Residency with Ross Med
Receiving your M.D. from Ross Med follows a similar process as medical schools in the United States: successful completion of your medical school curricula, clinical rotations, and passing all three parts of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USLME®).
As you complete your M.D., your Ross Med team of advisors will guide you in preparing for medical school residency through a Ross Med residency match.
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 2 CK exam on the first attempt divided by the number of students whose first attempt was in 2018-2022. In order to sit for the exam students must earn an acceptable score on the NBME CCSE as listed in the catalog.
Your Path to Residency Timeline
After you receive your Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross Med, you’ll embark on a new chapter: residency.
Typically, your medical school training takes approximately four years, followed by residency and fellowship training. Depending on your specialty, this period requires an additional three to seven years.
During your final year of clinical rotations at Ross Med, your team of advisors will begin working with you to prepare for the residency MATCH® process.
A Team Approach to Preparing for Residency
As a Ross Med student, you’ll benefit from a team of advisors as you prepare for residency. From interview prep and professional residency application writers, you’ll be fully supported to meet this next chapter in your medical career journey.
The Ross Med Office of Career Advisement (OCA) will assist you in building a residency application that aligns with your career goals. You’ll work closely with OCA advisors to identify your interests, practice your interview skills, and develop your application for the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®).
Meet the 2023 Ross Med Residents
Congratulations to our Ross Med students who achieved residency positions this year!
FAQs About Residency
A medical residency program is designed to provide medical graduates with the clinical skills you need to practice medicine on your own.
These programs typically last from three to five years, with the opportunity to further specialize with a fellowship after the residency is completed.
The MATCH process officially begins at the beginning of your fourth year of medical school—but you’ll begin preparing for this process early in your medical training, as you complete rotations and determine your specialties of interest.
In your fourth year, you will submit application to residency programs and interview with program teams. After residency interviews, you will create a “rank-order list” of your preferred programs. The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) matches your list against a list of preferred candidates created by the residency programs.
During Match Week in mid-March, you will learn if you have been matched with one of your preferred residencies.
While your GPA and grades are important, the top five factors for residency are:
- USMLE® Step 1 results as applicable,
- Letters of recommendation,
- MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation),
- USMLE® Step 2 Clinical Knowledge scores, and
- Your personal statement.