CHICAGO –  June 29, 2022 – Three Adtalem Global Education institutions have entered a partnership with Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada, to help address a need for qualified veterinarians and medical doctors in Canada due to a critical shortage. Through the collaboration, Bishop’s University undergraduate students will be eligible for direct admission and scholarships at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM).

  • In 2019, an estimated 4.6 million Canadians do not have a regular primary care physician or family health-care team, which has spillover effects into other parts of the health-care system.i
  • According to the Canadian Veterinary Workforce Study, the Canadian veterinary workforce must grow at a rate of 3.5-4% annually to keep pace with veterinary demands.ii

“Adtalem Global Education is committed to opening up educational pathways for deserving and qualified students who aspire to help their communities,” said John Danaher, M.D., president of Adtalem Medical and Veterinary. “We are proud to partner with institutions like Bishop’s University who share a desire to innovate where students and communities can benefit.

Bishop’s University offers more than 100 programs of study. The partnership will connect qualified students with the three Adtalem universities that offer a high-quality international education experience in a collaborative community setting. Students benefit from immersive community health projects, clinical training in the Caribbean, United States and United Kingdom, and unique research-based initiatives.

Bishop’s University students interested in a career in medicine may consider AUC in Sint Maarten or RUSM in Barbados. Canadian residents are also eligible for AUC’s UK Track program in Preston, United Kingdom. Seven percent of the student population at AUC and RUSM come from Canada. Since 2012, 65 RUSM Canadian students have earned residencies across Canada, including surgery at the University of Toronto, family medicine at the University of British Columbia, pediatrics at McMaster University, and anesthesiology at the University of Manitoba Medicine.

“This partnership with Adtalem offers a great alternative for outstanding students who wish to pursue veterinary and medical studies outside of Canada,” explains Dr. Kerry Hull, Dean of Science at Bishop’s University. “This partnership highlights our commitment to student success both at Bishop’s and beyond.”

Adtalem institutions are dedicated to healthcare workforce solutions that actively partner with mission driven organizations to address future workforce needs, lift educational barriers, and empower career development. All three Adtalem institutions offer flexible start dates three times a year. Bishop’s University students are eligible to apply for the September 2022 semester.  

About Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University is a predominantly residential, undergraduate university. Our primary concern is offering students a quality education in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, and education. The residential aspect of our small size (2,900 full-time students) encourages students to immerse themselves in the complete Bishop’s experience.

About American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine 

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC School of Medicine) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1978, AUC School of Medicine has more than 7,500 graduates, many of whom work in primary care or underserved areas. AUC School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM, www.accredmed.org), which is the accreditor used by the country of Sint Maarten. For more information visit aucmed.edu, follow AUC School of Medicine on Twitter (@aucmed)Instagram (@aucmed_edu) and Facebook (@aucmed).

About Ross University School of Medicine 

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1978 and located in Barbados, RUSM has more than 15,000 alumni and is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians. RUSM is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). For more information, please visit medical.rossu.edu and follow RUSM on Twitter (@RossMedSchool)Instagram (@rossmedschool) and Facebook (@RossMedSchool).

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1982 and located in St. Kitts, RUSVM is committed to preparing veterinary leaders who will advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative). The university’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE). For more information visit  http://veterinary.rossu.edu and follow RUSVM on Twitter (@RossVetSchool), LinkedIn, Instagram (@rossvetschool) and Facebook (@RossVetSchool). 

About Adtalem Global Education 

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) is a leading healthcare educator and provider of professional talent to the healthcare industry. With a dedicated focus on driving strong outcomes that increase workforce preparedness, Adtalem empowers a diverse learner population to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to their communities. Adtalem is the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University. Adtalem and its institutions have more than 10,000 employees and a network of more than 275,000 alumni. Adtalem was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021 by Newsweek, and one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2021 and 2022 by Forbes. Follow Adtalem on Twitter @adtalemglobal, LinkedIn or visit Adtalem.com for more information.


Adtalem Media Contact:
Rosalind D’Eugenio
Rosalind.DEugenio@adtalem.com

AUC/RUSM/RUSVM Media Contact:
Susan Flower
Susan.Flower@adtalem.com


i Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. 2020 CVMA Workforce Study. Can Vet J. 2020;61:821–828. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-625-x/2020001/article/00004-eng.htm

ii "2020 CVMA Workforce Study | Canadian Veterinary Medical Association." https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/veterinary-resources/business-management/2020-cvma-workforce-study/.

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2021-2022, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 96% first-time residency attainment rate* thus far. Located on the island of Barbados and with a network of more than 15,000 alumni, RUSM is one of the largest providers of doctors for the U.S. healthcare system. RUSM graduates practice in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2022-23 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the 2022 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.