Agreements Signed with Ross University
Agreements Include Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Teaneck, NJ — Fairleigh Dickinson University and Ross University, an international provider of medical and veterinary education, have signed articulation agreements for admission into the Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
“These articulation agreements enable Fairleigh Dickinson University graduates to plan for their future,” said FDU President. J. Michael Adams. “Our students will have a seamless transition as they prepare for their medical or veterinary degrees.”
Under the agreements with FDU, Ross University will offer guaranteed admission to graduates of select programs who meet specific criteria into its Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs to Fairleigh Dickinson graduates with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
In accordance with the articulation agreements, FDU graduates must meet and maintain specific requirements in addition to completing one of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s approved programs. The agreements apply to both FDU campuses in New Jersey —the Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck and the College at Florham in Madison.
In addition, the two universities signed acceleration agreements that will allow students who have completed specific requirements following their third year of undergraduate study to attend Ross University School of Medicine or Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following completion of their first year at Ross University, the students will then receive their undergraduate degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
According to Dr. Irwin Isquith, director of FDU’s School of Natural Sciences, agreements of this type change a student’s outlook during their years of study at FDU. “Most students have as their primary concern whether or not they will be accepted into professional schools,” he said. “In contrast, these students, as high school seniors, know that they are already in a professional school program. Without the pressure of professional school acceptance, these students are able to pursue their studies in a more meaningful manner.”
Dr. Thomas Shepherd, President of Ross University said, “We are pleased to be partnering with Fairleigh Dickinson University because we have welcomed a number of Fairleigh Dickinson graduates to Ross University over the years. Ross University is proud to make the relationship between the institutions official and look forward to continuing to work with these fine students.”