Why Ross?

Ross University School of Medicine, one of the premier Caribbean medical schools, is committed to providing dedicated and qualified individuals with the opportunity to pursue a successful career in medicine.

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

Rigorous Basic Science Curriculum

Ross University School of Medicine thoroughly grounds you with a rigorous Foundations of Medicine curriculum. In just four semesters (16 months) at our Caribbean campus you’ll take the courses that will provide you with an 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

Learning is more effective and efficient when it’s supported by the right technology. This is particularly true when it comes to educating doctors who must learn to make judgments based on skilled observation of visual clues. At Ross University School of Medicine, you’ll have the benefit of exceptional teaching and laboratory facilities designed with extensive multi-media and simulation capabilities.

Committed Faculty

Ultimately, what makes a medical school is the quality of its faculty. At Ross University School of Medicine, you’ll benefit from 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

Ross University School of Medicine is proud to be affiliated with more than 70 teaching hospitals in the United States. This extensive network of affiliations makes it possible for our students to receive superior education while completing their clinical rotations in the US. Our roster of affiliated institutions includes some of the best known teaching hospitals in the country.

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 2012, Ross achieved a first-time pass rate of 96 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (91 percent) and international schools (76 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.

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