Clinical Training Locations/ Ross Affiliated Hospitals/ Teaching Hospitals
Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) students perform clinical rotations at one or more of 27 affiliated agreements with hospital systems in nine states, as well as the District of Columbia. During clinical rotations, students are part of a medical team, led by an attending physician, that includes residents (doctors-in-training) and interns (first-year residents). Clinical training can be one of the most exciting—but also challenging and complex—periods of an RUSM student’s medical education experience.
RUSM Affiliated Hospitals
Single-location and/or elective clinical rotations are available for RUSM students in the following areas:
- Bakersfield - Kern Medical***
Kern Medical features a state-of-the-art Simulation Center, designed for those in the medical field to practice and enhance their experience, knowledge, and skills. Each year, more than 200 residents, fellows, and medical students enroll in Kern’s UCLA-affiliated training programs.
- Los Angeles - California Hospital Medical Center***
Located in downtown Los Angeles, the not-for-profit California Hospital Medical Center is known for its acute care center, extensive community benefit programs, and designation as a major teaching hospital.
- Danbury/Norwalk - Danbury Hospital*** and Norwalk Hospital***
Just an hour northeast of New York City, western Connecticut’s Danbury Hospital provides contemporary and comprehensive medical education and training.
On the northern shore of Long Island Sound, Norwalk Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care community teaching hospital in Norwalk’s Hospital Hill area.
- Bradenton - Manatee Memorial Hospital**
On Florida’s gulf coast, Manatee Memorial Hospital’s teaching faculty uses patient-based teaching, audience response systems in didactic conferences, and online teaching modules to assist in the learning process.
- Miami - Center for Haitian Studies***
In Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, the Center for Haitian Studies offers clinical clerkships in various medical specialties and subspecialties.
- Miami - Miami Beach Community Health Center*
Miami Beach Community Health Center is a fully integrated ambulatory care medical facility and teaching hospital.
- Miami - University of Miami Gordon Center**
The Gordon Center is known for its emphasis on skills training, interactive learning, and patient simulation through both technology and standardized patients.
- South Miami and Hialeah - Larkin Community Hospital***
The Medical Student Clerkship Program at Larkin Community Hospital provides students with educational and clinical training in numerous areas of medicine.
- Weston - Cleveland Clinic Florida***
The Cleveland Clinic, South Florida’s largest non-university, physician-graduate training center, offers the Medical Student Elective Rotation Program to teach students essential clinical and practical skills.
- Miami - Miami Rescue Mission***
A free clinic for the homeless, destitute, underinsured and uninsured community, offering access to physical exams, prescriptions, and a variety of related services.
- Chicago - Mount Sinai Hospital***
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center is a large treatment, training, and research center located on the west side of Chicago.
- Chicago - St. Anthony Hospital***
Saint Anthony Hospital is a non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to serving the health needs of Chicago's west and southwest sides.
- Baltimore - Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital***
Saint Agnes Hospital is a primary and specialty care teaching hospital in Baltimore’s Southwest District.
- Cheverly - UM Capital Region Medical Center***
Located in the heart of Prince George's County, the state-of-the-art regional medical center offers access to primary and ambulatory care services, and serves as a tertiary care center for critically ill patients.
- Silver Spring - Holy Cross Hospital***
Holy Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit teaching hospital caring for more than 36,000 inpatients each year.
- Pontiac - St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital***
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a community teaching hospital where the focus of instruction is on student learning and the environment is inviting and pressure-free.
- Southfield - Ascension Providence Hospital**
Ascension Providence Hospital has been ranked among the top 15 major teaching hospitals and one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States.
- Hoboken - Hoboken University Medical Center*
Located across the Hudson River from New York City, the Hoboken University Medical Center provides a complete educational experience for doctors in training.
- Paramus - Bergen New Bridge Regional Medical Center*
A completely renovated and refurbished satellite clinic, home to doctors providing cardiology, surgery, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology care in the greater Paterson, NJ area.
- Bronx, New York City - BronxCare Health System**
BronxCare is the largest voluntary, not-for-profit health and teaching hospital system serving the South and Central Bronx.
- Queens, New York City - Flushing Hospital Medical Center**
Flushing Hospital Medical Center, a not-for-profit teaching hospital, trains medical students in the areas of general dentistry, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery.
- Queens, New York City - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center***
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, a not-for-profit teaching hospital, offers clinical rotations in the pulmonary and sleep clinics, the medical intensive care unit, psychiatry, research, and various electives.
- Queens, New York City - St. John's Episcopal Hospital***
St. John's Episcopal Hospital is a teaching hospital that trains the physicians and healthcare providers of tomorrow.
- Oceanside, New York City - Mount Sinai South Nassau (JFK)***
Mount Sinai South Nassau has dedicated non-COVID patient care areas, including within the Emergency Department. Includes services for Behavioral Health and Cancer Care/Oncology.
- Staten Island, New York City - Staten Island University Hospital
A 668-bed specialized teaching hospital that occupies two main campuses and numerous community-based health centers and laboratories. The 17-acre campus on Seaview Avenue in Ocean Breeze offers a wide range of services and features the island’s most advanced emergency department (ED), a state-of-the-art education center and renowned Heart Institute.
- Southeast, Washington, D.C. - Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital***
***Both cores and electives
Note: Not all hospitals contain all six cores. Some hospitals are combined to make a full track.
In select cases, RUSM students may do clinical clerkships in teaching hospitals beyond the United States. These unique clinical opportunities introduce students to different healthcare systems and broaden their understanding of international healthcare.