Accreditation & Approvals
Ross University School of Medicine Accreditation
Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) and has four individual state approvals in the United States.
United States Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education, one of the organizations that recognizes accredited medical schools through its National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), has determined that the medical school accreditation standards employed by CAAM-HP are comparable with those used to evaluate programs leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in the United States by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Because RUSM is thus accredited, its students are eligible to participate in the U.S. Federal Direct Student Loan Program.
Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
Ross University School of Medicine is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org).
CAAM-HP is the legally constituted body established in 2003 under the aegis of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), empowered to determine and prescribe standards and to accredit programs of medical, dental, veterinary and other health professions education on behalf of the contracting parties in CARICOM.
Accreditation by CAAM-HP is a rigorous, peer review process which examines all aspects of a medical program. The CAAM-HP board, an independent and autonomous body of professionals, only certifies medical schools which are operating at the highest levels of industry standards.
Through this accreditation, the CAAM-HP provides assurance to medical students, graduates, the medical profession, healthcare institutions, and the public that programs leading to qualifications in medicine meet appropriate national and international standards for educational quality, and that the graduates have a sufficiently complete and valid educational experience.
SOCIETY FOR SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE (SSH)
Ross University School of Medicine’s Simulation Institute is an accredited medical school, determined by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH, www.ssih.org) in the areas of Teaching/Education, since November 2013.
Ross University School of Medicine Approvals
U.S. State-Level Recognition
- California: The state has reviewed the University’s academic program and found it acceptable, allowing the licensure of graduates from Ross University School of Medicine.
- New York: The state has approved the University’s educational program, allowing Ross University School of Medicine students to complete clinical training and residencies at hospitals throughout the state.
- New Jersey: The state has approved the University’s medical education program, permitting students to complete their clinical training at approved teaching hospitals in the state.
- Florida: The state has reviewed the University, and it is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.
Have any questions about Ross University School of Medicine’s status as an accredited medical school? Contact our Admissions Team.