TRANSFERRING MEDICAL SCHOOLS
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 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 Ross University transfer may be the right decision for your educational needs. Our experienced staff can guide you through the medical school transfer process.
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 your 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 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 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.
CONTACT TRANSFER ADVISOR
Ross is accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). Accreditation by CAAM-HP is a rigorous, peer review process which examines all aspects of a medical program. The CAAM-HP board, an independent and autonomous body of professionals, only certifies medical schools that are operating at the highest levels of educational standards. View our accreditation and program recognition page for more information.
TALK TO ADMISSIONS
If you have a question about starting your medical education at Ross University School of Medicine, please contact a member of our Admissions staff.
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
Medical school tuition can be a lot, 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.
START YOUR APPLICATION
Ready to apply to Ross University School of Medicine to earn your Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree? RUSM offers 5 easy ways to start or complete your application.