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Why Start Your MD in May?

Believe it or not, you could be only months away from turning one of your career goals into reality in 2023. Spend your summer in Barbados pursuing your passion for medicine. May can be an ideal time to start taking steps towards earning your MD.

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Start Sooner, Practice Sooner

Why wait until fall? By starting in May 2023, you could match into a residency (and start practicing!) as early as summer 2027. Those who wait until the fall semester to start med school will have to wait for a 2028 residency start.

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Smaller Class Sizes

Expect smaller classes than traditional fall starts—something we see as a great benefit for our students. Not only does this mean more individualized attention from professors, but with a smaller class, you’ll have less competition for scholarships.

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Hands-On From the Start

Our new community-based program begins within the first weeks of your first semester, allowing you to get meaningful clinical training while making a real-world difference to local patients in Barbados. Your first clinical exposures may include participation in mobile pop-up clinics, home visits, mental health facilities, and more.


Why Ross Med?



Ross Med is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP, www.caam-hp.org).This means upon completion of our MD program, you will have the opportunity to become eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates® (ECFMG ®) certification and to apply for U.S. residencies and licensure.

Scholarships Available

We are committed to making medical education accessible. Since 2020, we have awarded over $50M USD in scholarships and grants to our MD students.

Find Purpose in Paradise

With beautiful Barbados as a backdrop, you will learn in a culturally diverse environment while making an undeniable impact on the local community. Complete your first two years on our island campus before returning to the U.S. for your clinical rotations within our network of affiliate hospitals.