A charter serves as the official governmental permission for a medical school and its faculty to teach the art and science of medicine, and operate in that designated country.
Xavier University School of Medicine at Aruba (XUSOM at Aruba) is independently chartered by the Government of Aruba of the Dutch Antilles.
International Medical Education Directory (IMED)
International Medical Education Directory (IMED) is a division of the United States of America's Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). An international medical school is now required to be recognized by IMED in order for their student and graduates to apply and sit for the United States Medical License Examination (USMLE). Previous to the introduction of IMED, a medical school had to be recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) for these same privileges. IMED listing is also a requirement for medical licensure in certain states, independent of WHO recognition.
Students and graduates of XUSOM at Aruba are eligible to sit for any step of the USMLE, in fulfillment of the ECFMG Certification requirements for a U.S. residency.
NOTE - the XUSOM at Aruba IMED listing is also recognized by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for certification and eligibility for medical licensure
World Health Organization (WHO)
A medical school's recognition and enlistment in the WHO's World Directory of Medical Schools is still required by certain state medical boards for medical licensure. This enlistment is no longer required for an international medical student or graduates participation in the USMLE.
XUSOM at Aruba has been approved by the WHO, and will be listed in the next edition of updates to the WHO's World Directory of Medical Schools.
Medical residency training is required of all medical doctors in order to be eligible to apply for medical licensure to practice medicine in the United States. ECFMG Certification is required of all international medical graduates to be able to start medical residency training in the United States.
Educational Commission for the Foreign Medical Graduate
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685 USA
Telephone: (215) 386-5900
Fax: (215) 386-9196
Federation of State Medical Boards
PO Box 619850
Dallas, TX 75261-9850
Telephone: (817) 868-4000 W: www.fsmb.org
Fax: (817) 868-4099
Graduates of XUSOM at Aruba are eligible to sit for MCCEE, QE Parts I and II, and application for the LMCC.
For more information regarding Canadian medical licensure, please visit the official website for Medical Council of Canada (MCC), or request for more information by contacting the MCC as follows:
Medical Council of Canada
100 - 2283 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa ON Canada K1G 5A2
Medical Council of Canada
PO Box 8234 Stn T
Ottawa ON Canada K1G 3H7
Telephone: (613) 521-6012
Fax: (613) 521-9417
In order for graduates of XUSOM to practice medicine in the island country of Aruba, the graduate must meet the standard eligibility criteria for medical licensure in Aruba.
XUSOM at Aruba is chartered and recognized by the Island Government of Aruba. Graduates of at XUSOM Aruba are eligible to apply for medical licensure and practice medicine in Aruba upon meeting all standard medical licensure criteria and requirement.
Our accreditations set us apart from other international medical schools and ensure that your degree is valuable world-wide.