HBCU & HSI Partnerships
Our partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) provide opportunities for exceptional students from diverse communities.
Learn more about Ross Med's Access and Inclusion in Medicine (AIM) scholar program for high-performing students from our HBCU and HSI partners.
Milena V. Garcia, MPH, MS
Associate Director – Student and University Partnerships
HBCU & HSI Partnerships
Diversity in Admissions: The Access and Inclusion in Medicine (AIM) Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of students from diverse backgrounds, to be successful medical graduates. This meaningful pathway program promotes equitable educational access for highly qualified Black and Latinx students with the fortitude to complete their medical degree through partnerships with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). While also, directly impacting underserved communities by decreasing the health disparities in the US. This is in line with Ross medical school's credo in striving for equity in healthcare through diversity and inclusion.
HBCU & HSI Partnership Benefits
MERP Tuition Scholarship: Offered to students who are admitted to the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP), or directly admitted students who opt to take MERP prior to beginning 1st semester.1 For more information and a list of available scholarships, visit our Scholarships page.
MCAT Application Deferment: Students are eligible to apply without an MCAT score and will be reviewed for the MERP program. Students will be required to successfully pass MERP and have an MCAT score reported (within required deadlines) prior to enrolling in first semester.
Flight & Lodging to Campus Visit: All accepted students will have the opportunity to visit Barbados to experience a day in the life of a Ross Med student. Ross Med will cover flights and lodging for the student and up to two guests.
1st Semester Scholarship: Offered to students who are directly admitted or successfully pass MERP. For more information and a list of available scholarships, visit our Scholarships page.
1st Semester Housing Scholarship: Scholarship will cover first semester housing at Coverley Village. Student may be eligible for the scholarship to be extended to second semester based on academic performance. For more information and a list of available scholarships, visit our Scholarships page.
Seat Deposit: All accepted students will have their seat deposit waived.
Flight to 1st Semester: All accepted students will receive a scholarship covering their roundtrip flight to attend the first semester.2*
1 MERP Tuition Scholarship covers the cost of MERP tuition only; administrative fees and other costs are not included.
2*To be eligible for HBCU & HSI Partnership benefits, you must be admitted to Ross University School of Medicine. Students who are residents of the state of New York must submit a Letter of intent in order to be eligible Students who are residents of the state of Florida are not eligible due to state regulations.
HBCU & HSI MOU Agreements
List of HBCU partners
- Albany State University
- Alcorn State University
- Bethune-Cookman University
- Charles R. Drew University
- Dillard University
- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
- Florida Memorial University
- Hampton University
- North Carolina Central University
- Oakwood University
- Tennessee State University
- Tuskegee University
List of HSI partners
- California State University, Dominguez Hills
- Fairleigh Dickinson University - all campuses
- Saint Peter's University
- Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
- University of Puerto Rico - all campuses
Support For AIM Scholars at Ross Med
- Direct contact & admissions support to answer all your application and admissions questions.
- Assigned New Student Coordinator to help with your acclimation to campus.
- Assigned a Ross medical school 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 admission to any of Ross medical school's three start dates during the year.
RUSM Student Organizations
- Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
- Latino Medical Students Association
- American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
- Jewish Medical Professional Association
- Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)
- Asian Pacific American Student Association (APAMSA)
- Christian Medical and Dental Association
- and more!
Checking the Pulse: RUSM Podcast
The Access and Inclusion in Medicine (AIM) Scholars Program focuses on increasing the number of students from diverse backgrounds, to be successful medical graduates. In this episode, we talk about our partnership with HBCUs and HSIs.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! In this episode, two current students and officers of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) share their experiences during the MD program.
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