OFFICIAL NAME: Xavier University School of Medicine Foundation a non-profit organization under the laws of Aruba
LOCATION: Medical Campus - Oranjestad, Aruba, Netherlands (Dutch) Antilles
CLINICAL ROTATIONS: U.S.A.
NORTH AMERICAN ADMISSIONS OFFICE: Woodbury, New York, U.S.A.
DIRECTED BY: A 5 member Board of Directors
CAMPUS: Approximately 250,000 sq. ft. of teaching and laboratory space
STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO: 12 to 1
TEACHING FACULTY COMPOSITION: MD, PhD, PsyD, PharmD, MBBS and DDS
AVERAGE PRE-CLINICAL CLASS SIZE: 25
AVERAGE CLINICAL MEDICINE CLASS SIZE: Varies
ACADEMIC UNITS: Credit hours and weeks
COMMUNITY SERVICE: The XUSOM at Aruba performs more than 1,000 community man hours each year.
CURRICULUM: US based curriculum heavily weighted with USMLE style of questions.
GRADING SCALE: Honors, Pass, Fail
The Xavier University School of Medicine at Aruba was founded to train students in the art of medicine using a US based curriculum. The entire focus of our program is to ensure students receive the knowledge they need to successfully enter residencies in the United States as competent physicians.
The biggest challenge medical students' face in medical school is passing their United States Medical Licensure Examinations, (USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2). These exams must be successfully completed before applying to residency. Our basic science curriculum is USMLE-based. The Xavier University School of Medicine at Aruba has numerous ACGME clinical clerkships sites; all of which take place in the United States.
While in the US, students are required to attend USMLE board review with KAPLAN. Students are also required to attend grand rounds, didactics and other educational programs. Our USMLE based basic science curriculum combined with our strong US based clinical programs, ensures that all our students are prepared to successfully negotiate their USMLE Step exams.
For thirty years, the United States governing medical body has permitted citizens or residents from the United States and Canada, who train abroad and meet the requirements, to enter the U.S. residency training system.
We are confident in what we do and we are here to help you realize your dream of becoming a physician and practicing on the United States.