Medical School Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM). At our university, we've developed an approach to admissions that enables us to identify candidates who possess the drive and determination to both successfully complete the medical educaton program and perform as skilled medical professionals. While our admissions process assesses the grade point averages and Medical College Admission Test scores of our applicants, we also take a holistic view and give consideration to applicants who demonstrate the potential to handle the rigorous academic challenges of the University. In doing so, we focus as much on the applicant’s life experiences and determination as we do on his/her academic background. 

Here are just a few of the ways our medical school maintains a reputation for excellence: 

Rigorous Basic Science Curriculum

The basic sciences curriculum, taught on our Caribbean campus, provides the essential foundation in developmental and microscopic anatomy, biochemistry, medical genetics, neuroscience, gross anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, behavioral sciences, and an introduction to clinical medicine.

Technology-Enabled Learning Environment

At RUSM, you’ll have the benefit of exceptional teaching and laboratory facilities designed with extensive multi-media and simulation capabilities.

Committed Faculty

RUSM  has a 70-person Foundations of Medicine faculty with impeccable credentials as physicians, teachers and researchers. Every member of the Ross University faculty holds an MD and/or PhD degree. Many are also board certified in their specialties.

Clinical Rotations in Quality US Hospitals

RUSM students complete their clinical training at affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States or United Kingdom.

Performance on USMLE Step 1

Performance on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is one of the most important determinants in a medical student's ability to obtain the residency of his or her choosing. Many residency directors will evaluate a potential resident using his or her medical school's first-time pass rate on USMLE Step 1, versus the comparative pass rate achieved by students in the US and Canada. In 2013, Ross achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent). 

Track Record of Residency Success

Many of our graduates obtain residencies at the earliest available start dates and are well received by residency directors in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved hospitals throughout the United States.


Some states (New Jersey, New York, California and Florida) require approval for international medical schools. Ross University School of Medicine is proud to be approved in each of these states. In addition, the Texas Medical Board has concluded that Ross University School of Medicine is substantially equivalent to Texas Medical Schools.  Ross graduates can obtain their licenses in Texas.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Review our admissions requirements.

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We trust that you will choose Ross University School of Medicine as your primary option for attending medical school in the future. For more information, please use the links above to request a viewbook or find out about our Information Seminars, which are held several times throughout the year in the US and Canada.

There are Ross University School of Medicine admissions offices located throughout the United States and Canada. Visit our admissions locations page to get the contact information to a University representative near you.

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