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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 RUSM School of Medicine Transfer Requirements
  • 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.



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.


If you have a question about starting your medical education at Ross University School of Medicine, please contact a member of our Admissions staff.


Medical school tuition can seem like a lot of money, 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.


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