RUSM Academic Life in Barbados
Learn more about academic life at Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados to see if it's the right fit for you. Read more on the campus highlights and student life.
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Ross Medical School Barbados ACADEMIC Facilities
The facility’s most significant feature is the expansive, clinical learning laboratories. The new
Ross Medical School in Barbados campus is designed to provide a contemporary learning environment that will prepare today’s medical students to meet the complex needs of their future patients.
Students are taught with and have access to medical imaging technology, including touchscreen monitors and digital anatomy tables to easily review Anatomical and Radiologic images. They view normal and abnormal pathology and utilize diagnostic images to review clinical cases for a thorough and engaged clinical anatomy and radiology classroom experience. They evaluate medical images, such as MRIs, X-rays and CT Scans, and develop the skills to determine the diagnosis and type of treatment a patient needs.
With rooms replicating a typical hospital setting, each space will be equipped with current medical technologies and Human Patient Simulators to help prepare students to provide quality and competent care. Students will be able to imitate complex, real-life patient scenarios, enhancing their clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and communication skills.
Each of the Ross University School of Medicine Barbados campus exam rooms will be designed to replicate the out-patient setting, fully equipped to mimic contemporary exam rooms. These simulations involving standardized patients will be designed to teach and evaluate students’ history taking, examination, and communication skills.
The Ross University School of Medicine Barbados campus is fully equipped with an array of progressive human research technologies, this innovative lab will be dedicated to actively exploring the physiological function and regulation of major organ systems and their components in the human body.
Ross Medical School in Barbados featuring a contemporary microscopy lab, students will have access to microscope demonstrations and evaluation tests. They will be able to analyze prepared bodily fluids and tissue slides, further developing their working knowledge in chemistry, clinical microbiology, hematology and molecular pathology.
Medical Lab equipment will be available, aligning with the Medical Sciences curriculum.
Check out our Barbados Medical Science tour with our 360 video below.
Ross Medical School Barbados STUDENT LIFE
From white sand beaches to colonial-style buildings, Bridgetown, Barbados is full of natural and man-made attractions.
As a Ross medical school Barbados student, you will spend one-third of your time in Barbados. After semester one, students can stay in the RUSM community or select an offsite place to stay on the island. Learn more about on and off-campus housing at Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados.
The name Barbados is derived from the Bearded Fig Trees once abundant on the island.
A fresh grocery store located on Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados residential grounds contains many of your favorite brands from home and garden-fresh local produce; specialty products are readily available, including gluten-free, allergen friendly & organic options. Also, local shopping abounds in surrounding areas.
A modern gym equipped with exercise machines and group classes, a soccer field, a basketball court and tennis courts in the community offers endless wellness opportunities. The Ross University School of Medicine Barbados campus also offers a medical center and pharmacy ensures quality healthcare is readily available.
On village grounds, you will also find a day care, restaurants and salons for your convenience. Local tourist destinations, places of worship, a variety of chain stores and restaurants with accessible transportation to campus and surrounding areas, keep your daily life hassle free.
The Ross University School of Medicine Barbados Bus System will provide transportation to and from campus and other designated areas of the island. There is a parking garage on the Ross Medical School Barbados campus will have spaces dedicated for RUSM staff and students.
Ross Medical School Barbados RECREATION
Studying on the international medical school campus will likely be one of the most intense and unforgettable experiences of your life, made even more so by the extraordinary environment of Barbados.
Barbados is known for its pristine beaches, turquoise bays, coastal views and natural wonders such as Harrison's cave. Whether you enjoy long walks on the beach or exploring historical heritage sites Barbados has something for you.
Here are a few examples:
- Diving & Snorkeling
- Cave Tours
- Botanical Gardens
- Coastal Sightseeing
Ross Medical School Barbados STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Student activities, clubs, and sports are important to student life at Ross University School of Medicine.
Recreational opportunities abound on the island and are a great way to unwind from the challenging medical school curriculum.
- Flag Football
- Powder Puff Football
- Ultimate Frisbee
Ross University School of Medicine Barbados is located in the Caribbean Sea. Barbados is named after the Bearded Fig Trees found across the island. If hiking, walking on the beach or simply being outside in a beautiful environment appeals to you, then you will find Barbados a very special place.
The island is twenty-one miles long and fourteen miles wide. Barbados is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles. Barbados is currently the third oldest parliament in the world and has been in operation since 1639.
From white-sand beaches to expansive golf-courses, Barbados is a blend of modern comforts and Caribbean paradise. Barbados gained independence from Britain in 1966 but British influence on the island can be found from horse racing, cricket matches, to colonial-style architecture.
Settled by the English in 1620s and gaining independence in 1966, Barbados offers a distinct culture deeply rooted in a mixture of English, Scottish, Irish and African heritages. Virtually everyone on the island speaks English and the cultural mix is most evident in the traditional music of the tuk band, a combination of Scottish fife and African drum and their creole inspired cuisine.
From white sand beaches to colonial-style buildings in Bridgetown, Barbados is full of natural and man-made attractions.
Barbados is 24 miles long and 14 miles wide and completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the only coral island with gorgeous, all white sand beaches. Barbados also offers its own 7 natural wonders to explore.
The average daily temperature is about 80˚F with cooling, coastal North-East trade-winds from the Atlantic Ocean.