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Ross University 4+4 Medicine

  • Program Description

    • 4+4 program with Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), located on the Caribbean island of Dominica, leading to a Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree.
    • Qualified students will be conditionally guaranteed an interview with Ross University, an advantage over students at other institutions at the time of application.
    • Successful students in the 4+4 program will earn a bachelor’s degree in a chosen field from Gannon University prior to matriculating to RUSM.
    • Participation does not restrict students’ ability to apply to other medical schools.

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    • Complete four years of science courses and four years of math courses at the high school level.
    • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    • Obtain a rank in the top 25% of your high school class.
    • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1220 (new SAT)/1150 (old SAT) or ACT composite score of 25.
    • Provide evidence of academic and personal potential and a desire to become an osteopathic physician.

    Admissions Process

    Students who meet all entry requirements listed will be accepted on a rolling admission basis.

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    • Achieve a cumulative overall GPA of 3.2 or higher.
    • Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all courses designated by RUSM as prerequisites.
    • Complete RUSM prerequisite courses with no grades of F, D or C-.
    • Complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and earn a minimum score of 490 or an overall score in the 25th percentile or higher.
    • Apply to RUSM directly through their website.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation.
    • Complete a satisfactory admissions interview with RUSM.
    • Fulfill any additional requirements as outlined through the affiliation agreement between Gannon University and RUSM.