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The Ross University School of Medicine celebrates its new home in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 5, 2019 – Today, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and President and CEO of Adtalem Global Education, Lisa Wardell, joined with dignitaries, business leaders and other interested parties of the community for the grand opening of the new campus of the Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in Barbados. With classes starting on Monday, January 7, the opening program celebrates the beginning of the semester and a new permanent home for RUSM in Barbados.

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"The Government and the people of Barbados extend a warm welcome to the students, faculty and staff of Ross University to their new home on our island, "said Prime Minister Mottley, thanking all the people involved in ensuring that the new campus was completed in a timely manner. "We expect mutually satisfactory interactions between the members of RUSM and the many Barbadians with whom they will come into daily contact through housing, transportation, commercial or recreational activities." The Prime Minister expressed the hope that visitors "Take advantage of opportunities to immerse themselves in our culture."

Ms. Mottley added: "The Barbados partnership with Adtalem Global Education is in fact a valuable element in the drive of this country to expand its reach in the area of ​​educational tourism."

"We are very pleased to launch the next chapter in the history of RUSM in a strong partnership with the Barbados community," said Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of Adtalem. "I am deeply grateful to Prime Minister Mottley and his cabinet for their responsive and solution-oriented approach to help ensure a successful opening of RUSM in just five months. This experience makes it clear that Barbados is the right place for Adtalem to offer high quality educational programs and invest for the future. We look forward to partnering with Prime Minister Mottley while continuing to establish Barbados as a center of medical education in the region. "

In addition to the construction of academic facilities at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center, RUSM has also completed the construction of a living community for students at The Villages at Coverley, and with the help of the Barbados government, RUSM has established a bus cooperative with local transportation business owners to transport students between Coverley and the campus. the date, construction projects have provided work to more than 1,000 Bajans, and the annual economic impact of RUSM in Barbados is estimated at between $ 55 and $ 60 million.

"The Ministry Education receives Ross and the Adtalem family with open arms in Barbados. privilege that an accredited private medical school joins our academic fraternity, "said the Minister of Education, Technology and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw. "While the economic impact may be evident, their commitment to collaborative research and development together with our local tertiary institutions aligns with our strategic objective of providing broader access to allied health programs. The Ross University School of Medicine will undoubtedly help Barbados advance in the modernization of community health care; while at the same time, it becomes a stronger competitor in the field of global health care. The convergence of this partnership brings enthusiasm and opportunities to which we can look with hope and high expectations. "

" At RUSM we are dedicated to the quality of our academic programs, and we are proud of call us members of the Barbados community, "said William F. Owen, Jr. MD, FACP, RUSM, Rector and Rector." We look forward to collaborating with medical and educational institutions in Barbados and developing deep relationships with the Barbados community. "

Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the 14,000 RUSM alumni practice medicine throughout North America and in all specialties, including a high percentage of graduates entering the field of medicine. primary care in high demand, RUSM is part of the medical education and health care section of Adtalem, which also includes the School of Medicine of the American University of the Caribbean in San Martin, the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Ross in St. Kitts and the University of Chamberlain, one of the largest providers of nursing education in the United States.

About the Ross University School of Medicine

The Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider based in the United States. The purpose of the organization 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 qualified physicians. RUSM is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). For more information please visit


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 of the S & P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading provider of global education and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio y Wyden), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Asociación de Specialists certified against money laundering, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information please visit


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