The Princeton Review Joins With Ross University School of Medicine To Design New
Medical School Course
New York, NY, May 14, 2002, --The Princeton Review (Nasdaq:REVU), a leading provider of test preparation and admissions
services, has announced a contract with Ross University School of Medicine to develop a medical school course to equip Ross
students with a strong foundation for clinical learning and to enhance their performance on the US Medical Licensing
Examination (USMLE) Step 1.
The contract, which is worth nearly $1.5 million over a two-year period, represents one of the largest sales for The Princeton
Review for programs offered under the umbrella of graduate medical school course offerings. The new course, Ross
University's Basic Medical Science Integration course (BMSI), will help students develop a more complete understanding of the
interrelationships between basic science disciplines and their application to clinical problem solving. Clinical vignettes, available
over the Internet, have been designed to help sharpen students' problem-solving skills. The course offers 120 hours of
classroom instruction, along with over 80 interactive internet-based lessons, as well as text providing a review of basic science
"We view the relationship with Ross University as a marriage between The Princeton Review online and classroom content with
that of a classic medical school. To accomplish that, we've redesigned the content of our USMLE course to help Ross students
develop their core strengths as well as achieve their full professional potential as physicians," said John Katzman, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of The Princeton Review.
Ross University School of Medicine has graduated more than 3,200 physicians since its founding in 1978. As part of its
program, students complete a four-semester basic science curriculum at the school's Dominica, West Indies campus, followed
by six semesters of clinical science studies in United States teaching hospitals. Ninety-six percent (96%) of Ross graduates
currently practice in the United States.
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