Linkage Agreements

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) Linkage

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine* located in St. Kitts reserves 3 seats (up to 30 days before the start of each cycle) for each application start (September, January and May) for Duquesne University students enrolled in the PMHPP (Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate).  Total time in St. Kitts is 3 years and 4 months.  Students then return to either one of the 22 US clinical affiliates or 5 international clinical affiliates to complete their training.

Minimum Application Requirements

•Overall GPA of at least a 3.2
•Minimum 3.0 in all RUSVM pre-requisite courses
•No F, D or D- grade in any RUSVM pre-requisite course
•A score in the 25th percentile or better in each category of the GRE
•Other minimum admissions requirements required of all other RUSVM students as set forth in

Students are required to have all pre-requisite courses done (with the exception of one that could still be in progress) at the time of application.

For Post-Baccalaureate students, undergraduate grades will count towards the overall and science calculations.  Students have the option to apply either via VMCAS or directly through the Ross website, but VMCAS GPA calculation rules will still apply.  Students are required to obtain a letter of endorsement from the PMHPP to be included with their Ross application. Applicants interested in this program must still meet the minimum admission standards for the PB-PMHPP Certificate.

"Perks" for RUSVM Linkage Agreement

  • RUSVM will allow students to apply to other schools during the same application cycle.  This is not an exclusive linkage.
  • RUSVM will give waive application fees for eligible individuals who apply, except where prohibited by law.
  • RUSVM will also give priority consideration for available scholarships to eligible individuals admitted to RUSVM who qualify.



*Admission requirements are subject to change at the discretion of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and are outside the control of the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs. This is a competitive program, and an interview and/or acceptance cannot be guaranteed by Duquesne University. Final acceptance is at the sole discretion of RUSVM.