Official Name: Ross University School of Medicine
Unofficial Name: Ross Medical School
Degree Awarded: Doctor of Medicine
Basic Sciences Location: Portsmouth, Dominica and Freeport, Grand Bahama
Clinical Clerkships Location: Miami, FL and Saginaw, MI
Ross University School of Medicine
630 US Highway 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
The curriculum is integrated so that multiple courses can address both the micro-function and structure involved in the processes of health and disease. A case-based educational approach is central to your Ross Medical School education allowing you to become familiar with the clinical thinking involved in the practice of medicine.
Semester 1 and 2 Courses:
Semester 5 is a 12-week course called, Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine where you will be prepared to make a successful transition from the basic sciences to your clinical rotations by placing an emphasis on patient contact in U.S. clinical facilities.
USMLE Step 1: After completing Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine but before beginning your clinical rotations you will take Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).
Semesters 6-10 Can only begin after passing the USMLE Step 1 where you will start your clinical clerkships (rotations). There are 48 weeks of required clinical core clerkships and 30 weeks of electives. Required clinical core clerkships are:
After completing your 48 weeks or required clinical core clerkships you will take USMLE Step 2: Clinical Skills and Clinical Knowledge. You are required to record a passing score for graduation.
USMLE Step 3 is taken after you graduate from medical school either during or after your residency.
Tuition and fees at Ross Medical School are determined on a semester basis and have a range of a low of $14,965 to a high of $16,640 per semester.
The United States Department of Education has certified Ross Medical School as eligible for Title IV U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL) loans, meaning if you qualify you are eligible to receive U.S. student loans in-order to attend Ross University School of Medicine.
The United States Department of Education has found the accreditation standards used by the Dominica Medical Board to evaluate Ross University School of Medicine to be comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to evaluate U.S. medical schools.
Ross Medical School is one of a few international medical schools that received approval from the four states in the U.S.:
that have their own practice for evaluating, accrediting, and approving an international medical schools academic program for either licensing its graduates and/or clinical and residency training in those states.
Ross University requires at least 90 credits of college coursework but you are strongly encouraged to have a baccalaureate (undergrad) degree before entering medical school.
The pre-requisites include: