Medical School for Canadian Applicants

Ross Med’s MD program allows eligible Canadian students to follow their calling and pursue their dream of becoming a physician.

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Study Abroad. Hands-On from the Start.

Our rigorous U.S.-modeled curriculum, unique location, and cross-cultural experiences allow you to grow into a medical leader with a global mindset, and the skills needed to practice in diverse patient care environments across Canada and the U.S. Join a strong network of nearly 1,000 Canadian alumni.

Our Curriculum

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Medical Sciences

Our Medical Sciences program is closely modeled after U.S. curriculums, integrating clinical skills training, standardized patient cases, small-group learning, and other clinically relevant activities. You will learn to think like a doctor early in your medical school experience, and which better prepares you for medical licensing exams.

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Clinical Rotations

Ross Med works with you to secure clinical rotations across the U.S. Our clinical curriculum is comprised of 90 weeks of clinical rotations that include 48 weeks of core clerkships and 42 weeks of electives. We will work closely with you to understand the process and help identify affiliate teaching hospitals that may align best with your career goals. 

Clinical Rotations in Canada

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) is now allowing international students to apply for clinical electives. As a part of this initiative, Ross Med has a visiting elective student agreement with the University of Toronto, which allows our Canadian students to apply to undertake select elective rotations at the University of Toronto beginning in Year 4 of our MD curriculum.

Residency and Licensure

Institutions and Types of Residencies
InstitutionResidency Type
Dalhousie UniversityCardiac Surgery
Family Medicine
McMaster UniversityEmergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Memorial University
of Newfoundland 
Anatomical Pathology
Northern Ontario 
School of Medicine
Family Medicine
University of AlbertaFamily Medicine
University of 
British Columbia
Family Medicine
University of CalgaryFamily Medicine
University of 
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine 
General Surgery
University of
Family Medicine
General Surgery
Western UniversityFamily Medicine
Internal Medicine

Canadian Scholarships*

Canadian Scholars Award

$100,000 off your tuition, equally distributed over 10 semesters beginning with Semester 1. Automatically awarded to those who meet eligibility requirements. Can be awarded alongside other scholarships and grants, including the Canadian Housing Grant.

Canadian Housing Grant

This grant pays for a maximum of five medical science semesters in Ross Med Housing at Coverley (Tier 1-4). Automatically awarded to those who meet eligibility requirements. Can be awarded alongside other scholarships and grants, including the Canadian Scholars Award.

*Available to those who apply and qualify. The RUSM Scholarship Committee will review the qualifications of each applicant. Award recipients must meet the criteria for admission to RUSM, submit an application for admission, and meet the specific criteria set for each scholarship award. Students may also be required to meet additional requirements.

Additional Resources

Personalized Learning and Supports

Ross Med offers a continuum of holistic student supports and personalized learning designed with your success in mind:

  • Personalized academic and wellness resources
  • One-on-one coaching, workshops, and peer tutoring
  • Academic advising and United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step exams prep
  • Transition assistance to Clinical Sciences, graduation, and residency
  • Immigration preparation beginning in Semester 1
  • Student Affairs, Student Finance Advisors, Registrar, Care and Counseling team

We’re accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, As a Ross Med graduate, you’ll be eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG®) certification and can apply for Canadian and U.S. residencies and licensure. 

Financial Aid

Our dedicated financial aid team can help. We are happy to answer your questions.

Phone: 732-509-3051


Canadian Student Society

The Canadian Student Society offers important information, such as exam preparation, visa requirements, and peer advisement on rotations, to Canadian medical students wishing to practice medicine in Canada as well as provide complimentary workshops to any member of the RUSM community. 

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