February 13, 2008

Ross University School of Medicine Expands Clinical Rotations in New York

Ross University School of Medicine is pleased to announce it will add a total of 50 new core clinical rotation spots at Caritas Health Care Planning's Mary Immaculate and St. John's Queens hospitals in New York City. Ross University has clinical rotations available at 22 hospitals in New York.

With over 1,100 opportunities available at more than 70 institutions nationwide, Ross University offers more clinical rotation spots in the United States than any medical school in the world. In 2007, Ross had more than 1,300 students complete over 60,000 clinical weeks.

"We aim to provide our students with the best educational experience possible to prepare them for their future careers, and this includes their clinical rotations," said Dr. Thomas Shepherd, president of Ross University. "We are very pleased to have the ability to offer our students additional opportunities in the New York area, and more importantly, opportunities at some of the country's most outstanding hospitals."

With these recent additions, Ross University now has 110 core clinical positions available at Caritas hospitals in New York. Ross University also offers students the chance to complete their core clinical rotations at 20 additional New York-area hospitals that include Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn Hospital Center, King's County Hospital Center, Long Beach Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, Mount Vernon Hospital, New York Downtown Hospital, North General Hospital, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Peninsula Hospital Center, Queen's Hospital Center, Rochester General Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, St. Clare's Hospital of Schenectady, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

About Ross University School of Medicine:

Ross University was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. The School of Medicine is located in Dominica, West Indies, and the School of Veterinary Medicine is in St. Kitts.

The first four semesters of pre-clinical training are taught in Dominica over a 16-month period. Students complete their fifth semester, Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine, in either Miami, Florida or Saginaw, Michigan. Semesters six through ten consist of core and elective clinical rotations in U.S. affiliated teaching hospitals. Ross University graduates are eligible to practice medicine in all 50 U.S. states and 10 provinces of Canada upon successful completion of the requisite licensing examinations.

Ross University's administrative offices are located in Edison, NJ. For more information about Ross University, visit www.rossu.edu or call 732.978.5300.