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Ross University

How RUSM supports students

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) ) at Ross University School of Medicine was created to help students maximize their potential for academic success. Leveraging advanced technology and progressive adult-learning techniques, this voluntary resource is designed to enhance students’ study skills, familiarize them with the many campus student support resources, and instill in our students the concept of lifelong learning beyond medical school.

The CTL is available to assist students who are at risk of academic difficulty, as well as those who are performing well academically but want to take advantage of any resource that could help them do even better.

Some students learn strategies to reduce test anxiety or achieve a more positive work/life balance—others may need to sharpen their time-management skills, improve their study habits, or familiarize themselves with the resources available through the school's learning management system.

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Includes the following coursework
  • 1 –year general biology with lab

    1-year general chemistry with lab

    1-year organic chemistry OR biochemistry with lab

    1-year physics with lab

    1 semester of Math or Statistics

    1-year of English

  • MCAT Exam
  • Looking for a score of 485 or higher to be competitive

    Grade Point Average

  • RUSM reviews all collective coursework grades (Cumulative GPA)
  • RUSM reviews all basic and advanced science coursework grades (Science GPA)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • One academic letter – preferably science

    One professional letter

  • Resume or CV- A chronological history of your educational, employment, and volunteer experience dating back to high school
  • Personal statement
  • Include medical career expectations

    Summary, in concise terms, no more than 300 words

    Describes skills and values the student believes a physician should possess

    Summarize how experiences to date demonstrate these values

  • Transcripts
  • Require official transcripts

    All transcripts from outside the USA must be evaluated by a credentialing service this is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services® (NACES).

  • $100 USD application fee – non-refundable
  • Admissions Process

  • RUSM enrolls three times a year
  • January, May and September

  • Background check
  • To protect the safety and well-being of patients and students

    Foreign students will need a standard Dominica Student Visa to arrive into Dominica Must provide RUSM with:

    Copy of birth certificate

    Medical Exam Check-up

    Scan color copy of passport photo ID page

    3 professional passport photos

    Police report from place of last residence

    Acceptance letter

    Location of Dominican Consulate where you will be requesting Visa

  • After Student Applies
  • After RUSM receives all required application materials, they are reviewed by their Admissions Advisor If applicant is a viable candidate, his/her application will be moved forward to interview stage Interviews are conducted face to face via Skype™ by RUSM Senor Graduate Admissions Officer

    Interviews do no guarantee admission

    After interview, typically receive a decision in 2 weeks

  • Tuition
  • Foundations of Medicine curriculum

    $21,325 USD per semester / semesters 1-4

    $15,994 USD for 5th semester

    Clinical Sciences curriculum including Internal Medicine Foundation semester

    $23,530 USD per semester

    Why RUSM

  • 12,000+ alumni
  • 97% first-time pass rate on Step 1 of the USMLE for 2015
  • 91% of RUSM 2014-2015 graduates attained residency placements by July 1, 2016.
  • 99% of 2014-2015 RUSM graduates who passed their USMLE exams on the first attempt attained a residency by April 2016
  • INTEGRATED CURRICULUM. ORGAN-SYSTEMS BASED. A curriculum comparable to US medical schools that keeps up with the demands of the LCME standards.
  • CLINICAL TRAINING FOCUS. HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE. Following early clinical exposure in the classroom, students train at our affiliated hospitals across the US and can complete their rotations in one geographical area.
  • Modern campus located in beautiful Dominica
  • Enroll three times a year – January, May, and September
  • Strong, secured network of teaching hospitals
  • Highly qualified faculty who were trained in North America

Ross University

  • Program Offered:BS-MD,Equivalent to MBBS in India
  • Duration of Course:8 Years (4 Year BS – Pre Medicine (Not Offered by Ross) & 4 Years MD)
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  • Intake:January & Sepember
  • Weather:Average day temperature, is 25 °C to 35 °C

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