About Ross University School of Medicine

Health systems serve the world best when they reflect more of the world. Since our founding in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) has been providing students with the foundation they need to pursue successful careers in medicine.

Ross University School of Medicine campus in Barbados

We Set You Up For Success

The Ross Med curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to practice in the U.S. and Canada. You bring the passion, effort, and commitment. We’ll provide the opportunities, structure, and support.



Ross Med student’s five-year cumulative USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate1


First-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates.2

1 First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was in 2019-2023. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum and earn a satisfactory score on the NBME CBSE exam as listed in the student handbook.

2 First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2024-25 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2023-24 who were active applicants in the 2024 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

A Vibrant Campus on Barbados


RUSM Campus

Ross Med’s campus is located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados, where as a Ross Med student, you’ll be immersed in this vibrant community as you complete your medical sciences curriculum during your first two years of medical school.


Get to Know Ross Med

Facts and Figures

Get to know Ross Med. Explore a bit more about what makes us different.

Why Ross?

Learn why students choose Ross University School of Medicine.


Learn more about medical school, Ross Med’s program, and our admission process.

Join a proudly accredited institution

Ross is accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority or Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).


Supporting all Students

Fostering a Diverse and Supportive Community

As an institution, Ross Med seeks to increase access to medical education for people from a variety of backgrounds—because when our healthcare professionals reflect the diversity of the communities they care for, our healthcare systems become more innovative and compassionate.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ross Med is committed to addressing racism and bias in sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, and gender in the fight for social justice.

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Student Disability Services

Ross Med is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. Learn more about our accommodation process.

Take The Next Step


Attend a Webinar

We invite you to attend one of our enrollment events. Explore our MD program, learn about the admissions and interview process, etc.

Request More Information

Learn more about what it’s like to pursue your MD with Ross Med, from the curriculum and campus to island life and more.

Apply to Ross

Learn about the 3 easy steps to complete your Ross University School of Medicine application and start or continue your application.