HBCU & HSI Partnerships
Ross University School of Medicine partners with America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) to offer preferred admissions for their uniquely high performing students into our MD program through our Access and Inclusion in Medicine (AIM) Scholar program.
MERP Tuition Scholarship: Offered to students who are admitted to the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) and directly admitted students who opt to take MERP prior to beginning 1st semester.
MCAT Application Waiver: Prospects are eligible to apply to without an MCAT and will be reviewed for the MERP program. Prospects will be required to successfully pass MERP and have an MCAT score reported (within required deadlines) prior to enrolling to 1st semester.
Flight & Lodging to Campus Visit: All accepted students will have the opportunity to visit Barbados and get to experience a day in the life of a RUSM Student. RUSM will cover flight and lodging for two nights and up to two guests. Enrollment Agreement required.*
1st Semester Scholarship: Offered to students who are directly admitted and successfully pass the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP).
1st Semester Housing Scholarship: Scholarship will cover 1st-semester housing and may be eligible for the scholarship to be extended to 2nd semester.
Flight to 1st Semester: All Accepted students will receive a scholarship covering their flight to attend the first semester.*
*To be eligible, you must be admitted to Ross University School of Medicine. Students who are residents of the state of New York must also have paid a seat deposit in order to be eligible. Students who are residents of the state of Florida are not eligible due to state regulations.
List of HBCU MOU Agreements
- Oakwood University
- Tuskegee University
- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
- Charles R. Drew University
- Dillard University
List of HSI MOU Agreements
Support For AIM Scholars at RUSM
- Direct contact & admissions support to answer all your application and admissions questions.
- Assigned New Student Coordinator to help with your acclimation to campus.
- Assigned Peer Mentor to assist in your transition to life as a medical school student.
- Access to the Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) to help develop your plan for your medical school success.
- Clubs and organizations to connect and share common and explore new interests.
- Students are eligible to apply for admissions to any of RUSM’s three start dates during the year.
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) today announced an agreement to establish joint education programs that are expected to increase the number of physicians practicing in under-resourced areas, including in California.