In 2019-2020, RUSM achieved a 92% First Time Residency pass rate and In 2020, 90.9% of RUSM students passed Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. With a network of 16,200+ alumni, Ross University School of Medicine is one of the largest provides of doctors to the entire U.S. healthcare system. Located on the island of Barbados, RUSM graduates practice in 954 counties, in all fifty states, and Puerto Rico.
An Important Rite of Passage & Tradition – RUSM White Coat Ceremony
The ceremony was held on both Knoxville and St. Kitts campuses and is a tradition for doctors-in training that began in Chicago nearly thirty years ago. During the event, students were donned their white coats by RUSM faculty and alumni —the garment traditionally worn by Doctors of Medicine - and recited the Hippocratic Oath in unison across both campuses.
As a part of RUSM celebration leading up to its 40th anniversary on June 23, the RUSM community paid homage to one of the first 11 students of RUSM that continued their medical education in Dominica in 1978. Dr. Hugo Romeu, MD, was a part of the ceremony and represented the class of 1980 by accepting an honorary alumni award on behalf of his class. He spoke of his memories in the late 70s in the early days of RUSM.
Additionally, Dr. Joseph Zito, MD ’07, who is currently the Vice Chairman and Associate Director of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine in Long Island, New York, served as the keynote speaker.
Watch the live stream video here and a hearty congrats to the class of 2022!