Medical Sciences Curriculum

Your journey with Ross University School of Medicine (Ross Med) begins by building the foundational skills that will propel you to success as a med student. By the time you graduate, you’ll have gained a global perspective that will inform your career in medicine—wherever you plan to practice.

Serving Communities Through Hands-On Clinical Experience


Engage in dynamic educational experiences and diverse learning opportunities while learning medicine through a global lens.

Hands-on training and experiences begin in your first semester at Ross Med. These integrated, clinically relevant activities are embedded in our preclinical curriculum, offering you opportunities to apply foundational and behavioral science knowledge to clinical care and engage with diverse patients across Barbados within weeks of beginning your classes.

Your early clinical experiences may include participation in:

  • Mobile pop-up clinics
  • Home visits
  • Mental health facilities and outreach programs
  • Pediatric clinics and local schools
  • And more!
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Research Foundations

All students will participate in community-based research beginning in their first semester. Your research will provide deeper understanding of the social determinants of health and health care needs of local communities. This research is threaded throughout all five semesters of the Medical Sciences curriculum.

You will learn:

  • Research methods
  • Data Collection and analysis
  • Composing content
  • Posters/presentations

Student Success and Support

At Ross Med, we are dedicated to helping you find success in your chosen career. As a Medical Sciences student, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, technology, and support from our faculty and staff throughout your studies.