Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)’s pre-clinical campus is located in Dominica, West Indies. RUSM offers clinical rotations in approximately 15 geographic sites across the United States. The administrative offices are located in Miramar, Florida where the Dean and Chancellor and Cabinet are based.
RUSM has graduated more than 11,000 physicians during its 35-year history. Graduates are eligible for licensure in all 50 States, Canada and Puerto Rico after the successful completion of the requisite licensing examinations.
The Foundations of Medicine curriculum, conducted in Dominica, consists of 64 credits of prescribed coursework. RUSM offers students a choice of 2 Foundations of Medicine curricular options – a 4 semester option and a 5 semester option. After a pass-fail first semester, students choose whether to complete their basic science curriculum within 4 semesters total or to decelerate the curriculum content delivery and complete all requirements within 5 semesters. All Foundations of Medicine coursework must be satisfactorily completed at the RUSM campus in Dominica.
The Clinical Science curriculum in the United States begins with an introductory 6-week clinical clerkship, Internal Medicine Foundation (IMF), conducted in Miramar, Florida.
IMF is followed by 78 weeks in clinical rotations at RUSM-affiliated US teaching hospitals. Core clerkships include Family Medicine (6 weeks), Medicine (12 weeks), Obstetrics and Gynecology (6 weeks), Pediatrics (6 weeks), Psychiatry (6 weeks), and Surgery (8 weeks).
During clinical rotations, students must complete and pass the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (Step 2 CK) and the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (Step 2 CS). RUSM requires the passing USMLE step 1, Step 2 (CK and CS) to be eligible for graduation.
The mission of RUSM is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians.
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The Clinical Clerkship Director of each clinical core specialty functions as the chair’s advisor in matters of student education. The Clerkship Director is responsible for ensuring academic excellence in the assigned discipline, in terms of clinical site quality and student outcomes. The Clerkship Director oversees activities related to the discipline as well as the integration of the discipline with the other sciences. The Clerkship Director collaborates with the associated site Clerkship Directors to ensure assessment of clinical competency of students within the area of their specialty and serves as a respected representative of RUSM at meetings and conferences. This is a part time, 0.25 FTE position.
Reports to: The RUSM Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The minimum requirements for the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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About Ross University School of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical education offering a doctor of medicine degree program. Located in Dominica, West Indies, the School of Medicine has clinical education centers in Miami, FL and Saginaw, MI and places more graduates into US residencies annually than any other medical school in the world.
About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University is a provider of medical and veterinary education, offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. Founded in 1982 and located in St. Kitts, the School of Veterinary Medicine is affiliated with 22 AVMA-accredited US veterinary schools where students complete their clinical year. The University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the only facility outside the US and Canada accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is committed to improving the well-being of people and animals in the St. Kitts and Nevis community through service, education and research.