MEDICAL SCHOOL TRANSFER PROCESS
Students already enrolled in a preclinical program at another medical school who wish to transfer to RUSM may be considered for admission into RUSM's first semester. Our basic sciences curriculum is taught by experienced faculty and features an integrated curriculum with highly advanced technology applications.
Students who have completed an allopathic preclinical curriculum may be considered for admission into RUSM's clinical curriculum. RUSM provides the convenience of single-location clinical tracks where students can remain in the same geographic location for all 44 weeks. With enough seats for all of our qualified students, our clinical curriculum keeps them on schedule and prepared for residency success. Note: At this time, clinical transfers are temporarily on hold.
To enroll in basic sciences or clinical curricula, you’ll need to meet all general requirements for admission.
Each transfer applicant is unique. Contact the Office of Admissions at Admissions@rossu.edu or call 855-MDROSSU (855-637-6778) to discuss your personal medical school situation and begin the process.
- A completed RUSM application.
- Official transcript(s) from each college and/or professional school attended.
- A minimum of three official letters of recommendation:
- At least one academic letter from a pre-medical professor acquainted with the applicant’s academic ability or a recommendation from a college pre-health advisory committee.
- A second academic letter or reference from a physician acquainted with the applicant’s healthcare work experience, if applicable. The second letter may also be a character reference from an employer or volunteer activity.
- Transfer Students ONLY: A Dean’s Letter from medical school attended
- All letters must be on appropriate letterhead with contact information included and sent directly from the recommending party to the Ross Admissions Office.
- Note: Letters of recommendation are confidential and become the property of Ross University School of Medicine.
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores
- Personal Statement
- CV/Resume (highly recommended) detailing clinical and medical related experiences
- Passing score (210 minimum) on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 1 on the first attempt (clinical transfers only)
Note: Students who transfer medical schools cannot be given credit for incomplete or failed courses (including courses with a “D” grade) or for courses taken more than four years prior to the time the applicant is accepted for enrollment.
CONTACT TRANSFER ADVISOR
MEDICAL SCHOOL TRANSFER FAQ
Yes, it is possible to transfer medical schools. If you’re interested in transferring to RUSM, please fill out the contact form above for more information.
Cumulative GPA and GPA in required pre-medical coursework may be included in the admissions review process. However, RUSM evaluates medical school transfer students based on several factors, not just their GPA.
It is not easier to get admitted to RUSM as a transfer student. In fact, transfer students are required to submit additional information upon application. All transfer students must submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation - first-time medical school students only need to submit two. Additional application requirements are detailed above.
Ross University School of Medicine is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org). View our accreditation and program recognition page for more information.