Doctor of Medicine Degree

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Program Overview


If you’re ready to learn the practice of medicine—the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to make a meaningful healthcare impact in the U.S., Canada or abroad—you belong at Ross Med.

The Ross Med curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to practice in the U.S. and Canada.

Our students receive a rigorous medical education with opportunities for early hands-on clinical experiences in the Barbados community before returning to the U.S. for clinical rotations and residency.

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Accredited Education

The Ross Med curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to practice in the U.S. and Canada and attain U.S. and Canadian residencies and licensure.

Flexible Start Dates

Three flexible start dates—January, May, and September for all cohorts.

Hands-on Teaching

A rigorous education with early hands-on clinical experiences in the community.

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I'm a Career Changer

We’ve accepted students from both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Start your journey to becoming an MD.

I'm a Canadian Applicant

Canadian students are eligible for residency training and practice in Canada and the US.

I'm a Transfer Applicant

Ross Med will consider admitted students with experience from other medical school programs.

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Residency Match

Ross Med provides the prerequisite clinical training and interview prep to fully prepare each student for future residencies. Our students have matched all over the U.S., Canada, and beyond. See how far a Ross Med education can take you.


Ross University School of Medicine's first-time residency attainment rate for 2022-2023 graduates.1




RUSM Graduates Attained Residences in 2023


Medical Disciplines

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RUSM student’s five-year cumulative USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate 2

1 First-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.
2 First-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.

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Ross Med has the tools to get you working with patients in weeks, not months.

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Why Ross Med?


15,000+ Alumni Network

Follow in the footsteps of our alumni. Ross Med graduates are practicing throughout all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.


Clinical Experiences 

Your clinical experiences can be completed at one or more of our affiliate teaching hospitals across the U.S. All core rotations can be done in a single location if desired. 


Flexible Start Dates

Three flexible start dates—January, May, and September—give you the freedom to start medical school when it’s right for you.


Global Perspective

Our inclusive MD program gives students the cultural competencies needed to practice medicine in our diverse world.