First (1st ) Semester Credit Hours
Gross and Developmental Anatomy I 9
Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine4
Histology and Cell Biology6
Introduction to Study of Medicine2
Doctor Patient I 2
Second (2nd ) Semester Credit Hours
Gross And Developmental Anatomy II9
Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine10
Third (3rd) Semester Credit Hours
Medical Psychology and Ethics6
Clinical Pathological Correlation2
Patient Doctor II2
Clinical Hospital Orientation16*
Fourth (4th) Semester Credit Hours
Introduction to Clinical Medicine and Physical Diagnosis I8
Fifth (5th) Semester Credit Hours
Introduction to Clinical Medicine and Physical Diagnosis II18
* is Student Hours
Core Primary Care Rotations (48 Weeks)Weeks
Elective Rotations (24 Weeks)Credit Hours
Starting in the January 2013 semester, Xavier University School of Medicine will be starting a new systems based approach in the curriculum for all new students. The curriculum can be viewed by clicking here.
Xavier University School of Medicine at Aruba's accelerated program groups four academic years of medical education into slightly less than 4 years, without compromising the total number of hours credited or clinical exposure. Twenty months of pre-clinical courses in biomedical sciences are combined with Clinical Board Series utilizing patient and physician educators to maximize the experience for each student.
This is followed by 72 weeks of clinical opportunities in core and elective clerkships, as well as clinical research. The curriculum has sufficient flexibility for students to do extensive research, pursue advanced degrees, participate in special tracks or explore other avenues of professional growth.
Unique to the XUSOM at Aruba curriculum is its 5th semester program. This semester takes place on our main campus on the island of Aruba. During this semester students will cover:
This semester prepares our students for USMLE Step 1 and a smooth transition into clinical medicine in the United States. The student gains valuable knowledge during this time and a clear comprehension of the health care system and post-graduate medical training in the United States.