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Ross University School of Medicine -
Medical School Information

Ross University School of Medicine, founded in 1978, is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the US healthcare system. Ross has more than 15,000+ alumni who are practicing in the United States and Canada.

Ross University School of Medicine Facts


The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become competent and caring physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.

At Ross University School of Medicine, we believe accessible medicine starts with accessible medical education. Our mission is to educate and empower a truly diverse and dedicated population of students who are determined to make an undeniable impact on the communities they serve.

Ross is also proud to fulfill a social mission by educating doctors who practice primary care, work in medically underserved areas, and are more representative overall of the communities in which they serve.

Ross University School of Medicine has been providing students with the foundation they need to pursue successful careers in medicine for over 40 years.

Founding Year



Approximately 3,000 students; 98 percent are US or Canadian residents/permanent citizens. 

Ross enrolls the highest percentage of students annually from these states:


15,000+ who practice in the U.S. and Canada.



Barbados, West Indies    
Basic Sciences Campus

Miramar, Florida, USA
Office of the Dean and other Administrative Offices

Note: Core clinical clerkships are located at US-affiliated teaching hospitals. 

Program Of Study

Students earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree upon successfully completing the basic sciences curriculum on the campus in Barbados, followed by core and elective clinical rotations at affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States. There are options to complete rotations in Canada.

You will spend approximately 20 months or 75 weeks on our Barbados campus. Study modules are spaced out over five semesters, and the curriculum includes integrated study breaks to encourage and manage knowledge acquisition. You will complete the same coursework as students undergoing the standard accelerated curriculum.


Ross is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).


Graduates are eligible for licensure to practice throughout the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.


Ross Med enrolls three new student cohorts each year, in January, May, and September. Candidates are selected on the basis of undergraduate academic achievement, performance on the Medical College Admissions Test, additional life experience, and general maturity, readiness, and dedication to success in medical school.

In Academic Year 2019-2020:

  • 84.7% of admitted students were between the age of 22-29 years old at the beginning of the program. Of these, 52% of students were female, and 48% were male.
  • Students were from a diverse group of racial and ethnic backgrounds and citizenship status:
    • 25% Asian
    • 28% White, Non-Hispanic
    • 17% Black or African-American
    • 8% Hispanic
    • 3% Two or More Races
    • 27% Unknown
    • 86% US citizen
    • 5% Permanent Resident
    • 8% Canadian
  • Graduates achieved a 95.2% First-Time Residency Rate.
  • 597 RUSM current and former graduates attained residencies in 24 disciplines:
  • 36% Internal Medicine • 31% Family Medicine • 6% Emergency Medicine • 4% Psychiatry • 4% General Surgery • 4% Pediatrics • 3% Surgery-Preliminary • 3% Transitional • 2% Anesthesiology • 2% Medicine-Preliminary • 2% Obstetrics-Gynecology • 4% Other
Faculty Profile

More than 45 members of faculty are full-time, all of whom have a MD, PhD, or equivalent.


Ross is part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). A Board of Trustees, including the Former Surgeon General to the United States Richard Carmona, provides oversight.


You can find our tuition & fees schedule here.

*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.