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Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

Student FAQs

What is MERP?

The Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) is a 15-week medical school preparatory program focused on preparing aspiring medical students for success in medical school. MERP is offered to students who have been granted conditional acceptance to Ross University School of Medicine.

What Happens if You Do Not Pass the MERP Program?

Students who do not pass MERP will not be matriculated into RUSM. However, students who do not successfully complete the program will receive a refund of tuition.*


If you have a question about starting your medical education at Ross University School of Medicine, please contact a member of our Admissions staff.


Medical school tuition can seem like a lot of money, but medical school is a major investment in your future. To help offset the cost, scholarships and financial aid are available to eligible students.


RUSM offers a variety of scholarships and a number of resources on how to earn a scholarship to med school, which can help aspiring doctors offset the cost of their medical education.


Ready to apply to Ross University School of Medicine to earn your Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree? RUSM offers five easy ways to start or complete your application.