Why Ross?

Ross University School of Medicine is committed to providing dedicated and qualified individuals with the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine. We know what it takes to help resilient individuals become successful doctors. By providing students with a clear, proven program, diverse hands-on experiences, and access to the latest technologies, we have produced more than 11,000 highly adaptive physicians.

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

US-Modeled Medical School Curriculum

Ross University School of Medicine thoroughly grounds you with a rigorous basic sciences curriculum. In just four semesters (16 months) on our pre-clinical 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

Technology is part of the fabric of Ross University School of Medicine. At RUSM, you'll benefit from exceptional teaching and laboratory facilities designed with extensive multimedia and simulation capabilities. Our highly advanced anatomy and medical imaging laboratory provides a unique learning experience that begins your first week at RUSM. You will also benefit from early clinical experience in our simulation center.

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 RUSM 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's extensive network of excellent U.S. teaching hospitals helps set us apart from other medical schools. These affiliations allow our students to receive superior education while completing their clinical rotations in the US. Our network 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 2013, RUSM students 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. In 2014 RUSM graduates earned more U.S. residency positions than any other medical school in the world. RUSM students from Canada matched into positions at eight different medical institutions across Canada.


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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