Xavier University School of Medicine (XUSOM) also reffered to as Xavier medical school Aruba by many was founded in year 2005 and is chartered by the government of Aruba with authorization by the Ministry of Education of Aruba.
Xavier Medical school is Located in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. As one of the Caribbean medical school’s, its students are provided with a safe and secure atmosphere to focus on their studies.
Oranjestad as the largest city in Aruba, it can easily be reached by direct flights from any part of the world the world.
Xavier Medical school U.S. based courses are taught by highly skilled and experience 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 laboratories and classrooms in Xavier school of medicine 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.
With Many shopping malls, government offices and fast food restaurants located within walking distance of the Caribbean medical school makes it easy for students to have their fun while studying.
Furheremore, the medical schools closeness 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.
Xavier Medical school Curriculum
Xavier offers two main medical programs;
- The Pre-med Program and
- The MD program.
Xavier pre med program
The Pre-med program is a five-and-a-half-year program that is arraged for fresh high school students or for students who have not completed all of their pre-requisites.
Newly enrolled student will take pre med courses for a year and half at the Aruba campus. After the completion of the pre med courses for 1 year and half, the students will be transferred to the MD program.
Xavier Medical school MD program
The MD program at XMS runs for over four calendar years. During the first two years of the program, it covers the basic sciences. Students study at the university’s campus in Aruba.
Then during the last two years, which will cover the clinical sciences, students move on to clinical clerkships at the university’s affiliated hospitals in the United States.
The first two years at Xavier Medical school will concentrate on the traditional basic sciences discipline. Also in the integral part of the first two years is laboratory experiences along with small group discussions designed for systems-based learning and early integration of basic sciences into the clinical experience.
Furheremore, the basic science courses use didactic lectures, laboratory instruction, supplemental instruction, case-based learning, question-based reviews, small-group tutorials, and computer-assisted instruction.
The total Xavier Medical school Aruba curriculum is
- Clinical rotations 76 weeks
- including 12 weeks of Research and Intro to Clinical Medicine,
- 44 weeks of core rotations, and
- 20 weeks of elective rotations.
Xavier Medical school Aruba Tuition fees
As one of the best schools for medical studies in US, Xavier Medical school has put it on themselves to provide quality and affordable tuition fees. Not like other medical schools , there are very considerate of their students.
Xavier Medical school Aruba Basic Science Program
Tuition and Fees per Semester $12,100
Tuition and Fees for Semester $12,700
Total Basic Science (1-6) Cost $73,200
Xavier Medical school Aruba Clinical Science Program tuition fees
Tuition and Fees Semester 1 (18 weeks) $20,700
Tuition and Fees Semester 2 (18 weeks) $20,700
Tuition and Fees Semester 3 (20 weeks) $23,000
Tuition and Fees Semester 4 (12 weeks) $13,800
Tuition and Fees Semester 5 (8 weeks) $9,200
Total Clinical Science Cost (76 weeks) $87,400
MD Program cost at Xavier Medical school
Total cost $160,600
Pre Med program Tuition fees
Tuition and Fees per Semester $5,900
Total Program Cost $23,600
Total Cost for Pre-Med and MD Program $184,200
Xavier Medical school contact details
- Location: Santa Helenastraat #23Oranjestad, ArubaDutch Caribbean
- Phone: 011-297-588-7766, 011-297-588-6222
- Location: 1000 Woodbury Road, Suite 109Woodbury, NY 11797United States
- Phone: 516-333-2224, 516-921-1070
Xavier Medical school website