Doctor of Medicine Degree

If you’re ready to learn the practice of medicine—the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to make a meaningful healthcare impact in the U.S., Canada or abroad—you belong at Ross Med.

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Program Overview

Immerse yourself in Ross Med's Medical Sciences coursework and labs, and gain hands-on experiences alongside physicians across Barbados. Then, seamlessly transition to the U.S. for clinical rotations at our affiliated teaching hospitals.

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Accredited Education

The Ross Med curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to practice in the U.S. and Canada and attain U.S. and Canadian residencies and licensure.

Flexible Start Dates

Three flexible start dates—January, May, and September for all cohorts.

Hands-on Teaching

A rigorous education with early hands-on experiences in the community.

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I'm a Career Changer

We’ve accepted students from both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Start your journey to becoming an MD.

I'm a Canadian Applicant

Canadian students are eligible for residency training and practice in Canada and the US.

I'm a Transfer Applicant

Ross Med will consider admitted students with experience from other medical school programs.

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Residency Match

Ross Med provides the prerequisite clinical training and interview prep to fully prepare each student for future residencies. Our students have matched all over the U.S., Canada, and beyond. See how far a Ross Med education can take you.


Ross University School of Medicine's first-time residency attainment rate for 2023-2024 graduates.1


RUSM Graduates Attained Residences in 2024

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Medical Disciplines


RUSM student’s five-year cumulative USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate 2


Ross University school of medicine has 28 affiliation agreements with hospital systems in 9 states, as well as the District of Columbia. ​

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1 First-time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2024-25 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2023-24 who were active applicants in the 2024 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.
2 First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step 1 exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was in 2019-2023. In order to sit for the USMLE Step 1 exam students must successfully complete the Medical Sciences curriculum and earn a satisfactory score on the NBME CBSE exam as listed in the student handbook.

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Ross Med has the tools to get you working with patients in weeks, not months.

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What Ross has that makes it so special—that other Caribbean schools don’t have—is that we have a very strong community here. When one person struggles, we all struggle; we feel what other people feel. We’re all in this together.
Dana Abossi,Ross Med Canadian Student
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Why Ross Med?

15,000+ Alumni Network

Follow in the footsteps of our alumni. Ross Med graduates are practicing throughout all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Clinical Experiences 

Your clinical experiences can be completed at one or more of our affiliate teaching hospitals across the U.S. All core rotations can be done in a single location if desired. 

Flexible Start Dates

Three flexible start dates—January, May, and September—give you the freedom to start medical school when it’s right for you.