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Each year, Ross University School of Medicine welcomes students from states across the US, including Illinois, to medical school. Take a look at the facts and figures below to learn about how Ross connects with your home state.

Illinois by the Numbers

  • About 5% of Ross students are from Illinois.
  • According to the 2015 AAMC Physician Databook, 31% of Illinois’ active physicians graduated from an international medical school, ranking it 4th in the US.


Ross Clinical Affiliates in Illinois


Residency Information

In 2017, 660 Current and former Ross graduates attained residencies in 15 disciplines. That same year, more than 40 Ross students earned residency positions in numerous quality Illinois hospitals/teaching facilities, including:

  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Chicago


Where Do Our Illinois Students Come From?

From which schools did most of our Illinois-area students graduate? See the top five below.

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Loyola University
  • Benedictine University
  • Northwestern University


Did You Know?

  • Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, dean emeritus of Ross, grew up in downstate Illinois. And before he became dean of Ross, he was dean at University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM), one of the largest medical schools in the United States.

Meet Some Grads from Illinois


    Radiology resident at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

    "For those of us with so-called disabilities, if you persevere long enough, eventually your weakness will become your strength."


    Family medicine practitioner at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL

    "I want people to work with me to develop treatment plans and lifestyle changes to optimize their health. I enjoy getting to know my patients and educating them about all aspects of healthcare."

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