Ross University School of Medicine Celebrates its 40-year Anniversary on June 23, 2018 | Financial Buzz

Ross University School of Medicine Celebrates its 40-year Anniversary on June 23, 2018

Established in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) was
launched with 11 initial students. Today, RUSM has more than 14,000
diverse alumni practicing medicine across the United States.

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RUSM was originally named the University of Dominica School of Medicine
and was founded in Portsmouth, Dominica by entrepreneur Robert Ross.
Decades later, the institution is now led by RUSM Dean and Chancellor,
Dr. William F. Owen, MD, FACP.

“At RUSM, we believe attending a quality medical school is a right for
eligible students – not a privilege,” says Dr. Owen. “Our institution
looks at aspiring medical students from across the globe and from all
different backgrounds, and takes a holistic approach to assess
prospective students against qualities and skill sets candidates need to
become successful practicing physicians.”

This admission philosophy and RUSM’s mission of providing students with
customized resources for academic and professional success has proven a
powerful tool for the institution. Over the past forty years, RUSM
alumni have made significant contributions to the healthcare industry
across the United States.

Dr. Owen adds, “We are extremely proud of the diverse nature of our
graduate pool and the role they play in the U.S. healthcare system.”

Most recently, 2017-2018 graduates represent 47 states, five Canadian
provinces, and four countries. Additionally, the 2016-2017 graduates
include a strong representation of ethnic diversity, including: 10
percent Black/African American, 11 percent Hispanic and 26 percent
Asian, a ?gure above
the national average for U.S. medical school graduates of the same
population as reported by the Association of American Medicine Colleges
from 2016-20171.

“We’ve made major headway against our commitment to providing qualified
students access to a quality medical education, producing successful
student outcomes, celebrating our diverse community and fulfilling
societal healthcare needs – but what’s more exciting is where we have
yet to go,” adds Dr. Owen.

With new education initiatives for students and faculty on the horizon,
RUSM is focused on its path ahead while spending the remainder of 2018
celebrating the rich history of the school thus far. To commemorate its
40-year anniversary, RUSM recognized its first graduation class of 1980
at the most recent White Coat Ceremony in June 2018. This ceremony is an
important rite of passage first-semester students undergo when they
receive their white physician’s coats. Additionally, through the end of
2018, RUSM is celebrating this significant milestone community-wide,
honoring its past, present and future with campus events, profiles on Facebook
and an interactive timeline and video, documenting the past 40 years on
the RUSM website.

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global
Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the
United States. The organization’s purpose is to empower students to
achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to
our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a
diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S.
healthcare system. With more than 14,000 alumni, Ross is an important
contributor to healthcare in North America. Ross is accredited by the
Dominica Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for
Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). For more
information, visit

About Adtalem Global Education

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to
achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to
our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member
S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider, and the
parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American
University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified
Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education,
Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its
Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine
and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information,

1 Statistics from The Graham Center – RUSM 2014-2017
graduating classes

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