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Ross Med MD Program Overview

When you graduate from medical school and earn your medical degree, you should feel prepared for residency. At Ross University School of Medicine, you can depend on: 

  • Three flexible start dates—January, May, and September—that give you the freedom to start medical school when it's right for you
  • A rigorous medical education with opportunities for early hands-on clinical experiences in the community
  • Accreditation that allows you the opportunity to become eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® certification and apply for U.S. residencies
  • A continuum of holistic student supports designed with your success in mind 
  • A diverse cross-cultural MD program experience with opportunities to practice medicine from a global health perspective

Ross Med equips you with the knowledge, skills, and values required to make a difference in a dynamic healthcare environment.

We are committed to helping you become a compassionate physician dedicated to improving the health and wellness of your patients and community you serve.

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Why Ross?

As you prepare for life as a doctor, your first question may be, which medical school should I attend for my MD degree? Here are the top reasons to choose RUSM.

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The RUSM Curriculum prepares medical school graduates to thrive in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of practicing medicine.

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MD/MPH Degree

RUSM has partnered with Chamberlain University College of Health Professions (Chamberlain) to offer a unique opportunity to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the same time as your MD degree.

What is an MD degree?

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is a professional graduate degree held by physicians and surgeons. Earning an MD degree should prepare medical school graduates to thrive in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of practicing medicine. Learn more about the RUSM Doctor of Medicine degree below.

Support for Student Success


Our faculty feature over fifty full-time Basic Sciences faculty members

Academic Support

RUSM offers students a support network that links every RUSM student with a team of advisors dedicated to their academic success

Residency Appointments

As of August 2022, RUSM has a 96% first-time residency attainment rate for 2021-2022 graduates. 


Curriculum Timeline

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Checking the Pulse: RUSM Podcast

RUSM Podcast Episode 1
MD Program Intro
Episode 1

Episode 1 "MD Program Introduction" Welcome to Ross University School of Medicine! In this medical school podcast episode is an introduction to our MD program, covering who we are, our timeline, location, curriculum, rotations and outcomes, like board pass rates and residency matches.

Episode 6: MD vs DO
MD vs DO
Episode 6

MD or DO? In this episode, one of our grads discusses the differences and similarities between a Medical Doctor and a Doctor of Osteopathy, and why she chose her path.