Xavier University School of Medicine

Introduction

Xavier University School of Medicine (XUSOM) was founded in 2005 and is chartered by the government of Aruba with authorization by the Ministry of Education of Aruba. Located in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, the Caribbean medical school's students are provided with a safe and secure atmosphere to focus on their studies. As the largest city in Aruba, Oranjestad can easily be reached by direct flights from all over the world.

Our U.S. based courses are taught by distinguished doctors from the U.S. who are committed to teaching. The Caribbean medical school's student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1, which provides students with an individualized learning environment. All labs and classrooms have state of the art equipment, including LCD projectors, charts and anatomy museums. Plasticized human cadavers are used for teaching and dissection. Anatomical dissections are performed at the Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital, the local hospital in Aruba.

Many shopping malls, government offices and fast food restaurants are located within walking distance of the Caribbean medical school. The close proximity to the central bus station allows student's easy access to all parts of the island.

The campus itself is a newly renovated, modern facility comprised of over 125,000 square feet. The entire facility has central air condition and is equipped with wireless technology throughout. Students are guaranteed secured access to the campus at all times, as XUSOM has nighttime and weekend security officers on site. The campus encompasses a vibrant multicultural atmosphere where all students feel accepted and comfortable.

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Nursing

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Aruba Oranjestad

Our BSN Nursing program allows students to earn a three year accelerated Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing at our Caribbean medical school. The BSN program of nursing complements the Caribbean medical school and helps meet the local, regional, and global need for highly trained, compassionate nurses. [+]

Our BSN Nursing program allows students to earn a three year accelerated Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing at our Caribbean medical school.

The BSN program of nursing complements the Caribbean medical school and helps meet the local, regional, and global need for highly trained, compassionate nurses. In addition to alleviating a critical nursing shortage, graduates of Xavier's BSN program are also able to use their education to achieve leadership roles in providing and improving healthcare through effective communication.

The BSN program integrates a minimum of 58 semester hours of liberal arts educational programming that includes natural sciences and mathematics, communications, socio-behavioral science, and humanities. The mission of XUSOM's School of Nursing is to prepare baccalaureate-educated registered nurses (RN) who will then provide compassionate services, delivering the highest standard of safe nursing care to individuals, families, and communities.... [-]


M.D.

MD program

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Aruba Oranjestad

Students enrolled in our MD program will take part in two years of pre-clinical courses and clinical training that will prepare them to enter a residency program. [+]

Students enrolled in our MD program will take part in two years of pre-clinical courses and clinical training that will prepare them to enter a residency program in the U.S.

4 Year MD Program

All applicants applying for the 4 Year MD Program are required to finish at least 2 academic years & 90 credit hours of undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, including the following subjects: - (8 credit hours) of Inorganic or General Chemistry (with labs) - (8 credit hours) of Organic Chemistry (with labs) - (8 credit hours) of General Biology (with labs) - (8 credit hours) of Physics (with labs) - (6 credit hours) of English - (8 credit hours) of Pre-Calculus/Calculus.

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Pre-Med and MD program

Campus Full time 11 semesters September 2018 Aruba Oranjestad

Xavier University School of Medicine offers a program where high school graduates receive pre-Med classes that will prepare them to enter into medical program without first obtaining a bachelors degree. [+]

Xavier University School of Medicine offers a program where high school graduates receive pre-Med classes that will prepare them to enter into medical program without first obtaining a bachelors degree.

FOR 5 1/2 YEAR MD PROGRAM (to begin in the Pre-Medical Program @ Aruba) High School Diploma Cumulative GPA: 3.0 - SAT: 1200 (old system) 1800 (new system) or ACT 26 - TOEFL: 231 (for other than USA, UK, or Canadian students) IELTS: 6.0 (for other than USA, UK, or Canadian students)

For those students who have no reservations about their career path and are clear about their choice to pursue a career in medicine, this program is ideal.

The initial four semesters focus on pre-medical studies to fully prepare these students to enter the pre-clinical MD program at Xavier University School of Medicine. After completing the initial four semesters, the student then joins the MD program, completes the pre-clinical and clinical rotations, and remains a qualified candidate for medical licensure in the US.... [-]