Rowan Signs First Allopathic Medical School, Veterinary School AgreementsJanuary 14, 2005
Rowan University will sign articulation agreements with Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on Friday, January 21, at 2 p.m. in Science Hall on the Glassboro campus.
The agreements are "firsts" for Rowan. While the University has numerous arrangements with osteopathic schools and other professional schools to accept Rowan students who meet their criteria, these are the first such agreements with an allopathic medical school (which awards doctor of medicine degrees) and a veterinary school.
Under the medical and veterinary school agreements, Ross University will offer admission to graduates of select Rowan programs who meet specific criteria.
Ross University School of Medicine, located in the Caribbean, provides medical students with four semesters of basic science courses on the island of Dominica. Students take their fifth semester in Miami at the Greater Miami Health Education Training Center. Ross University medical students then complete their clinical rotations at one of 40 affiliated hospitals in the U.S. and, after passing all prerequisite examinations, are licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. During Ross University's 27-year history, more than 4,000 graduates have received a doctor of medicine degree.
In 2002, Ross University placed more graduates into first-year residency positions than any other medical school in the world, including all the U.S. medical schools. During 2002 and 2003, Ross University graduates comprised the largest medical school cohort in the National Residency Match Program, and in 2004 they were accepted at such institutions as Boston University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Drexel University MCP Hahnemann Program.
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine offers a veterinary medical education equal in scope and quality to programs offered by U.S. schools of veterinary medicine. Students complete their first seven semesters of pre-clinical training on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Upon completion of the pre-clinical training, students return to the U.S. and begin three semesters of clinical training. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine has affiliation agreements with 22 American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the U.S. During the 23 years of the veterinary school's existence, more than 1,600 graduates have received their doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ross University. Graduates of Ross University have entered veterinary practice in a broad range of specialties and are licensed throughout the United States.