Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Ross University School of Medicine, we exist because there are inequities in access to medical education and quality health care. We dream of a world where everyone has access to compassionate, supportive, and quality healthcare—and we believe that this is best achieved through educating and supporting a diverse healthcare workforce.

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Ross Med is Committed to Social Justice.

Ross Med is committed to addressing racism and bias in sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, and gender in the fight for social justice. We believe that inequities caused by racism constitute a public health crisis that must be addressed, and we support antiracist initiatives.

We support the broader inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized groups in education and in the medical field. Our TEACH values (Teamwork, Energy, Accountability, Community, and Heart) will be our guide as we embark on the first step in a long journey to achieve cultural diversity in medical care. We have the opportunity to train a diverse pool of medical students to become compassionate and patient-centric physicians who advance healthcare in local and global communities.

In order to ensure that we address our internal environment as well as align to address the external conditions that we can influence, we are making the following commitments.

Diversity in Admissions

Ross Med intentionally seeks to increase the number of students from diverse backgrounds who become successful medical graduates. To aid in this cause, we have the Access and Inclusion in Medicine (AIM) Scholars Program—a meaningful pathway program for Black and Latinx students at Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Find Your Community

Ross Med is a close-knit community of students and faculty from all over the globe. Our community embraces diversity and fosters an inclusive environment. Through student clubs and organizations, you can engage in professional development, service, and fun—and build a community of support and shared experiences.

Report Hate and Bias

Ross Med is a community where diversity is a valued, and incidents of hate and bias are not tolerated. We embody the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity, and cooperation. Learners or faculty who believe they’ve experienced or witnessed mistreatment are strongly encouraged to report it.

Making Excellence Inclusive

Ross Med and other Adtalem institutions are paving the way for a more diverse healthcare workforce. Not only do more MDs graduate from Adtalem institutions combined than any other U.S. medical school—Adtalem consistently graduating far more Black physicians than any other U.S. medical school.

This is supported by enrolling a diverse student body at Ross Med.

Gender Enrollment Data
2021-2022 Academic Year
Ethnicity Enrollment Data 
2021-2022 Academic Year

Nondiscrimination Policy

Ross University School of Medicine is committed to providing an education conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual and to maintaining an academic environment free of discrimination and harassment based on race, caste, surname, color, religion, national origin, sex (self-identified or perceived sex), gender, age (40 or older), ancestry, mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or parental status, (and any other legally protected classes in the relevant jurisdiction). Ross Med will not tolerate, condone, or allow discrimination or harassment, whether engaged in by fellow students, faculty members or non-faculty colleagues.

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