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Ross University School of Medicine Partners with Monmouth University

May 10, 2016

Lisa Dougherty, national director of admissions at RUSM (left), and Dr. Laura Moriarty, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Monmouth (right), shake hands after signing the articulation agreement.

Lisa Dougherty, national director of admissions at RUSM (left), and Dr. Laura Moriarty, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Monmouth (right), shake hands after signing the articulation agreement.

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has entered into an articulation agreement with Monmouth University. Representatives of both institutions gathered on the Monmouth campus in West Long Branch, N.J. to sign the agreement and increase opportunities for qualified students to pursue their dream of becoming a physician.

“I was very impressed by the facilities and the engagement of the faculty at RUSM,” said Dr. Bernadette Dunphy, specialist professor of biology and co-director of the Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee (PPHAC) at Monmouth. “The education is top-notch, and it gives our students a great opportunity.”

Opportunities for Monmouth Graduates

Under the terms of the articulation agreement, Monmouth graduates interested in applying to medical school will have special opportunities such as:

  • Waived application fee (except where prohibited by law) when applying to RUSM
  • A guaranteed admissions interview with RUSM
  • Priority consideration for scholarships for which they qualify and apply (once an acceptance decision has been made)

In addition, RUSM will hold five open seats in each semester class for eligible applicants from Monmouth until 30 days before the start of the semester.

“Ross University School of Medicine is thrilled to partner with Monmouth University to provide opportunities for aspiring medical students,” said Lisa Dougherty, national director of admissions at RUSM. “At RUSM, we share Monmouth’s core value of ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ and look forward to welcoming students into our learning community.”

“A Great Fit for Our Students”

A group of pre-med advisors hold the pennants of their respective schools during a visit to the RUSM campus. Dr. Bernadette Dunphy is third from the right.

Dr. Dunphy said visiting the campus in Dominica helped her get to know RUSM “beyond the brochure”—a crucial factor when providing guidance for pre-med students. When students are considering going outside the U.S. for medical school, Dr. Dunphy explained, they often don’t have the opportunity to visit, and they want assurance from someone who’s been there.

“After checking out the campus, faculty and housing, it was clear to me that RUSM is a great fit for our students,” she said. “Having this agreement allows us a closer connection with the school and gives our students a personalized experience.”

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