Your Fellow Students

You will find your fellow students, as well as the faculty, to be an amazingly diverse group of people. Although 98% are US and Canadian residents drawn from a broad range of educational institutions-including state universities and colleges-the variety of cultures, personalities, languages and lifestyles that you will encounter here will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Ross University Medical School alumni Brian and Brittany KendallBrian & Brittany Kendall, Texas   (Class of 2013)
“Coming to medical school as a married couple has been such a good thing for us and we sing Ross’ praises on that because every step of the way they were very conducive to us being married and applying together, which was so different from the response we received from other medical schools. Our entire experience with Ross, from the application process to coming to Dominica, has been nothing but positive. The quality of the education we are receiving is unsurpassed and we’re learning exactly what we need to know to be successful on our Step exams. Coming to Ross is definitely a character-building process, and the experiences you have here give you a much wider understanding of what it means to be a doctor, which we’re sure will give us an edge when we return to the US for our clinicals. We’ve become more well-rounded people with a lot more compassion and patience than we had before. We would highly recommend Ross to anyone interested in studying medicine.”

Ross University Med School alumnus Laura Carrihill Laura Carrihill, New York (Class of 2012)
“I chose to attend Ross University because I wanted an international school experience where I could learn with people from all walks of life. Coming to Ross has made me more versatile as a person, which will definitely help in my future interactions with patients. My goal is to be a pediatric cardiac surgeon and I would also like to do mission work with Doctors Without Borders in underprivileged areas, such as Zimbabwe. I have a special connection with that country because my father is Zimbabwean and there is such a need for general surgeons in Africa. I’m very active in a lot of the clubs and extracurricular activities at Ross, which have been wonderful opportunities for me and have helped to further enhance my medical education. Everyone is here for one reason—to become doctors, and that’s evident in the drive and commitment that is demonstrated across the entire student body.”

Caribbean medical school alumnus Iman Andalib Iman Andalib, Montreal (Class of 2012)
“I always knew that I wanted to be a physician. It was a natural progression for me because both my parents are doctors, so I grew up in a healthcare environment. Before I came to Ross, I had the opportunity to shadow some doctors in Montreal, and that helped to confirm my decision. Right now, I'm leaning toward radiology, but I also have an interest in gastroenterology and internal medicine. My experience at Ross has been great. I've learned things I never would have if I had gone to a medical school in Canada. In Dominica, I was a member of the Salybia Mission Project (a nonprofit organization devoted to providing medical care to the indigenous population) and that experience taught me to appreciate the things we often take for granted in the US and Canada. But it also made me realize that if you put your mind to it, you can do a lot with a little and really make a difference in people's lives. It gave me a whole new perspective on healthcare. I grew up at Ross, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to become a doctor.”

Ross University med school alumnus Sheetal Anita Das Sheetal Anita Das, Michigan (Class of 2013)
“My grandfather was an ophthalmologist in World War II, and hearing him tell stories of what it was like to be a doctor during the war really sparked my interest and made me want to follow in his footsteps. I'm in the PAcE (Progressive Academic Education) program at Ross, and the fact that we can use MediaSite an online site where all recorded lectures from Ross University can be viewed to review each and every lecture has been very helpful to me. One of the main reasons why I chose to come to Ross was because of the positive feedback I received from physicians in the US. Everyone I spoke with had great things to say about Ross grads, and those word-of-mouth testimonials served to show me what a good track record the School had more than anything else.”