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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, 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 health care practitioners in the United States and Canada. His reputation in developing academic institutions and his 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 will require physicians to be well educated, able to adapt to new technologies easily and quickly, yet can demonstrate compassionate support to each and every patient. He believed those were the capabilities that will define physicians in the 21st century.

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

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