Talk:Ross University

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Controversies section?[edit]

This certainly isn't neutral, but I saw it posted in an earlier edit, and I think this criticism might lead to a worthwile "Contorversies" section if the information is corroborated.

"Since DeVry University acquired the campus, more emphasis has been placed on gouging the students with massive quantities of textbooks, unnecessary supplies, and overpriced equipment. The school has also begun crowding the lectures to the point where students must sit on the floor, or are placed in "honors" programs in which they are encouraged not to attend class, but to rely on self study. To the school's benefit, Ross does encourage students to attend US medical or veterinary schools if possible."
-LHOOQ 7-7-07
I'm currently a Ross veterinary student and I have never heard of these "honors" programs where students are not encouraged to go to class. Attending class is mandatory. Also, while some classes are large I've never had to sit on the floor and I have never seen any other student do so. Therefore, I think that section should not be included in the article. -jmd —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.207.217.203 (talk) 01:36, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Clerkships are not at teaching institutions[edit]

As a current student, I have a great dispute with the statement "continue clinical clerkships at teaching institutions". You can speak to the thousands of Ross students and maybe 10% are actually doing them at teaching/university institutions. It is a bold face lie that a majority of students are able to do their clinical clerkships at these places. Rzagza35 23:19, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Article is neutral, as is[edit]

I was in the first class that started at the "Annex," the largest classroom at Ross Med in which each seat was filled. As I moved through subsequent semesters, we never had so many students that they didn't have seats. At times I've felt abused by the administration, but those have always been offset by fair play and conduct on their part. In short, if they closed a door to me- they opened two more somewhere else. I was told that the required textbooks are to be used as personal references, in case the 10 they had in the library were all checked out. I presume that the folks who didn't know this before arriving didn't do their homework before coming to school and misunderstood the word "REQUIRED," to mean MANDATORY. It just means you are required to consult the listed reference before disputing things with your professor. This is a graduate level course- we are becoming experts and masters, no longer the subordinates with responsibility handed to us with our list of chores; we have a duty to pursue greater levels of responsibility and test the facts on our own. And those "honors" programs are highly valued; they come with ADDITIONAL classes and additional pretests which help integrate the material. If I catch dengue and I'm sweating in bed and can't attend my lectures, I can watch the video afterward. These honors lectures are NOT recorded, they are sessions for the elite at Ross and not available to me. The most I can do is download their tests and take them, talk to the students in the program and compete with them personally. Everyone here relies on self study, or on teaching each other. You hear it in lecture, you read it in your lecture notes, you read it in your books (if you buy them), you talk about it with your peers... ROSS - 'Rely On Self Study,' Is there some other way than "self study"? Can someone else study for me? Will this person be responsible for my patients? The article as it presently stands IS neutral. I could add a ton of cited information, but I'm in AICM and about to take a hugely important test in three months- so typing out this defense of my school is the largest amount of time I can devote right now. A lot of this carping is just unfair and unfounded complaints. Next they'll start complaining that the electricity goes off once or twice a semester, or that Dominicans drive on the left side of the road. These things are irrelevant, and everything we need to succeed has been provided to us in exchange for our tuition. But, students will suffer. That's the cost of becoming a Doctor. Medical school is hard, m'kay? SaintNobody (talk) 15:38, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Separate article for RUSVM?[edit]

Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind having Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine redirect here when the School of Medicine has its own separate article? Thanks. Tzippurah (talk) 21:41, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

That is because the vet school does not have its own unique wikipedia article. Rytyho usa (talk) 00:02, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Incorrect information in article[edit]

This:

The School of Medicine is accredited by the Dominica Medical Board. The U.S. Department of Education has found the accreditation standards used by the Dominica Medical Board to be comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education to evaluate accredited U.S. medical schools. The average class size for Ross University commonly exceeds over 500 students.[11] Four states in the United States (California[12], Florida[13], New Jersey[14], New York[15]) have a formal process to evaluate, accredit, and approve an international medical school's academic program for the purpose of either licensing its graduates and/or clinical and residency training in those states. Ross University is one of only a few international medical schools that has received state approvals from all four. Additionally, Ross' medical program is one of only six that was both assessed and accredited by Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions.[2][16]

is not correct, the LCME has never approved Ross ever DOE uses CAAM accreditation to say its comparable......... its untrue and misleading —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.17.232.54 (talk) 15:45, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for calling attention to this unsourced fact in the article. I looked for information on this, and found reference support for the statement in the article on the US Dept of Education website at this page. As you can see from that link, it's not the LCME that makes determinations of comparability, but rather the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). Thus, the statement you challenged is verified. I've added a reference citation to the article. --Orlady (talk) 17:01, 6 June 2010 (UTC)