The mission of Xavier University School of Medicine is to prepare physicians to practice compassionate clinical medicine of the highest standard.
“Cultivating Great Minds for Primary Care 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. Located in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, the 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.
Our system-based courses are taught by distinguished doctors from the U.S. who are committed to teaching. The student to teacher ratio is 10:1, which provides students with an individualized learning environment. All labs and classrooms 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.
Many shopping malls, government offices and fast food restaurants are located within walking distance of school. The close proximity to the central bus station allows students 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 conditioning and is equipped with wireless technology throughout. Students are guaranteed secure 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.