Ross University School of Medicine Achieves High Marks on USMLE Step 1


Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) students achieved a 97 percent first-time pass rate on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam® (USMLE) in 2013, according to the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Once again RUSM’s performance on USMLE Step 1 matched United States and Canadian medical schools.

“Ross University School of Medicine has a track record of educating resilient and determined medical school students to become sought-after physicians. That starts with the rigorous education they receive in our basic sciences curriculum,” said Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, dean and chancellor. “Our academic approach, combining high-tech learning experiences with close faculty-student interaction, can not only prepares students to excel on the board exams, but in clinical training as well.” 

Graduates of international medical schools are required to take and pass USMLE in order to practice in the United States. The Step 1 exam is designed to assess medical school students’ knowledge of the basic science foundation of clinical practice.