Can't comment on Ross itself as it has changed much in the past few years... and I didn't go to Ross.
So, just general comments on clinical rotations:
Yes, your rotations MUST be done in hospitals that have ACGME-approved. "parent residency" programs in the specialty of your rotation, NOT JUST A "TEACHING HOSPITAL." Meaning, a hospital may be called a "teaching hospital" because it has an internal medicine residency program. But this does NOT mean that you can do any rotation you want in that hospital. If a hospital only has medicine residency program, you can only do medicine (and medical subspecialties) rotations there -- anythign else would not count.
A real life example: My hospital (a full-fledge "teaching hospital") only has residency programs in IM, FP, and Surgery. So, foreign students can only do rotations in these specialties. We CANNOT in good conscience offer rotations in Pediatrics, OB/GYN because we have no residency programs in Peds and OB/GYN.
So, no matter where you go for rotations, don't just assume that a "teaching hospital" will enable you to do any rotations you want. Look into exactly what residency programs the hospital actually operates, and only do rotations in those specialty areas.
Oh, and this applies to every single rotation, not just "core" rotations in your 3rd year. It applies to electives in your 4th year as well. And yes, doing rotations any other way will complicate your licensing, and cause major problems (such as not-licensible, ever, in many states.)
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