School of Medicine Hospital Affiliations

After you complete the Foundations of Medicine (basic sciences) curriculum at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® , you'll progress to clinical rotations—referred to by many students as the most exciting time of their educational experience. Here, you'll examine and treat your assigned patients, conduct procedures under supervision, learn from attending physicians and residents, and perform many of the actions that a practicing physician may take over the course of a typical workday.

Offering convenient "academic homes" for our US clinical students

Since our founding nearly 40 years ago, RUSM clinical administrators have worked hard to identify and partner with United States teaching hospitals that meet our standards for excellence. We’re proud to continue offering our students clinical placements at quality clinical sites across the United States, plus options for rotations in Canada and the United Kingdom (generally by request).

RUSM students have the opportunity to complete all of their core clinical rotations in a single geographic area, rather than at hospital sites located in different parts of the US. These comprehensive partnerships offer RUSM students a single academic home, and provide a centralized location for onsite USMLE Step 2 reviews and mock interviews with RUSM faculty.

We see this as a major benefit for our students for several reasons:

  • Ability to focus on clinical training without concerns about moving from location to location to find housing
  • Continuity of experience in a single hospital site or geographic area, and a centralized location for onsite USMLE Step II CS reviews and mock exams, as well as mock residency interviews with RUSM faculty
  • Opportunity to establish relationships with residents, program directors, and other colleagues

Single-location clinical opportunities are available in:

RUSM Clinical Hubs in New YorkNew York

  • St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens
  • New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn


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  • Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago
  • West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago
  • St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago


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  • Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield
  • California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles


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  • Center for Haitian Studies, Miami
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston



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  • Prince George Hospital Center, Cheverly
  • Beltway Track, which includes four hospitals: Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore; Prince George Hospital Center; Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring; and St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, DC)


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  • Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta




Additional teaching hospitals affiliated with RUSM

For some rotations (primarily electives), the following teaching hospitals are also affiliated with RUSM:


  • Metropolitan State Hospital, Norwalk


  • St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury


  • Larkin Community Hospital, Miami
  • Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood


  • MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn


  • Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis
  • Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester


  • Central Michigan University, Saginaw
  • Doctors Hospital of Michigan, Pontiac

New Jersey

  • Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus
  • Hoboken University Medical Center (formerly St. Mary Hospital of Hoboken), Hoboken
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy

New York

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx
  • Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn
  • Flushing Hospital, Flushing
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside
  • St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse
  • Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island


  • Western Reserve/Northside Hospital, Youngstown

Washington DC

  • St. Elizabeth Hospital

Supporting our students during clinicals

As you may have guessed, you’ll be very busy as a RUSM clinical student, and it can be challenging to progress through clinical rotations while staying connected, staying on track to earn your medical degree, and preparing to enter residency. To help support our students during the clinical program, we’ve implemented the Rely OStudent Service (ROSS) model. This student support feature links every RUSM clinical student with his/her own team of dedicated advisors, from financial counselors to writers from our Office for Student Professional Development. Clinical students can also leverage innovative digital technologies to further enrich their clinical experience. 

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