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ADMITTED STUDENTS

Congratulations on your admission to Ross University School of Medicine! We are very excited to provide you the opportunity to reach your goal of becoming a physician, and we enthusiastically congratulate you on this accomplishment. You will also work very closely with your assigned New Student Coordinator (NSC) as you prepare for your transition to RUSM.  Your NSC will be there to support you from start to finish and will answer any questions you have along the way. 

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White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is an exciting rite of passage or new medical students.  Your NSC will let you know the exact date of your White Coat Ceremony for your term. 

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Important Dates

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for important dates. Your NSC will confirm the appropriate travel dates with you.

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Before Arriving at RUSM

There are many things admitted students need to take care of before they arrive at RUSM. Use this page as a resource to double-check everything!

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Documents & Resources

Get nervous about forms? Want to make sure you aren't hasseld at customs? Find all of the forms and documents needed to begin your first semester at RUSM here. 

SUpport for Student Success

Academy for Teaching and Learning 

The ATL is committed to supporting and empowering our students to achieve their educational and career goals. The ATL provides this support through three connected areas: Student-Centered Programs, Faculty Development, and Medical Education Research and Scholarship

Pre-Matriculation Course

This complimentary course, delivered through Canvas, is meant to help. When you arrive in Barbados you’ll be better prepared for the island, you’ll have knowledge of the curriculum that awaits you, and you’ll also be equipped with resources to help you succeed at RUSM. New students will receive instructions on how to log in to the pre-matriculation course through Canvas before the course begins.

Connect

Student Ambassadors can answer your questions on all things RUSM (Housing, restaurants, packing, etc.).  Ambassadors are current students who are dedicated to providing support and guidance for incoming students. Assignments will be made approximately 4-6 weeks before the semester start. Recent RUSM grads are also great resources! If you would like to speak with one from your area, please let your NSC know!

 

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION & WEEK OF WELCOME

Upon arrival in Barbados, new students are greeted at the airport by professional staff from the Department of Housing. Students are transported with their luggage to RUSM Housing at the Villages of Coverley to settle in.  

During the Week of Welcome, there are optional shopping trips arranged, as well as social opportunities to tour the Island, visit beaches and restaurants to interact with fellow classmates. 

Academic check-in on campus is mandatory.  This date will be provided to you, and is generally the day before orientation begins. 
 

ORIENTATION SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES

Your NSC will send you an orientation schedule specific to your start term approximately 2 weeks before you arrive in Barbados.  You will have the ability to sign up for additional activities such as an Island tour and various shopping trips.  These trips are generally sponsored by RUSM or Student Government, but may require a deposit to hold your seat.

 


Meet the NSC Team

You will also work very closely with your assigned New Student Coordinator (NSC) as you prepare for your transition to RUSM.  Your NSC will be there to support you from start to finish and will answer any questions you have along the way. Please never hesitate to reach out to your New Student Coordinator with questions.

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Student Coordinator State(s)
Norma Serrano
nserrano@rossu.edu
AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, IN, KY, MN, WI, ND, SD, Canada and International
Jennifer Gray jgray@rossu.edu TX, OK, LA, OH, MI, MO, AR, KS, CO, NM, Canada and International
Maria Thompson Llamas Errar merrar@rossu.edu NY, NJ, NH, ME, VT, CT, DE, PA, RI, DC, ME, VA, MA, MD, Canada and International
Leslie Andersen landersen@rossu.edu IL, WV, IA, NE
Shari Goldstein sgoldstein@rossu.edu FL, GA, SC, NC, MS, AL, TN, Canada and International