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.
Med School Accreditations
As a Ross Med graduate, you’ll be eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) certification and can apply for U.S. and Canadian residencies and licensure.
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 Ross Med is thus accredited, its students are eligible to participate in the U.S. Federal Direct Student Loan Program and are eligible to apply for residency and licensure in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico upon graduation.
Ross University School of Medicine’s Simulation Institute is accredited 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 graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
New York, New Jersey, California, and Florida require institutional review and state approval, or licensure, prior to conducting clinical clerkships. Approval by the Medical Board of California is also necessary for physician licensure in that state. Many other states defer to California’s approval for the purpose of licensure. Review more details on these approvals below.
- California: The state has reviewed Ross University School of Medicine’s academic program and found it acceptable, allowing the licensure of graduates from Ross Med.
- New York: The state has approved Ross University School of Medicine’s educational program, allowing Ross Med students to complete clinical training and residencies at hospitals throughout the state.
- New Jersey: The state has approved Ross University School of Medicine’s medical education program, permitting students to complete their clinical training at approved teaching hospitals in the state.
- Florida: The state has reviewed Ross University School of Medicine, 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.