Ross University School of Medicine Campus Services
Learn more about the Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) campus services, such as dining and fitness options.
CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES
RUSM students, faculty, and staff with health and wellness concerns can contact: Coverley Medical Centre at: +1 246-627-1000 (Sandy Crest is the partner clinic).
The professionally-staffed ambulatory health clinic accepts walk-ins and is equipped to manage a range of medical issues—from minor to chronic illness, basic lab tests, and various counseling services. Additionally, an EMT is either at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) or at Coverley (overnight) to assist in health emergencies.
Your health is important. Should you ever be in need of their services, the entire health services team is ready to take care of you.
Ross University School of Medicine’s Counseling Center services are free and confidential as outlined by applicable laws. We are available to address personal, academic, and mental health concerns of RUSM students.
Call 954-885-3627 M-F between the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Administration Building 2 at the Villages at Coverley.
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES
Between the hours of 9 am-5 pm EST, please call 246-245-1622
After hours mental health emergencies 246-266-3342
Students in the United States who are experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
RUSM SECURITY INFORMATION
Email preferred firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 754-208-4706 M-F between the hours of 8:00 am-8:00 pm Standard Time.
24/7 CRISIS RESOURCES
Our staff members are experienced in serving the specific needs of medical students from diverse backgrounds. We work together in a multidisciplinary approach and function as an independent clinical entity, distinct from the RUSM academic program. Counseling staff members have no involvement in the academic assessment or promotion of students, and our records are not part of any academic file. Information is not shared with faculty or administrators unless the student/client authorizes a specific written release of information.
Campus Services for Families
The people who make up Ross University School of Medicine are truly a family, so we understand that for you to be successful as a medical school student, your family’s needs have to be met.
The education system in Barbados is modelled after the British system. Education is mandatory for children between the ages of 5 and 16. The educational programme in Barbados is administered by the Ministry of Education and is free for nationals in all government-run schools.
Enrollment into any school REQUIRES a student visa from the Barbados Immigration Department, which must be obtained before the child has a place in a school. Children are tested by each school to determine what class they should attend. There are no tax benefits for enrolment in Barbadian schools.
Before a child can be considered for admission, the school must be provided with the following (this may vary depending on the school’s requirements):
Valid student visa (obtained from the Barbados Immigration Department).
A completed application form.
An application fee. This fee ensures the processing of the application.
All school records for the preceding three years, where the child has been in school for three years, as well as the results of any formal assessments, such as standardised tests and the findings of any psycho-educational assessments that may have been undertaken by the prospective students. (The school operates on the basis of transparency and it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to bring to the school’s attention at this stage all pertinent information relating to the child’s prior educational history).
A doctor’s report and student health record.
A birth certificate or passport verifying the child’s date of birth and nationality.
Source: Business Barbados & The Codrington School
Campus Dining Services
Fresh Market is a grocery store within walking distance of the housing complex, where students can purchase everything from packaged and canned goods to fresh produce, poultry, and more. Students can also find prepared meals and a salad bar, or purchase fresh juice.
There are also a wide variety of dining options in Barbados, including Chinese, American cuisine, Middle Eastern, Italian, Indian, and local Caribbean fare. Some local favorites include Champers Restaurant and The Tides, and Nishi Restaurant.
Campus Services - CLub Fitness
RUSM students looking to take a break from their studies can take advantage of Club Fitness, a local gym complete with elliptical machines, treadmills, bikes, spin bikes, a squat rack, a full dumbbell set with adjustable benches, and more. Students can also join small group fitness classes at the gym at an extra cost. The student gym membership includes access and use of all equipment.
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RUSM provides students, faculty and staff with a range of services: health clinic, family services, dining and club fitness.