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MD Degree

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

  • A rigorous, hands-on, medical education
  • Expert faculty whose sole focus is on teaching
  • A global health perspective that other medical programs can only offer as short-term electives

Our distinguished faculty are at the forefront of their fields and become essential partners in our students’ development. RUSM is committed to providing our students with a range of global medical opportunities that can enable them to develop the kinds of life and professional skills that can make them stand out in residency, and beyond.

Students at Match Madness 2018
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.