The Ross Med Curriculum

The Ross University School of Medicine curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire and master basic sciences concepts and prepare to integrate knowledge of these concepts into clinical care.

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The curriculum at Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) is designed to help you master medical sciences concepts as you apply them in real-world settings—so you’re prepared for success as you complete your United States Medical Licensing Exam® (USMLE®) and medical school residency.

First, you’ll build an academic foundation through our Medical Sciences curriculum as you apply classroom learning to patient simulations and community health visits. Then, you’ll dive deep into practicing medicine through your Clinical Education rotations.



Ross University School of Medicine's first-time residency attainment rate for 2022-23 graduates.1



Ross Med graduates attained residencies in 2023.



Ross Med students' five-year cumulative USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate.2

1First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.

2First-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 2017-2021. 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.

Curriculum Timeline

Curriculum Timeline

Program Objectives and Competencies

Ross Med prepares you for practice in the modern, ever-changing health care environment by extending the six core competencies of ACGME through all four years of training.


Things to Know About RUSM's Doctor of Medicine Curriculum


North America Preparation 

Our curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to practice in the United States and Canada, where most of our students originate and plan to return for practice.

Basic Sciences Curriculum 

Our basic sciences curriculum, called Medical Sciences, is an organ systems-based curriculum that organizes the teaching of medicine by systems within the body, like the digestive or respiratory systems. This approach, which mirrors how medicine is actually practiced, gives you a big picture look at the physiological, anatomical, and biochemical processes of an organ system all at once.

RUSM's Mission for Student Success 

RUSM offers an MD Program designed to further cultivate success, provide support, and empower you to advance through Medical Sciences at a pace that aligns with your personal study needs. Learn more by reading the Academic Catalog

Simulation Institute

Ross University School of Medicine Simulation Institute provides a multifaceted and immersive learning environment, fostering the development of competent and compassionate physicians. Our emphasis on practical skills, patient-centered care, and immediate, constructive feedback equips you with the essential skills and experience to provide safe and effective patient care of the highest quality.

Throughout rotations, I realized the school had done a great job preparing us for the rotations in our clinical skills, also our knowledge base. That really prepared me and helped make me better, not only a better medical student, but also a better resident and doctor for the future.
Ryan AzarkhailClass of 2023
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Transfer Your Credits to Ross Med

Wondering if you can transfer to Ross Med? We accept transfer students from diverse educational backgrounds into both our medical sciences and clinical education curriculums.

The Ross Med curriculum provides the convenience of single-location clinical tracks, allowing you to remain in one geographic location for the duration of your clinical clerkship rotations. You’ll stay on schedule and be prepared for residency success when you transfer into our clinical education program.