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Ross University School Of Medicine

General Information

  • Forum: Ross Medical School Forum
  • Location: Barbados, Caribbean
  • Basic Science Tuition: $24,170/semester
  • Clinical Science Tuition: $18,128/semester
  • Clinical Clerkships: $26,676
  • USA Clinical Rotations: Yes
  • Other countries: UK
  • Time required for MD: 10 semesters
  • Year Founded: 1978
  • Loans: Stafford Loan and other private loans
  • Album: RUSM Album
  • E-mail: Email RUSM
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Ross University School Of Medicine

A Brief History of Barbados by The World Factbook

Flag of Barbados The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island, which initially dominated the Caribbean sugar industry. By 1720 Barbados was no longer a dominant force within the sugar industry, having been surpassed by the Leeward Islands and Jamaica. Slavery was abolished in 1834. The Barbadian economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance. Read More...

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ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FACTS

MISSION

The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become competent and caring physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.

Ross is also proud to fulfill a social mission by educating doctors who practice primary care, work in medically underserved areas, and are more representative overall of the communities in which they serve.

FOUNDING YEAR

Ross University School of Medicine, founded in 1978, is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the US healthcare system.

ENROLLMENT

Approximately 3,000 students; 97 percent are US or Canadian residents/permanent citizens.

Ross enrolls the highest percentage of students annually from these states:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas

ALUMNI

Ross has more than 15,000+ alumni who are practicing all over the United States and Canada.

LOCATIONS

Barbados, West Indies
Basic Sciences Campus
Miramar, Florida, USA
Office of the Dean and other Administrative Offices

Note: Core clinical clerkships are located at US-affiliated teaching hospitals.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Students earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree upon successfully completing the basic sciences curriculum on the campus in Barbados, followed by core and elective clinical rotations at affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States. There are options to complete rotations in Canada.

ACCREDITATION

Ross is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).

LICENSURE

Graduates are eligible for licensure to practice throughout the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

ADMISSIONS

Ross enrolls three new student cohorts each year, in September, January, and May. Ross selects candidates on the basis of undergraduate academic achievement, performance on the Medical College Admissions Test, additional life experience, and general maturity, readiness, and dedication to success in medical school.

FACULTY PROFILE

More than 45 members of faculty are full-time, all of whom have a MD, PhD, or equivalent.

GOVERNANCE

Ross is part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). A Board of Trustees, including the Former Surgeon General to the United States Richard Carmona, provides oversight.

ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ACCREDITATION

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The United States Department of Education, through its National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), has determined that the accreditation standards employed by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine are comparable with those used to evaluate programs leading to the MD degree in the United States by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. This determination ensures that students enrolled at Ross University School of Medicine are eligible to participate in the US Federal Direct Student Loan Program.

CARIBBEAN ACCREDITATION AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATION IN MEDICINE AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS (CAAM-HP)

Ross University School of Medicine is accredited 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.

SOCIETY FOR SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE (SSH)

Ross University School of Medicine’s Simulation Institute is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH, www.ssih.org) in the areas of Teaching/Education, since November 2013.

ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE APPROVALS

Ross University has the following approvals:

U.S. STATE-LEVEL RECOGNITION

  • California: The state has reviewed the University’s academic program and found it acceptable, allowing the licensure of graduates from Ross University School of Medicine.
  • New York: The state has approved the University’s educational program, allowing Ross University School of Medicine students to complete clinical training and residencies at hospitals throughout the state.
  • New Jersey: The state has approved the University’s medical education program, permitting students to complete their clinical training at approved teaching hospitals in the state.
  • Florida: The state has reviewed the University, and it is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SCHOOL RECOGNITION

The General Medical Council of Great Britain has granted the RUSM Doctor of Medicine degree Limited Registration status, and the World Health Organization includes Ross University School of Medicine in its listing of medical schools approved by recognized national authorities.

WHY CHOOSE ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

As a doctor, you’ll face many tough decisions over the course of your career. One of the toughest comes at the very beginning: which medical school should you choose?

If you’re overwhelmed by all your options, you’re not alone. The good news is, narrowing down your choices can be easier than you think. It all comes down to which school gives you the best combination of immersive learning experiences and focused academic support.

It’s no surprise that, for most MD students, the clear choice is Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM). Below are our top reasons students choose RUSM — and when you’re finished reading, be sure to visit us and learn more about our MD program.

1. OUR ALUMNI NETWORK IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE U.S. (15,000+)

As one of the largest providers of doctors to the entire U.S. healthcare system, RUSM graduates are practicing in 954 counties, in all fifty U.S. states.

2. WE HAVE AN ACTIVE COMMITMENT TO ADDRESSING PHYSICIAN DIVERSITY

Although African Americans and Latinx account for more than 31 percent of the U.S. population, they make up less than 11 percent of U.S. medical school graduates. That’s not good enough.

RUSM is dedicated to bucking this trend with a commitment to creating broader access and addressing physician diversity. In 2018 alone, 21% of the RUSM graduating class was African American or Latinx.

We partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the country through our AIM’s Scholar Program, creating new pathways for underrepresented minority students to attend medical school.

3. WE OFFER FLEXIBLE START DATES: SEPTEMBER, JANUARY OR MAY

We’re ready when you are. 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.

4. OUR USMLE STEP 1 PASS RATE IS 96.7%

RUSM USMLE Step 1 pass rates are in line with U.S. and Canadian medical schools. Starting with your first day at med school, RUSM gives you the hands-on training and personalized instruction you need to prepare for your boards exam. The result is an exceptionally high Step 1 pass rate, and increased confidence for students as they conquer one of the biggest challenges of their careers.

5. WE HAVE COMPETITIVE FIRST-TIME RESIDENCY RATES: 95.2% IN 2019-2020

In 2020, our first-time residency rate was 95.2%. 597 current and former Ross graduates attained residencies in 2020 in 24 disciplines. This included residencies in urology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, preventative medicine, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, plastic surgery and more. If you’d like to learn more, check out our residency records.

6. EVERY CLINICAL STUDENT GETS A DEDICATED TEAM OF ADVISERS

We think clinicals are too important to your development as a physician for you to go it alone. That’s why RUSM is the only med school that offers the Rely On Student Service (ROSS) model to support you as you progress through your rotations. You can learn more about it here, but it’s essentially a support hub of advisers that assist you with everything from clinical questions to financial aid inquiries, and our students find it incredibly valuable.

7. OUR CLINICAL PROGRAM COVERS A RANGE OF PATIENT POPULATIONS AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

RUSM has 17 affiliation agreements with hospital systems in 10 states, as well as Puerto Rico. Because we have so many affiliations, our students are able to complete all their rotations in the same location. And that comes with all sorts of advantages — fewer costs on your end, more time to build professional relationships, and more. Perhaps most important, it gives you a consistent clinical environment as you rotate through different disciplines.

8. OUR STUDENTS SHARE IN OUR DEDICATION TO MAKING MEDICINE ACCESSIBLE

The national average of students completing their residencies in primary care hovers around 40 percent. But for RUSM alums, that number is more than double at just under 90 percent. Additionally, following graduation, 40 percent of RUSM alums choose to practice in areas with a healthcare shortage. Our students are connecting with populations where their presence makes a life-changing impact.

9. WE ARE TITLE IV ELIGIBLE AND OFFER COMPLIMENTARY CAMPUS TOURS

The Office of Student Finance at RUSM is committed to helping eligible students find financial aid including student loan programs and scholarships. We’re also U.S. Title IV Funding eligible (most Caribbean medical schools aren’t).

Before making the financial commitment, all individuals who are accepted to RUSM are invited to visit our Medical Sciences campus for a pre-orientation tour. To allow you to make the best decision without worry, RUSM covers the full cost of round-trip airfare plus two nights' hotel stay in Barbados upfront.* The pre-orientation tour is an opportunity to explore Barbados and connect with faculty and students before enrolling.

MD PROGRAM

If you are seeking a rigorous, hands-on, medical education, expert faculty whose sole focus is on teaching; and a global health perspective that other medical programs can only offer as short-term electives, then look no further. Our distinguished faculty are at the forefront of their fields, and become essential partners in our students’ development. And we are committed to providing our students with a range of global medical opportunities that will enable them to develop the kinds of life and professional skills that will make them stand out in residency, and beyond.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Faculty

Our faculty feature over sixty full-time Basic Sciences faculty members.

Academic Support

Ross University established the Rely On Student Service (ROSS) Model—a unique student support network that links every Ross clinical student with their own team of dedicated advisors.

Residency Appointments

In 2020, with a pass rate of 95.2%, Ross placed 597 current and former students in 24 disciplines.

CURRICULUM

Medical Sciences

Ross University’s medical school program begins with a common first semester that gives everyone the opportunity to adjust to the large volume of material and fast pace of medical school teaching and learning. After First semester, there are two possible curriculum tracks — a four-semester accelerated track, and a five-semester, Ross+, track. Both tracks follow our integrated Medical Sciences basic sciences curriculum.

Modeled after curricula used in the United States, Medical Sciences is designed to allow students to address the processes of health and disease in a holistic fashion. What does this mean? In essence, our students learn the physiological, anatomical, and biochemical processes of an organ system all at once. This approach is educationally advantageous because it provides a broader view of how these different systems work together and make it more relevant in the clinical context. And, because we understand the importance of learning by doing, our students take part in hands-on training from semester 1.

Clinical Rotations

Upon successful completion of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1, Ross students embark on Internal Medicine Foundations (IMF), an intensive, physician-supervised clinical clerkship in Miramar, Fla., specifically geared to build competence in the principles and practice of Internal Medicine and facilitate success in subsequent Internal Medicine rotations and in the USMLEStep 2.

This additional eight weeks of hands-on training conducted at affiliated hospitals and ambulatory clinics, allows students to further hone their physical examination, diagnostic, critical thinking, and communication skills through direct patient care. It also serves as an important bridge between the first four semesters and the clinical portion of the curriculum.

Ross students complete the clinical portion of the curriculum—and the majority of their training—in the United States at leading teaching hospitals across the country. 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. Additionally, Ross students have the option to complete all of their clinical rotations in one single geographic location. This is important because it not only helps to ensure a consistent clinical experience as they rotate through different disciplines, but it also helps to lower related expenses.

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. We understand how challenging it can be to progress through your rotations while staying on track to earn your medical degree and prepare for residency. Which is why we implemented the Rely On Student Service (ROSS) model. This student support feature links every Ross clinical student with their own team of dedicated advisers who will be with you every step of the way, so you can stay focused on the important task at hand – your clinical training.

ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 2020-2021 SCHEDULE OF TUITION & FEES

To qualify for scholarships for the September 2020 session, please apply by August 15. ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 2020-2021 SCHEDULE OF TUITION & FEES

FURTHER INFORMATION

Ross has room for unique individuals who are passionate about medicine. We are committed to finding those students who have that passion. If you have what it takes, we want to know more about you.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by phone (754-707-5547) or email us. We look forward to the prospect of having you as a member of our student body.

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Last Modification: 09-09-2020
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