A PROUD HISTORY AND MISSION
Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians. RUSM has more than 12,000 alumni, and graduates are practicing all over the United States, Canada, and beyond.
- Founding Year: 1978
- Location: Miramar, Florida (Office of the Dean); Dominica, West Indies (Basic Sciences Campus); Iselin, New Jersey (U.S. Office of Admissions)
- Leadership: Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, Dean and Chancellor (read bio)
- Alumni: 12,000+
- Accreditors: Dominica Medical Board, Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (read more)
- U.S. Recognition: Approved by the US Department of Education as an eligible institution for Title IV Federal Direct Student Loans. Graduates are eligible for licensure to practice in all United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
- Admissions: Three enrollments per year, in January, May, and September (read more)
Doctor of Medicine Degree Program
Students begin their journey to become physicians by completing the Foundations of Medicine curriculum, which is taught at RUSM’s pre-clinical campus in Dominica, West Indies. Students complete four or five semesters in Dominica (depending on curriculum track), and then complete their clinical rotations, primarily at teaching hospitals in the United States. RUSM students sit for all steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) and may seek to secure residency training and licensure in the United States and Canada.
Academic and Career Outcomes
RUSM aims to prepare students to achieve performance on all parts of the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) and to be competitive when seeking a residency position following graduation. The majority of RUSM graduates secure residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program® with some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals and leading medical centers in the United States.
Medical School Admissions
RUSM enrolls three new student cohorts each year, in September, January, and May. The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required. The university's Admissions Committee looks closely at a candidate's MCAT score, GPA, and academic performance, but they do so in concert with many other factors, including personal essay, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and accomplishments, work history and professional/volunteer experience, and personal qualities.
Faculty & Administration
More than 90 full-time faculty members instruct students at RUSM. All faculty hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent. RUSM recruits internationally and draws talented and committed educators from highly regarded U.S. medical schools.
RUSM has more than 12,000 alumni who are practicing in virtually every medical specialty. A significant percentage of our alumni enter careers in primary care, and many serve in medically undeserved areas, a point of pride for our university. Each year RUSM graduates are named Chief Resident of their respective residency program, receive awards for their professional service, and mentor medical students.