School of Medicine: Quick Facts

  • Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), one of the premier Caribbean medical schools, was founded in 1978.
  • Ross graduates are practicing in all 50 States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • RUSM has received formal approval in the critical states of New York, New Jersey, Florida and California.
  • In 2011, RUSM students USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate was over 95%. For Ross students with a GPA of 2.9 or better, the USMLE first-time pass rate was 99%.
  • Students spend 16 months on the RUSM campus in Dominica and then return to the US for clinical clerkships.
  • The campus in Dominica has advanced educational technology. Classrooms are equipped with numerous flat panel plasma screens and students enjoy wireless internet capability anywhere on campus.
  • For the clinical portion of the program conducted in the US, the School of Medicine is affiliated with more than 70 teaching hospitals.
  • The School of Medicine starts three classes a year in September, January and May. And with no summer break, students finish the programs in less time than they would in the US.
  • There are more than 9,000 School of Medicine alumni.
  • Our medical school admissions process is built around finding applicants who will excel in our program and who take the medical profession seriously.