Medical School Affiliations

The Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) is a 15-week program offered by Adtalem Global Education. The program’s dual mission is to provide students from diverse backgrounds with additional academic preparation to foster their success in medical school, and to help determine the readiness of these students to meet the demands of a fast-paced and rigorous medical school curriculum.

At present, MERP is limited exclusively to students who have been conditionally accepted by Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) or American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). Each of these medical schools has a linkage with MERP that allows students who complete the MERP program successfully to matriculate to the medical school that has granted them conditional acceptance.

The Medical Education Readiness Program is operated, as a free standing single program institution, located in Miramar, Florida; wholly owned by Adtalem Global Education, one of the world’s largest providers of education services. MERP operates independently of any medical school, with its own administration, instructors and staff.


The purpose of the Medical Education Readiness Program is to prepare prospective students to be successful as a medical student. Students accepted into this program are not being admitted into medical school, and will not be awarded any kind of degree or credential other than a certificate of completion. However, we believe that students who successfully complete the program will be prepared for the challenge of medical school.