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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by BayArea student, Feb 22, 2001.

  1. BayArea student

    BayArea student New Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    San Jose, CA, USA

    I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me whether Ross Univ. School of Medicine is U.S. accredited. If i complete Basic Sciences courses at Ross and take the Step I of the USMLE, would I be able to transfer those credit units to US med schools for advanced standing?

    Thank you very much.

    BayArea student
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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    No. The United States has two accrediting bodies for medical schools. One, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME, a section of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the AAMC, which is a division of the AMA) and the other is the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bureau of Professional Education, or something to that effect, administed by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The LCME accredits 125 allopathic (MD) medical schools and the AOA accredits 19 osteopathic (DO) medical schools.

    You can find out which medical schools are accredited by the LCME and AACOM by visiting their websites. LCME: AACOM:

    To make a long story short, Ross University School of Medicine on the island of Dominica is NEITHER an LCME-accredited nor an AOA-accredited medical school. Policies regarding transfer into an LCME-accredited medical school GENERALLY require the transfer applicant to have completed the Basic Sciences at another LCME-accredited institution and passed the USMLE Step 1. The University of Miami School of Medicine, an LCME-accredited school, has accepted Island med school students for transfer in the past. I'd check with them to find out if they're still doing that sort of thing.

  4. BayArea student

    BayArea student New Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    San Jose, CA, USA

    Thank you for your email. But i don't know if RUSM accredited by the WHO (World Health Organization)?.

    Thank you
  5. Stephen Ewen

    Stephen Ewen 10+ Year Member

    It is WHO listed. WHO does not accredit.

    One should NOT go abroad for basic sciences and expect to transfer.

  6. CVPA

    CVPA Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    UM no longer accepts transfers due to a change in curriculum which will be effective Fall 2002. They MAY accept for Fall 2001, however, that obviously does not help you in your current situation.

    Good luck.


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