Our mission is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful 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.


1978: Ross University School of Medicine is founded in Dominica by entrepreneur Robert Ross, upon realizing that U.S. medical schools lacked the capacity to accommodate every qualified and deserving applicant. In April 1979, classes begin in leased facilities.

1981: Ross classes and laboratory exercises are held in a newly constructed academic building on RUSM’s main campus.

2003: Ross is acquired by DeVry Education Group, one of the largest providers of education services in the world.

2013: The 10,000th graduate of Ross receives their medical degree from the school.

2015: Ross opens the new Student Center, now the feature building on the Dominica campus.

2015: Ross beats its previous residency record, with more than 830 graduates earning residency placements during the 2015 MATCH cycle.