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RUSM Medical  School Residency 

The process to receive your medical degree from RUSM is the same as medical schools in the United States—successful completion of the medical school curricula and clinical rotations, and passage of all three parts of the USMLE. RUSMs curriculum provides residency interview prep that fully prepares each student to move on to medical school residency with a RUSM residency match.


Medical Disciplines


RUSM student’s five-year cumulative USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate2


Ross University school of medicine has 28 affiliation agreements with hospital systems in 9 states, as well as the District of Columbia. ​

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.

How long is residency after medical school?

RUSM students receive their Doctor of Medicine degree and embark the path to residency and residency after medical school.

The traditional medical school timeline lasts approximately four years, followed by residency and fellowship training that can last an additional three to seven years or more depending on your chosen specialty.

Congratulations to all who achieved residency positions this year!

Residency FAQs

How many years is residency after medical school?

A medical residency program is designed to provide medical graduates with clinical skills they will need to practice on their own.  These programs can last from three to five years with the opportunity to further specialize with a fellowship after the residency is completed.

How does residency match work?

The MATCH process officially begins at the beginning of a medical student’s fourth year. However, students start their path to residency early in their medical training. Throughout medical school, students take part in clinical rotations in different areas of medicine, which helps them determine what specialty or specialties they’d like to pursue. The culmination of this training is The MATCH process, which includes:

  • Submitting applications to residency programs
  • Interviewing with program teams
  • Creating a Rank Order List (ROL) of preferred programs
  • Waiting while the NRMP calculates results and releases them on Match Day

After residency interviews, students create a “rank-order list” of their preferred programs, and that is matched against a list of preferred candidates created by the residency programs. In mid-March during Match Week, students learn if they have been matched with one of their preferred residencies. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) instituted and maintains The MATCH system. The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is an organization that provides matching by algorithm for medical residency training throughout Canada.

Does medical school GPA matter for residency?

While grades during medical school are definitely important, it has been determined that the top five factors for residency are:    

  • USMLE Step 1 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
  • USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge
  • Personal Statement


Are you trying to decide how to choose a medical school? Learn more about why the MD Program at RUSM may be the right choice for you.


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 Ross Advantage: personalized support throughout your medical education. We support your success every step of the way.


The majority of our graduates secure residencies through the National Resident Matching Program.