Xavier University School of Medicine
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|Xavier University School of Medicine|
The medical sciences training program at Xavier is delivered over four calendar years. During the first two years, which cover the basic sciences, students study at the university's Aruba campus. During the last two years, which cover the clinical sciences, students move on to clinical clerkships at the university's affiliated hospitals in the United States.
The first two years of medical sciences concentrate on the traditional basic sciences discipline. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of these first two years, along with small group discussions designed for problem-based learning and early integration of basic sciences into the clinical experience. The basic science courses use didactic lectures, laboratory instruction, supplemental instruction, case-based learning, question-based reviews, small-group tutorials, peer teaching and computer-assisted instruction. The university encourages students to find their way of learning and provides many tools to assist.
The total curriculum for clinical rotations is 72 weeks, including 48 weeks of core clinical clerkships and 24 weeks of elective clerkships.
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