Accreditation and Approvals
United States Department of Education
The United States Department of Education, through its National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), has determined that the accreditation standards employed by the Dominica Medical Board are comparable with those used to evaluate programs leading to the MD degree in the United States by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. This determination ensures that students enrolled at Ross University School of Medicine are eligible to participate in the US Federal Direct Student Loan Program.
Dominica Medical Board (DMB)
The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica authorizes Ross University School of Medicine to confer the Doctor of Medicine degree, and graduates are also eligible for licensure in Dominica. Ross University School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Dominica Medical Board.
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Ross University School of Medicine is also accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). CAAM-HP is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programs of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM.
Accreditation by CAAM-HP is a rigorous, peer review process which examines all aspects of a medical program. The CAAM-HP board, an independent and autonomous body of professionals, only certifies medical schools which are operating at the highest levels of industry standards.
Through this accreditation, the CAAM-HP provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions and the public that programs leading to qualifications in medicine meet appropriate national and international standards for educational quality, and that the graduates have a sufficiently complete and valid educational experience.
U.S. State-Level Recognition
Ross University School of Medicine is proud that its academic achievements have been recognized by leading government jurisdictions and external agencies. Only a few states require approval for international schools. For the states that do, Ross University is one of the few international medical schools approved by all:
- California: The state has reviewed the University’s academic program and found it acceptable, allowing the licensure of graduates from Ross University School of Medicine.
- New York: The state has approved the University’s educational program, allowing Ross University School of Medicine students to complete clinical training and residencies at hospitals throughout the state. Ross is one of only a handful of international medical schools to have achieved this approval. New York standards are considered to be substantially comparable with those of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
- New Jersey: The state has approved the University’s medical education program, permitting students to complete their clinical training at approved teaching hospitals in the state.
- Florida: The state has reviewed the University, and it is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.
International Medical School Recognition
The General Medical Council of Great Britain has granted the Ross University Doctor of Medicine degree Limited Registration status, and the World Health Organization includes Ross University School of Medicine in its listing of medical schools approved by recognized national authorities.