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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

Ross University, details

  • Leadership: Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, Dean and Chancellor
  • Alumni: 12,000+
  • Accreditors: Dominica Medical Board, Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions
  • Location: Miramar, Florida (Office of the Dean); Dominica, West Indies (Basic Sciences Campus); Iselin, New Jersey (U.S. Office of Admissions)
  • U.S. Recognition: Approved by the US Department of Education as an eligible institution for Title IV Federal Direct Student Loans. Graduates are eligible for licensure to practice in all United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.