Medical School for International Applicants

Gain a Global Perspective At Ross University School of Medicine.

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An Accredited Caribbean Med School

At Ross Med, we give serious consideration to all international medical school candidates showing the potential to succeed in our Doctor of Medicine degree program. Join a diverse community of dedicated, caring faculty and students learning to practice medicine through a global lens.


Ross University School of Medicine's first-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates.*


Scholarships and grants valued at over $100 million (USD) have been awarded to students since 2020.


Join a network of more than 15,000 alumni practicing around the globe.

*First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2024-25 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2023-24 who were active applicants in the 2024 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

Where will you study?

Your pathway to licensure and practice medicine in the U.S.

Spend two years studying Medical Sciences on the island of Barbados, followed by access to clinical training opportunities at hospitals and health systems in the United States.

Our Curriculum

Medical Sciences Students
Medical Sciences

You will complete your five-semester Medical Sciences curriculum comprised of classroom learning and early hands-on experiences on our Barbados campus. Modeled after U.S. curricula, the program is designed to help you understand and address health and disease holistically.

Clinical Education Students
Clinical Educations

The successful completion of our Medical Sciences curriculum is followed by two years of Clinical Education at one or more of our affiliate hospitals in the U.S. During this time, you will participate with your affiliate school’s students in rotations, while remaining enrolled and graduating from Ross Med.

Clinical Transfer
Clinical Transfer

Ross Med offers opportunities for students to transfer into RUSM’s clinical curriculum. We can provide the convenience of single-location clinical tracks where you can remain in a single geographic location for the duration of your clinical clerkship rotations.

Join a proudly accredited institution

Ross is accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority or Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).


Explore Our Barbados Campus

Ross Med campus

Our global campus provides dynamic educational experiences and diverse learning opportunities for students from all backgrounds to develop their medical skills. Our campus facilities provide a safe, comfortable learning environment, with all of the amenities you’d find at home.

Application Requirements

Prerequisite Coursework

If you have completed your undergraduate studies in a country that has an educational system different from that of the United States or Canada, you will be evaluated on your merits but a completed pre-medical curriculum comparable to that completed by U.S. and Canadian students is one of the med school prerequisites for admission. Ross Med prerequisite courses must have been completed within 10 years of the desired semester start date. Not sure if your previous coursework meets the requirements?

Application Requirement Details

Personal Statement

A personal statement (750 words or less) is required as part of your application. Your personal statement gives us an idea of your skills, achievements, and motivation, which are important factors in assessing your application. You may use your AMCAS, AACOMAS, or TMDSAS personal statement.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit at least two letters of recommendation — one from a pre-medical professor acquainted with your academic ability or a recommendation from a college pre-health advisory committee. A second may be a letter of reference from a physician acquainted with your healthcare work experience or a character reference from an employer or volunteer activity. All letters must be on letterhead with contact information included and sent directly from the referee to our Admissions Office.

Ross University School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
10315 USA Today Way
Miramar, Florida, 33025

Transcript Evaluation

Applicants who have completed coursework in countries other than the United States and Canada must submit a foreign transcript evaluation.

Personal Interview

If your credentials are judged to be indicative of the potential for successful completion of the curriculum, you will be invited for an interview generally within two to four weeks after initial application materials have been received. Your interview helps us assess your overall personal and academic background, maturity, adaptability, character, aptitude, and most importantly, your motivation to become a physician. Interviews will be conducted virtually.


Additional Resources


Ross Med is establishing partnerships with US universities to create pathways to medical school for students who are not US citizens or permanent residents. Explore our opportunities.

Family and Friends

Ross Med has helped guide pre-medical and medical students from around the globe. If you're a family member or close friend of a pre-med or medical student, we’re here to help them through the medical school journey.

Student-Centered Education

Ross Med is invested in your success. From the time you apply through graduation, residency, and beyond, our goal is to ensure you have the academic and emotional support resources needed to achieve your goals.