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We combine medical science, clinical training and soft skills support in an educational environment that keeps learning relevant, contemporary and competitive. Plus, with our deep network of healthcare institutions, Ross grads are able to secure residency matches at top tier hospitals across the United States and Canada.
WE BELIEVE ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL CARE STARTS WITH ACCESSIBLE MEDICAL EDUCATION
Our mission is to educate and provide opportunity to a truly diverse and dedicated population of students who are determined to make an undeniable impact on the communities they serve. RUSM offers resources on how to apply for medical school and a variety of scholarships to help aspiring doctors offset the cost of their medical education.
Review the admissions requirements for details on how to apply for medical school, including what you will need to complete your application. You will find more details on our application checklist:
- A completed Ross application.
- Official transcript(s) from each college and/or professional school attended.
- At least two official letters of recommendation,
- Medical College Admission Test scores.
- Official report of scores from the TOEFL, if applicable.
- A passport sized-photo (optional).
When do you apply for medical school? Ross University School of Medicine admits students three times a year, in January, May, and September. This means that you aren't locked into a September start as you would be at many traditional medical schools. Instead, you have the freedom to start medical school when it feels right to you.
Applicants must take the MCAT to be considered for admission to RUSM. Research shows that the MCAT can be a reliable predictor of your potential success, both as a medical school student and as a physician. The exam tests your ability to translate fundamental medical school concepts into courses of action in real-world patient cases, and RUSM looks at your MCAT performance very closely when making a decision on your candidacy.
Keep in mind that RUSM considers the MCAT exam in concert with many other factors. You can get a better idea of your potential candidacy to RUSM by sending an email to an admissions colleague to discuss your personal situation.
Seat Deposit: After a student is accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve a seat in the class. This deposit will be applied to tuition costs.
- Initial Seat Deposit ($500): An initial deposit of $500 must be made within two weeks of acceptance to reserve a seat in the class.
- Final Seat Deposit ($500): A second seat deposit of $500 is required four months prior to enrollment.
- Deposit deadlines will change if acceptance is granted within four months of the term.
All fees are listed in US currency and must be paid in US dollars. All checks must be drawn from US banks. Click here to pay your seat deposit online.
Please note: If either seat deposit is not received by the deadline, the seat for the term will be forfeited.
Applying to Medical School - FAQs
You can apply to Ross University School of Medicine by filling out our internal application at www.medical.rossu.edu or by submitting your AMCAS, AACOMAS, or TMDSAS application.
Ross University School of Medicine operates on rolling admissions. Medical school applicants are welcome to apply up to a year in advance. However, all pre-requisite courses should be completed and MCAT scores available prior to the start of their intended semester.
Ross University School of Medicine does not have an application fee.
As medical school admissions criteria may vary slightly, it is important for applicants to become knowledgeable about each institution’s requirements prior to submitting an application and apply to those programs that best matches their credentials.
Though applying to multiple schools of medicine may increase your chances of admission, applying to too many schools may lead to feeling overwhelmed due to various requirements, deadlines and financial burden. Applicants should apply to the number of schools they can comfortably undertake without diminishing the quality of their application.
You may apply to Ross University School of Medicine while preparing to take the MCAT exam. Our Admissions Coordinators will work with applicants to complete the rest of your application. However, MCAT scores must be available prior to the Admissions Committee’s review of the applicant’s file for admission.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from each college and/or professional school attended
- At least two letters of recommendation, at least one must be academic.
- MCAT test scores
- Personal Statement