FIND PURPOSE IN PARADISE.

FIND PURPOSE IN PARADISE.

Your road to residency starts at Ross University School of Medicine. Learn more today.

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

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.

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First time residency attainment rate in 2020-2021

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USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate 2020

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Affiliation agreements with hospital systems in 9 states, as well as the District of Columbia

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More start dates - September, January and May

$50,000,000+ total value


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$50,000,000+ total value

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JOIN A PROUDLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTION

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.

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RESIDENCY HIGHLIGHTS

*Loyola University Medical Center
*Cook County Health
Carle Foundation Hospital

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In 2020, RUSM grads matched in 42 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Canada, with students matching in the top 25 hospitals across the U.S. Click Learn More above to see how many students matched in each state and residency program spotlights.

HOW TO APPLY TO ROSS IN 3 EASY STEPS

Step 1

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Review the admissions requirements for details on how to apply for medical school and what you will need to complete your application.

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Step 2

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION
You can and should apply for medical school after sitting for the MCAT. Complete our online application OR apply using your American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) or American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) application or the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).

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Step 3

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS
Send any supplemental documents to our admissions staff.

APPLY TODAY

Step 1

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Review the admissions requirements for details on how to apply for medical school and what you will need to complete your application.

Step 2

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION
You can and should apply for medical school after sitting for the MCAT. Complete our online application OR apply using your American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) or American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) application or the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).


APPLY TODAY

Step 3

SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS
Send any supplemental documents to our admissions staff.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS ROSS ACCREDITED AND BY WHOM?
IS ROSS ACCREDITED AND BY WHOM?

Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) 

Ross is also accredited 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 that are operating at the highest levels of educational 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. 

Additional Recognition

The World Health Organization includes Ross in its listing of medical schools approved by recognized national authorities.   

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) granted full accreditation to Ross University School of Medicine’s Simulation Institute in November 2013.

ARE THE ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR ROSS COMPARABLE TO US MEDICAL SCHOOLS?
ARE THE ACCREDITATION STANDARDS FOR ROSS COMPARABLE TO US MEDICAL SCHOOLS?
The United States Department of Education, through its National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), has determined that the accreditation standards employed by the Dominica Medical Board are comparable with those used to evaluate programs leading to the MD degree in the United States by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
IS ROSS ACCREDITED BY A US ACCREDITOR?
IS ROSS ACCREDITED BY A US ACCREDITOR?

There is no US accreditor that grants accreditation directly to schools outside the US.

The United States Department of Education, through its National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), has determined that the accreditation standards employed by the CAAM-HP are comparable with those used to evaluate programs leading to the MD degree in the United States by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

Positive COVID-19 patients will be referred to a government healthcare facility. Please review the Barbados Travel Guidelines for more information.

CAN ROSS GRADUATES PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES?
CAN ROSS GRADUATES PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES?
Yes. Ross students are eligible to take all of the United States Medical License Examinations (USMLE) by registering with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and are eligible to apply for licensure in all states in the United States. California The Medical Board of California has recognized that the resident course of instruction leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree awarded by the Ross University School of Medicine is equivalent to that required by Section 2089 and 2089.5 of the California Business and Professions Code. The medical education program is equivalent to that of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited school. This allows Ross to conduct clinical clerkships in California and enables its graduates to apply for licensure. Many other states defer to California’s recognition for the purpose of physician licensure because most do not have their own review and approval process. Florida Under the provision of Chapter 1005, Florida Statutes and Chapter 6E of the Florida Administrative Code, the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education licenses RUSM to offer programs of instruction. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0400, toll-free 888-224-6684. New Jersey The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners has approved Ross to offer clinical clerkship programs in New Jersey hospitals. New York The New York State Education Department has approved the program of medical education at Ross that seeks and places students in long-term clinical clerkships in affiliated hospitals in New York State.
CAN I BE LICENSED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?
CAN I BE LICENSED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?
Ross graduates receive a Doctor of Medicine degree which is recognized internationally. However, licensure requirements vary in each country. Some countries may require foreign medical graduates to take additional tests before receiving approval to practice.
HOW MANY CURRENT & FORMER GRADUATES ATTAINED RESIDENCY POSITIONS IN 2021?
HOW MANY CURRENT & FORMER GRADUATES ATTAINED RESIDENCY POSITIONS IN 2021?
579 Current and former Ross graduates attained residencies in 2021 in 16 disciplines. View our full 2021 residency list.
WHAT SUPPORT DOES ROSS PROVIDE STUDENTS IN OBTAINING A RESIDENCY?
WHAT SUPPORT DOES ROSS PROVIDE STUDENTS IN OBTAINING A RESIDENCY?

Upon completion of the basic sciences curriculum, students receive ongoing advising by the Office of Student and Professional Development to help prepare them for residency. For example, students are guided on the timeline to meet MATCH, requirements for graduation, and how to effectively complete the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).

Additionally, the Office of Student and Professional Development provides feedback on students’ CVs and personal statements and offers mock interviews in preparation for MATCH.

WHERE IS THE ROSS PRE-CLINICAL CAMPUS?
WHERE IS THE ROSS PRE-CLINICAL CAMPUS?
The Basic Sciences campus is located on the island of Barbados.
WHAT WERE THE USMLE STEP 1 AND STEP 2 CK & CS FIRST-TIME PASS RATES IN 2020?
WHAT WERE THE USMLE STEP 1 AND STEP 2 CK & CS FIRST-TIME PASS RATES IN 2020?

For 2020, the Step I first-time pass rate is 91%.

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