Xavier University School of Medicine
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 to confer the Doctor of Medicine degree. Located in Oranjestad, the capital and largest city in Aruba.
The campus itself is a facility with over 125,000 square feet of space. The entire facility has central air condition and is equipped with wireless technology. Additional premedical campuses are located in Jordan, Jenin and India.
The MD Program at XUSOM 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 concentrate on the traditional (integrated) 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 total curriculum for clinical rotations is 72 weeks, including 48 weeks of core clinical rotations, 24 weeks of elective rotations, and 12 weeks of hospital rotations (sub-internships).
Xavier University School of Medicine is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS). Xavier University School of Medicine is chartered by the government of Aruba. Xavier University School of Medicine is also provisionally accredited by the CAAM-HP and the ACCM of Ireland and approved by the Kingdom of Jordan.