Ross University School of Medicine and Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama Sign Affiliation Agreement


March 30, 2009—(North Brunswick, NJ)—Ross University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new affiliation agreement with the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama, which establishes Rand as the official affiliated teaching hospital of Ross University School of Medicine’s’ clinical education center in Freeport. All clinical activities completed by students will be performed under the supervision of physician faculty and other licensed and practicing physicians in The Bahamas.

The agreement will become effective in May 2009.

The 68-bed Rand Memorial Hospital was originally opened in 1969 as a private facility known as the Grand Bahama Clinic. This facility became a public hospital in 1971 and is now the primary healthcare center for the Freeport area. The Rand Memorial Hospital provides general acute care as well as full-time services in selected specialties including obstetrics and gynecology, nephrology, internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, pediatrics, psychiatry, emergency medicine, pathology, radiology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. Visiting specialists provide services in urology, infectious diseases, ear/nose and throat, orthopedics, and oncology.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Rand Memorial Hospital,” said Dr. Nancy Perri, vice president for academic affairs at Ross University. “This new affiliation will give Ross students the opportunity to take part in clinical activities with patients at the Rand Hospital and at a number of community clinics in Freeport.”

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. Located in Dominica, West Indies, the School of Medicine places more students into U.S. residencies than any other medical school in the world and has clinical education centers in Miami, FL, Saginaw, MI, and Freeport, Grand Bahama. The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts.

Ross University’s administrative offices are located in North Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Ross University, visit or call 732.509.4600/877.ROSS.EDU.