The Ross 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. The philosophy behind this approach is to prepare medical school graduates to thrive in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of practicing medicine.
Here are a few important things to know about the Ross medical school 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.
- Organ systems-based curriculum: Our basic sciences curriculum, called Foundations of Medicine, 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.
- Two curriculum tracks: Ross offers two tracks in the Foundations of Medicine Program: a four-semester accelerated track and a five-semester track. These curriculum options are designed to further cultivate student success and empower you to advance through Foundations of Medicine at a pace that aligns with your personal study needs.