With an eye towards the future, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and its 1,500 students, faculty and staff are making a new permanent home in Barbados. To celebrate, dignitaries, business leaders and other community stakeholders will gather for the grand opening of RUSM’s new campus in Barbados.
In addition to the build-out of the academic facilities at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, RUSM has also completed construction for a living community for students at The Villages at Coverley. With the help of the Barbados government, RUSM has established a busing cooperative with local transportation business owners to transport students between Coverley and the campus. To date, the construction projects have provided work for over 1,000 Bajans, and the annual economic impact of RUSM in Barbados is estimated to be between $55-$60 million.
RUSM is part of Adtalem’s medical and health care education vertical, which also includes American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine on Sint Maarten, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on St. Kitts, and Chamberlain University, one of the largest providers of nursing education in the United States.
What: RUSM Grand Opening Ceremony
When: Saturday, Jan. 5, 4 p.m. AST (Facebook livestream: http://www.pmo.gov.bb)
Where: RUSM Medical Sciences Campus at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, Barbados
Feature address by Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P.
Adtalem Global Education President and CEO, Lisa Wardell
Ross University School of Medicine Dean and Chancellor, William F. Owen, Jr., M.D., FACP
Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Hon. Santia Bradshaw, M.P.
About Ross University School of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, RUSM has more than 14,000 alumni and is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians. RUSM is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). For more information, please visit www.medical.rossu.edu.
About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions) American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.