A Detailed Look: The RUSM Basic Sciences Curriculum
(ROSS+ CURRICULUM TRACK)

Ross University School of Medicine uses an organ-systems-based curriculum—an integrated approach to teaching in which students examine the physiological, anatomical, and biochemical processes of an organ system all at once. This approach is more relevant to clinical work, gives you more of a “big picture” look at how the different systems work together, emphasizes small-group learning, and encourages the use of contemporary, clinically relevant technology in teaching. Many medical schools across the US have transitioned to an organ-systems-based approach over the years. 

Explore our curriculum below. For students entering the five-semester curriculum track at Ross, the following curriculum will apply.

Semester
Title of Module
1

The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Module, Part 1

The Hematopoietic & Lymphoreticular System module, Part I

The Musculoskeletal System module, Part I

The Integumentary System module, Part I

Clinical Skills I

2 Cardiovascular System module, part I

Respiratory System module, part I

Digestive System module, part I

Nervous & Psychiatric System module, part I

Endocrine System module, part I

Clinical Skills 2

3 The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science module, part II

The Renal System module, part I,

The Digestive System module, part II

The Reproductive System module, part I

Clinical Skills 3

4 The Cardiovascular System module, part II

The Renal System module, part II

The Hematopoietic & Lymphoreticular System module, part II,

The Musculoskeletal System module, part II

The Reproductive System module, part II

Clinical Skills 4

5 The Respiratory System module, part II

Endocrine System module, part II

Nervous & Psychiatric System module, part II

The Basic Science Review and Integration module (BSRI)

Clinical Skills 5 (CS 05)