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Parents Guide

Parents Guide

We’re excited that your son or daughter is thinking about applying to or enrolling in Ross University School of Medicine. Medical school is a major commitment—and for many who come to Ross, the pursuit of a medical degree is a family affair, with the student drawing inspiration and encouragement from their family back home.


Learn About Our Medical School

In these pages, we provide information about:

Student Success: Find out how Ross students perform and about how our medical school program is set up to help students succeed. This section covers curriculum, student support services, United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) performance, residency match performance, and more.

Tuition and Financial Aid: Explore options for offsetting the costs of a medical education. This section covers tuition and fees, applying for the U.S. Federal Direct Loan Program, our scholarship offerings, and more.

Life at Ross: Learn more about what it’s like to study medicine at Ross, including during the pre-clinical semesters in Barbados and when your child is back in the US for their clinical education. This section covers housing, shopping, transportation, safety/security policies, and more.

• How Parents Can Help: Wondering what you can do as a parent? Check this page for a handy list of resources to consult as you discuss attending Caribbean medical school with your son or daughter.

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Questions About Ross? We Have Answers

We encourage you, as parents of a potential medical school student, to explore these sections and find answers to your questions—or let us know what questions you have that we haven’t answered here. You can contact us at RUSMparents@rossu.edu anytime. To get you started, check out these four facts that address some of the most frequently asked questions about our school. What you’ll read might just surprise you!


  • Medical School Fact 1
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  • Medical School Fact 3
  • Medical School Fact 4

The Next Steps

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