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You Want To Save Lives. Learn The Skills Here.

Our students go on to be today’s healthcare heroes and tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. It’s time to commit your life to helping others when they’re most in need. Ross University School of Medicine teaches the skills doctors can use to save lives in the field.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are RUSM students eligible to receive us federal direct student loans?
Students of accredited Caribbean medical schools—such as the Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)*—have the same privileges as students of medical schools in the United States and Canada. RUSM students may qualify for federal student loans through the U.S. Department of Education. RUSM students may register with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®).
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.

Students of accredited Caribbean medical schools—such as the Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)*—have the same privileges as students of medical schools in the United States and Canada. RUSM students may also move on to medical residencies accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the residency authority in the United States and Canada.
How can I get my Visa?
] If you are accepted, for a legal extended stay in Barbados, you must have your passport stamped with the appropriate student visa from the Barbados government. The government of Barbados, with RUSM’s support to facilitate the internal coordination process, will process the student visa prior to the tourist visa stamp expiration date in your passport (from when you first arrived in Barbados). When you arrive in Barbados, you will need to present your passport. You must show proof of a return date ticket.

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Making education accessible so you can make medicine accessible.

Established in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine is one of the oldest and most accomplished Caribbean medical schools serving students primarily from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. We combine medical science knowledge, clinical training and soft skills support in a state-of-the-art educational environment that keeps learning relevant, contemporary and competitive.

Our Commitment to student success is reflected in our outcomes:

  • 579 graduates attained residencies in 16 disciplines in 2021
  • 91% USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate in 2020
  • 92% first-time residency rate for 2020-2021 graduates
  • 15,000+ alumni network of MDs

40+ Years of Academic Excellence

Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine has been providing students with the foundation they need to pursue successful careers in medicine for over 40 years.
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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.

Ross 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 Qualify

In 2020, RUSM has awarded a total value of $50,000,000+ in Scholarships and Grants to Students

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WE OFFER FLEXIBLE START DATES: JANUARY, MAY OR SEPTEMBER

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 January, May and September. 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.