Xavier University School of Medicine
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Xavier University School of Medicine (XUSOM) was founded in 2004 and is chartered by the government of Aruba with authorization by the Ministry of Education of Aruba. Located in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, 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.
Many shopping malls, government offices and fast food restaurants are located within walking distance of the campus. 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 with over 125,000 square feet of space. 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.
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 campus in Aruba. 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.
Xavier University School of Medicine is listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and in the WHO's AVICENNA Directory for medicine. It is chartered by the government of Aruba. It is provisionally accredited by the CAAM-HP from 2013-2015. In 2015, Xavier University was approved by the Kingdom of Jordan
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