Barbadians looking to pursue a medical career may be eligible for significant help from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM).
The medical school today announced the launch of needs-based scholarships, covering the cost of medical school tuition and fees at RUSM for two deserving Barbados students. The scholarships will cover the cost of medical school tuition and fees at RUSM for two deserving Barbados students every semester, providing up to six scholarships a year.
“The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) is very pleased to accept the award of the scholarships from RUSM in the area of Medical Education. These scholarships signal the commencement of an important partnership between RUSM and the METVT and a journey which is anticipated to yield significant benefits for Barbados,” said Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw.
“It augments the Government’s extensive investment in the development of human capital in Barbados. The ministry remains fully committed to providing access to medical education and training opportunities for Barbadians who attain the required standards and are deserving of support to assist them in achieving their career goals.”
Students can apply for the RUSM scholarships effective today. To qualify, individuals must be citizens of Barbados, accepted to study at RUSM. The RUSM Admissions Office will evaluate students’ applications, and the scholarships will cover all tuition costs and fees, so long as the recipients maintain satisfactory grades throughout their enrollment.
“Providing access to a quality medical education is at the core of RUSM’s mission,” said William F. Owen, Jr., M.D., FACP, RUSM dean and chancellor. “We’re proud to offer these scholarships to Barbadian students to help them achieve their career aspirations as physicians.”
Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, RUSM’s 14,000-plus diverse alumni practice medicine throughout North America and across all specialties, including a high percentage of graduates who enter the in-demand field of primary care.
The scholarships are in keeping with Adtalem Global Education’s commitment to provide Caribbean citizens with access to its three institutions in the region: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in Sint Maarten, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) and RUSM. In the last four years, AUC has awarded seven full tuition scholarships to Sint Maarten residents, with four scholarship recipients graduating this year. RUSVM currently provides full scholarships to five residents of St Kitts and Nevis. The RUSM scholarships are in addition to the commitment it has maintained to qualified Dominican residents.