This new designation allows RUSM to provide several AHA training courses, including basic life support, first aid and advance cardiovascular life support. Students and junior faculty at the satellite campus in St. Kitts will be the first to receive training during the next two months and then the university will look for opportunities to train the health sector.

A RUSM Heart Walk 2018 will be hosted in St. Kitts later this month. The walk will aim to bring greater visibility to conditions like heart disease and stroke and encourage the local community to adopt behaviors that will prevent such illnesses.

Basic action that anyone can take to help prevent heart disease includes:

·         Maintaining a healthy diet

·         Exercising regularly

·         Learning the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke

For more detailed information on how to maintain a healthy heart, visit

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.