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Hands-on From the Start

Early clinical experience makes all the difference on your journey to becoming an MD.

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FIRST-TIME RESIDENCY

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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98%

FIRST-TIME RESIDENCY

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.

Hands-on From the Start.

Hands-on From the Start

Early clinical experience makes all the difference on your journey to becoming an MD.

Your path to becoming a physician starts in: 

 DAYS 

 HOURS 

 MINS 

 SECS. 

Start Strong, Early On

At Ross Med, we believe early hands-on learning gives students the experience and confidence to achieve. Immerse yourself in learning the practice of medicine, gain experience in simulation labs, and train alongside physicians, caring for patients in the community within weeks, not months.
Integrated organ systems-based curriculum. Learn to think like a doctor early in your medical school experience.
Integrated organ systems-based curriculum. Learn to think like a doctor early in your medical school experience.
Technologically advanced campus and high-touch simulation environments for learning and practicing in real-world conditions.
Technologically advanced campus and high-touch simulation environments for learning and practicing in real-world conditions.
Research Foundations equips you with essential skills to improve medical knowledge and clinical skills.
Research Foundations equips you with essential skills to improve medical knowledge and clinical skills.
Enhance your medical education and gain cultural competency skills by participating in hands-on community experiences across Barbados through pop-up clinics, mobile clinics, school fairs, and more.
Enhance your medical education and gain cultural competency skills by participating in hands-on community experiences across Barbados through pop-up clinics, mobile clinics, school fairs, and more.

The Pathway to Residency

The Pathway to Residency

Global Perspective, Local Impact: Clinical Return Home Offer

Global Perspective, Local Impact: Clinical Return Home Offer

Spend your first two years in Barbados and return home for clinical training. 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. Please visit our Clinical Return Home Offer page for eligibility requirements.

*There are 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. Retention of a guaranteed clerkship seat requires students to successfully complete the medical sciences curriculum and pass the USMLE Step 1 exam.

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Upcoming Start Dates

Which start date is right for you?
Our three flexible start dates help you begin -and finish- your medical education on your schedule.

Our Accreditation Makes It Possible

Our Accreditation Makes It Possible

We’re accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org).* As a Ross Med graduate, you’ll be eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) certification and can apply for all U.S. residencies and licensure.

Hands-on Experience, Real-World Impact

Hands-on Experience, Real-World Impact

Hands-on Experience, Real-World Impact

We know what success looks like. Travel in the footsteps of over 15,000 alumni practicing in the U.S. and Canada.

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89% RUSM student’s five-year cumulative USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate*** 

***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. 

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Ross Med students' five-year cumulative first-time pass rate for the USMLE Step 2 CK exam is 93.4% from 2018-2022*

*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 2018-22. To sit for the exam students must earn the minimum passing score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the student handbook.

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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.

Alumni Spotlight

"I wake up in disbelief that I have an awesome job where I help people every day and I make an incredible living. I cannot overemphasize how none of this could have happened without the opportunity Ross Med provided me. Nobody else wanted to give me a chance but Ross Med did."


- Dr. Gregory Gimour, ‘15

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I wake up in disbelief that I have an awesome job where I help people every day and I make an incredible living. I cannot overemphasize how none of this could have happened without the opportunity Ross Med provided me. Nobody else wanted to give me a chance but Ross Med did.

- Dr. Gregory Gimour, ‘15
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Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

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• 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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Access To Education

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Access To Education

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

Personalized learning and student supports including one-on-one coaching, workshops, peer tutoring, wellness and counseling, 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

Financial Assistance

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• U.S. citizens and qualified 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.

• Beyond securing financial aid or loans, Ross Med offers scholarships and grants to those who apply and qualify to help offset some of the costs of our MD program. Scholarships and grants valued at over $100 million (USD) have been awarded to students since 2020.

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Our Scholarships and Awards*

Ross Scholar Award
Up to $80,000 equally distributed over 8 semesters beginning in Semester 3
Medical Education Scholar Award
Awarded to MERP students. Up to $35,000 equally distributed over eight semesters beginning Semester 3 of the MD program
Opportunity Plus Scholarship
$40,000 equally distributed over 10 semesters beginning in Semester 1
HBCU/HSI School Partnership Benefit
Pays for MERP tuition and/or RUSM first semester tuition.
*Sample listing, available to those who qualify and apply

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.