We invite our community to celebrate Research Day with us on January 22nd, 2021; where we will be exploring the theme "Cultivating Physician-Scientists."

Keynote Speakers 

Pediatricians with Research Interests in Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases Making Impacts in Diversity and Global Medicine

Juliet Daniel

DR. Juliet Daniel, PhD

Professor of Biology McMaster University

"Adventures of a Barbadian in Cancer Research and the Ivory Tower of Academia”

Elijah Paintsil


Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Yale School of Medicine; Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health

"The making of a physician-scientist: Mitochondrion the master of the orchestra”

Virtual Poster Presentation Session

Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations open until Jan 1st, 2021. 

Prizes will be awarded for Best Poster Presentations.

RUSM Poster Presentation PowerPoint Landscape Template can be located here, and the Portrait Template here.

Oral Presentation Session

A selection of submitted abstracts will be chosen for Oral Presentation. Prizes will be awarded for best Oral Presentations.


Registration is required to attend this event, To register click here.


In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2022-2023, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 98% 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 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.