Ross University School of Medicine students achieved a 97 percent first-time pass rate on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, according to the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). This marks the fourth consecutive year in which RUSM's Step 1 first-time pass rate has been equal to or greater than the rate achieved by U.S. medical schools (which was 96% for calendar year 2014).*

 *Source: National Board of Medical Examiners Annual Reports

USMLE Step 1 is designed to test the knowledge acquired during the basic science years of medical school. Performance on this exam is an important indicator of a student's competitiveness for residency positions. Graduates of international medical schools must take and pass the USMLE if they want to practice in the United States. RUSM students' success on USMLE Step 1 attests to the university's strong curriculum, dedicated faculty, and academic support for students.