Ross University School of Medicine

At Ross University School of Medicine, we know that health systems serve the world best when they reflect more of the world. This is not a philosophical outlook, it’s a proven playbook. Every day, we personalize learning in practical and powerful ways to educate and empower a population of students that are truly diverse, dedicated and determined.

We network with top tier hospitals and connect with a variety of communities across North America to make undeniable impact. This is how we’re pushing the field of medicine forward and creating greater opportunities for the next generation.

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. Our medical school experience is “Dedita Scientiae Medendi” – dedicated to the science of healing – and we are proud of our rich tradition of preparing students for their life’s work as physicians.

The proof is in the numbers:

  • 15,000+: RUSM Alumni network is one of the largest in the U.S.
  • 95.2%: First-time Residency Attainment Rates in 2020
  • 96.7%: USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate in 2019
  • Competitive Residencies: Our graduates have matched in General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Neurological Surgery and many more specialties
  • Top Tier Hospitals: Ross graduates secure residencies in health systems such as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Mount Sinai Hospital, just to name a few

More about Ross University School of Medicine

Students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s medical sciences campus in Barbados. Our campus is designed to provide a contemporary learning environment that will prepare medical students to meet the complex needs of their future patients. 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.

The campus features technologically advanced facilities, including:

  • High-tech classrooms
  • An internationally accredited Simulation Institute, where students leverage sophisticated computerized patient simulators to practice basic and diagnostic treatment skills
  • Technologically impressive laboratories for simulation learning and anatomy, including medical imaging capability
  • Extensive audiovisual and multimedia infrastructure and capabilities throughout the campus
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi) access throughout the campus
  • Digital library resources, in addition to the on-campus physical library

Upon completion of the medical sciences portion, Ross students begin their clinical training at leading teaching hospitals across North America, as well as at a few elective global sites. And because our students are given hands-on experience from semester one, they transition into the clinical semesters with confidence and the tools they need to succeed.

Ross students have the option to complete all of their core clinical rotations in one single geographic location. This is important because it helps to ensure a consistent clinical experience as they rotate through different disciplines, and also helps lower expenses related to periodic moving. The clinical portion of the curriculum is without a doubt one of the most exciting – and most complex – periods of our students’ entire medical education experience.