community for the community

  • California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Center for Haitian Studies, Miami, Florida
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Trinity Hospital, Pontiac, Michigan
  • St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Queens, New York
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Ross Med students eligible to receive US federal direct student loans?
Are Ross Med students eligible to receive US federal direct student loans?
Yes! Ross Med students may qualify for federal student loans through the U.S. Department of Education.
Will I be able to practice in the U.S.?
Will I be able to practice in the U.S.?
Yes. Ross Med students are eligible to take all of the USMLE 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?
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.

What is required for medical school?
What is required for medical school?

Applying to Caribbean medical schools is very similar to a U.S. medical school. At Ross Med, our Admissions team looks at a variety of factors when reviewing your application to medical school, including:

  • Academic achievement (GPA and MCAT score)
  • Course Requirements – The minimum prerequisite requirements are:
    • Inorganic or General Chemistry: Two semesters (eight semester hours) with laboratories
    • Organic Chemistry: Two semesters (eight semester hours) with laboratories
    • General Biology or Zoology: Two semesters of biology or zoology with laboratories
    • Physics: One semester (four semester hours) with laboratory
    • Mathematics: One semester of college-level mathematics (three semester hours), preferably calculus or statistics
    • English: Two semesters (six semester hours)
      • Canadian students may satisfy the English requirements in 3 possible ways: (1) 2 semesters of University humanities where essays composed at least 40% of the overall mark, (2) International Baccalaureate English and (3) Advanced Placement English. 
  • Extracurriculars, including clinical experience, community service, and/or involvement in clubs or other organizations
  • Personal qualities, such as compassion and leadership

As medical school admissions criteria may vary slightly, it is important for applicants to become knowledgeable about each institution’s requirements prior to applying.
​A full list of Ross Med’s application requirements can be found here.

Is Ross University School of Medicine accredited?
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 accept international students?
Does Ross Med accept international students?

Yes, Ross Med gives consideration to all international medical school candidates showing the potential to succeed in our Doctor of Medicine degree program. We encourage you to learn more about our program and how we can support you through your MD journey.

Are international students required to submit their MCAT scores?
Are international students required to submit their MCAT scores?
No, the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is not required for international students, but strongly encouraged. MCAT scores must be submitted by all U.S. Citizens, nationals, or eligible permanent resident applicants prior to the interview.
Does Ross Med offer scholarships for international students?
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?
What is the deadline for applying to Ross Med?

Ross Med accepts applications throughout the year. With three start dates in May, September, and January you have the opportunity to start your MD journey when it works best for you.

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