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ADMISSIONS: What to Expect at an RUSM Information Seminar (+Video)

September 23, 2015

Throughout the year, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) holds live information seminars across the US and Canada—recruitment events designed to give interested students a deeper look at how we prepare our students for challenging, rewarding careers in medicine—and how RUSM is here to support you from day one, from white coat to residency and practice.

Go here to see if we’re hosting an information seminar near you, and be sure to check out the video on the right, in which Eric Wilson, MD, RUSM Class of 2007—a California sports medicine physician practicing at Kaiser Permanente—gives you a sneak peek of what you can learn at one of our live events.

What can I expect at an information seminar?

RUSM seminars generally last about two hours. Here’s what you can expect in a nutshell:

  • Learn about our campus and a take a close look at our accelerated, organ systems-based, integrated Foundations of Medicine (basic sciences) curriculum—and how we weave clinical exposure into the curriculum starting as early as first semester.
  • Explore our clinical program in detail, and find out which United States hospitals you could be rotating through as an RUSM student.
  • Watch a select group of alumni speak, in person, about their experiences at RUSM—and learn about their lives in residency and medical practice.
  • Speak with admissions officers one-on-one to discuss your MCAT score, GPA, and other specifics related to your personal academic situation.
  • Find out more about financial aid, scholarships, and other ways you can fund your medical education.

What’s the typical schedule at a Ross information seminar?

For one of our standard information seminars, expect the following schedule:

  • Registration: Check in, chat with admissions advisors, and enjoy a spread of complimentary refreshments before the event begins. Generally takes place 10 to 15 minutes before the seminar begins.
  • Presentation: Watch an engaging presentation—incorporating photography, videos, and live speakers—and learn about the application process, arriving on campus, our curriculum, the US clinical experience, and our graduates’ residency/career successes. Typically, this segment lasts about an hour.
  • Panel/Q&A: Listen to our graduates’ stories, and then ask them your questions—about medical school, the RUSM experience and residency, and their professional careers after they earned their Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees. All told, the panel and Q&A last about an hour.
  • Individual Q&A: After the event concludes, speak with our admissions officers about whether you’re a fit for RUSM, and what you should do next in the application process. If schedule permits, our alumni generally stay for some time after the event to answer students’ individual questions one on one.

How can I sign up for an RUSM information seminar near me?

Go here for the latest list of live events and signup forms. If you have other questions about our event, feel free to send them to admissions@rossu.edu.

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