About UMHS /

    UMHS Legacy

    Our founder

    Dr. Robert Ross (1917-2011) had a lifetime of expertise in the area of medical education. As the founder and former owner of one of the largest and most prestigious Caribbean medical schools, Robert Ross brought a wealth of experience, knowledge, and resources to offer you the best education possible.

    Dr. Ross (center), with his wife, Anne, and son, Warren.

    Dr. Ross (center), with his wife, Anne, and son, Warren, at the UMHS inauguration ceremony.

    A man ahead of his time

    Dr. Ross was a benefactor—because he continued to address the growing need for qualified healthcare practitioners in the United States and Canada. His reputation in developing academic institutions and dedication to excellence were known worldwide. In 2007, he founded the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS).

    Dr. Ross was an innovator—by using technology and the latest teaching techniques to provide an academic institution dedicated to excellence. The state-of-the-art classrooms are conducive to large and small-group instruction with a focus on problem-based learning. The 11,000-square-foot technologically advanced anatomy lab is comparable to the best laboratories in the United States. The university also has a 24-bed virtual hospital ward that utilizes human simulators. Here, students can integrate clinical skills with basic science knowledge early in their training.

    Dr. Ross was an idealist—because he saw a rapidly changing medical profession that would require physicians to be well educated, able to adapt to new technologies easily and quickly, yet can demonstrate compassionate support to every patient. He believed those were the capabilities that would define physicians in the 21st century.

    Dr. Robert Ross leaves a lasting legacy for every student and graduate. He will be missed!