Ross University School of Medicine Students Post 96 Percent USMLE Step 1 First-Time Pass Rate To Date in 2012


MIRAMAR, Fla. - Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) today announced that RUSM students have achieved a 96 percent first-time pass rate on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) between January 1, 2012 and the end of September 2012, according to reporting by students.
“Our students’ performance on USMLE Step 1 meets or exceeds the rate achieved by students in U.S. medical schools,” said Dr. Joseph A. Flaherty, dean and chancellor of RUSM. “This is a great testament to the quality of our students and our program.”
USMLE Step 1 is designed to test the knowledge acquired during the basic science years of medical school. Graduates of international medical schools must take and pass USMLE if they want to practice in the United States. In 2011, the first-time pass rate for RUSM students was 95 percent, one percentage point higher than the rate for students in U.S. and Canadian medical schools reported in the National Board of Medical Examiners Annual Reports. Updated 2012 data on U.S. and Canadian schools is not yet available.
RUSM features an integrated organ systems-based basic science curriculum taught by faculty whose sole responsibility is the teaching and mentoring of medical students. Students build a strong foundation for USMLE Step 1 success during the four semesters spent on the School’s Dominica campus. There the students not only complete a rigorous, accelerated study in the basic sciences, but also learn in RUSM’s cutting-edge anatomy and medical imaging laboratory,  as well as a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills.

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