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To speak to a representative, call:
754.707.5547754.707.5547
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To speak to a representative, call:
754.707.5547754.707.5547

Pursue Your MD Abroad

Make an impact through early hands-on experience with patients across the Barbados community.

Your path to becoming a physician starts in: 

 DAYS 

 HOURS 

 MINS 

 SECS. 

IMMERSIVE

Hands-on training begins your first semester through impactful, clinical experience with patients in the community.

ACCREDITED

Ross Med is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org).  This means you will have the opportunity to become eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG ®) certification and to apply for U.S. residencies and licensure.

FLEXIBLE START DATES

Why wait? Start pursuing an MD when you’re ready. Classes start each January, May, and September.
15,000

Nearly 15,000 alumni strong

$50M +
$50M+ USD total value awarded in scholarships and grants since 2020
96%

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.

FIND PURPOSE IN PARADISE

  • With beautiful Barbados as a backdrop, you will learn in a culturally diverse environment making an undeniable impact in the local community
  • A technologically advanced campus learning environment to prepare you to meet the complex needs of your future patients
  • Complete your first two years on our island campus before returning to the U.S. for your clinical rotations within our network of 29 affiliate hospitals

Access to Education

 

 Holistic admissions process, reviewing not just grades and MCAT scores, but also your potential, character, and drive to be a physician

• Continuum of student supports including 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

Commitment to equitable educational opportunities for our future healthcare professionals through our partnership program with HBCUs and HSIs

 

Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

 

• 15-week online program designed to prepare promising applicants for success in medical school

Strengthens core academic areas with an emphasis on basic sciences

• Focus 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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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 September 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 September 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 September 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.

FIRST-SEMESTER TUITION BACK GUARANTEE

Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) 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 January 2023 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. Ross Med is committed to providing medical students choosing to start online with the same knowledge and expertise that their classmates in Barbados will receive.

*The January 2023 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 January 2023 semester, you will be required to attend on island. The remote option is not offered to continuing students (semesters 2-5) or students repeating the first semester.

FIRST SEMESTER TUITION BACK GUARANTEE

We are 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.

START EARNING YOUR MD FROM HOME

While we will continue to deliver our program in-person in Barbados in the January 2023 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. Ross Med is committed to providing medical students choosing to start online with the same knowledge and expertise that their classmates in Barbados will receive.

*The January 2023 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 start of the January 2023 semester, you will be required to attend on island. The remote option is not offered to continuing students (semesters 2-5) or students repeating the first semester.

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Organ systems-based curriculum

Our basic sciences curriculum is an organ systems-based curriculum that organizes the teaching of medicine by systems within the body, like the digestive or respiratory systems.
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Clinical Training in the U.S.

Students complete the clinical portion of the curriculum—and the majority of their training—in the United States at partner teaching hospitals across the country.
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Scholarships Available For Those Who Apply and Qualify

In 2020, Ross Med awarded a total value of $50,000,000+ USD in Scholarships and Grants to Students

FEATURED EVENTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.
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.

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?

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.

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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.

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