RUSM Medical School Curriculum - TWO MEDICAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM OPTIONS
Ross University School of Medicine offers two curriculum tracks during the Medical Sciences portion of the medical education program. These curriculum options are designed to further cultivate student success and empower you to advance through the basic sciences at a pace that aligns with your personal study needs.
AT A GLANCE: ROSS+ CURRICULUM OR STANDARD ACCELERATED CURRICULUM?
The two options constitute the same program of study, but are structured differently:
Ross+: This track has you on campus for approximately 20 months, or 75 weeks. Study modules are spaced out over five semesters, and the curriculum includes integrated study breaks to encourage and manage knowledge acquisition. You’ll complete the same coursework as students undergoing the accelerated curriculum.
Standard Accelerated Curriculum: The four-semester option features more course modules per semester and does not feature integrated study breaks, but you could complete the basic sciences program and move on to the clinical sciences curriculum in about 16 months.
DETAILED LOOK: Medical School Curriculum Outline
The program of study during the first semester of medical school at Ross is the same for everyone. As you near completion of Semester 1—depending on your academic progress in that semester—you may qualify to join Ross' Standard Accelerated Curriculum.
The chart below compares the two curriculum tracks.
|Tuition||Full basic sciences tuition for four semesters, with 25% savings on the fifth semester||Full basic sciences tuition for four semesters|
|Financial Aid||No Change||No Change|
|Length: Basic Sciences||75 weeks||60 weeks|
|Length: Clinical Sciences, including Internal Medicine Foundations||90 weeks||90 weeks|
|Total Program Length||165 weeks||150 weeks|
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EACH CURRICULUM?
While the Standard Accelerated Curriculum offers more modules per semester and the flexibility to move on to the Clinical Curriculum faster, the Ross+ track provides a pace with fewer modules, integrated study breaks and a fifth semester that allows more time for intensive study. This choice allows students to maximize the time spent on studies to experience optimal success. If you choose this option, a fee reduction for the fifth semester is available. Many students find the additional time and more detailed focus of the Ross+ curriculum the best choice to prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
No matter which format you choose, both tracks ensure all graduating students will possess the knowledge skills to provide compassionate, high-quality care for patients.
An RUSM admissions associate can walk you through each track option and help you select the plan that’s right for your educational needs. You can reach the Admissions Office at 855-637-6778 or email [email protected]