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ATTAINMENT RATE for 2023-2024 grads*

*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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FIRST-TIME RESIDENCY

ATTAINMENT RATE

for 2023-2024 grads*

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RUSM students’ five-year cumulative first-time pass rate for the USMLE® Step 1 exam is 86.8% from 2019-2023.*

*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 in 2019-2023.  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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RUSM students' five-year cumulative first-time pass rate for the USMLE® Step 2 CK exam is 93.6% from 2019-2023.*

*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 2019-2023.  In order to sit for the exam students must earn an acceptable score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the catalog.

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98% 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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USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate from 2017-2021**

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**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.

98%

First-time residency attainment rate for 2022-2023 graduates.*

*First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

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Ross University school of medicine has 28 affiliation agreements with hospital systems in 9 states, as well as the District of Columbia.

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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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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 that keep learning relevant, contemporary and competitive.

 

FIND PURPOSE IN PARADISE

With beautiful Barbados as a backdrop, Ross University School of Medicine is dedicated students are driven to make an undeniable impact where it's needed most.

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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.

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

Scholarships and grants valued at over $100 million (USD) have been awarded to students since 2020.

WE OFFER FLEXIBLE START DATES: September, January, and May

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 September, January, and May. Talk to our supportive admission advisors to learn more.
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RUSM is accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (www.caam-hp.org). *

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.

 

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® 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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 September, January, and May 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.