Transferring 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.
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 students make the choice of transferring medical schools, including cost, curriculum, better degree programs, more accessible faculty, campus experience or because a school is a better academic fit. All of your motivations should be evaluated carefully when you decide to switch schools.
Transferring medical schools is a big decision, and you’ll want to 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 process of transferring medical schools.
Ross University School of Medicine 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 institution’s requirements.
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 Ross' first semester. Our basic sciences curriculum is taught by experienced faculty and utilizes an integrated curriculum and highly advanced technology. You’ll have the support of the ROSS student support model to provide you the answers and resources necessary to succeed.
Students who have completed an allopathic preclinical curriculum may be considered for admission into Ross' 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.
To enroll in Ross' basic sciences or clinical curricula, you’ll need to meet all general requirements for admission.
Each transfer applicant is unique, so please reach out to Transfer Admissions Advisor Angie-Lee Korkmaz, at [email protected] or call 855-MDROSSU (855-637-6778) to discuss your personal medical school situation and begin the process.
An official transcript of your academic record should be sent to our Office of Admissions from the medical school you are currently attending. This should include all MCAT scores and grades in prerequisite courses.
Dean’s Letter from previous institution
Present evidence of completion of courses, or the equivalent, at an accredited medical school comparable to those offered in the preclinical curriculum at Ross (clinical transfers only)
Passing score (210 minimum) on the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 1 on the first attempt (clinical transfers only)
Note: Students who are transferring 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.