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Transferring Medical Schools

Transfer to Ross University School of Medicine

Your medical school education should be everything you dreamed it would be. The medical school you choose and your academic accomplishments can mean future success as a physician.

Can you transfer medical schools? Yes! But, transferring medical schools is a very personal decision. Making the right choice can allow you to excel and reach your dream of completing your medical education.

There are a variety of reasons that may make you choose to become a medical school transfer student, including cost, curriculum, better degree programs, more accessible faculty, campus experience or because a school is a better academic fit. All your motivations should be evaluated carefully while searching for medical schools that take transfer students. Don’t forget - it’s also important to choose a medical school that is accredited.  

Medical school transfer students should choose a school that has a rigorous curriculum, a commitment to diversity, high USMLE pass rates and competitive residency attainment rates. Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) admissions advisors can explain why a RUSM transfer may be the right decision for your educational needs. Our experienced staff can guide you through the medical school transfer process. 

RUSM will consider students who have experience in other medical school programs.  Course credits are not guaranteed to transfer. Acceptance of credits is subject to receiving your institution’s requirements

Medical School Transfer Process

Transferring to RUSM for Foundations of Medicine

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.

Transferring to RUSM for Clinical Rotations

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.

Getting Started

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.

General Ross University School of Medicine Transfer Requirements
  • A completed Ross Med 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 Med 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 specifically addressing why you are interested in transferring to Ross Med
  • CV/Resume (highly recommended) detailing clinical and medical related experiences
  • Passing score on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 1 (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 FAQs

Can I transfer from one medical school to another?

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. 

What GPA is needed to transfer from to RUSM?

 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.

Is it easier for transfer students to get admitted?

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.