Our integrated curriculum is taught by distinguished faculty from the U.S. who are committed to teaching. All labs and classrooms have state of the art equipment. Human cadavers are used for anatomical dissections. Students receive clinical experience from day 1 at the local hospital in Aruba.

Xavier’s curriculum is modeled after the U.S. system-based integrated curriculum. It includes concentrated academic and clinical study, with an emphasis on preparing you for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).

As a prerequisite to enter residency training program in the USA, all U.S., Canadian, and International medical graduates must pass USMLE Step 2 Communication Skills (USMLE Step 2 CS) examination. Most medical schools in the U.S. and Canada use standardized/simulated patients and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to prepare students for the skills tested on this exam. Xavier is one of few schools in the Caribbean to establish a structured SP program and OSCE laboratory to train its students for step 2 CS , beginning first semester in the medical program.


Our faculty includes professors and lecturers from around the world who have worked in a variety of academic settings and hospitals. This provides students with opportunities to learn from the range of experiences their instructors have had.

Pre-Med Program/Curriculum

Xavier offers a 5.5 year program for students who wish to enter medical school straight from high school. These students have 1.5 years of pre-med courses that will prepare them for entry into Xavier’s medical program upon completion of all pre-med requirements.

Basic Science 

Students complete the first part of their education over the course of 2 years on the Xavier campus in Aruba. In Basic Science, students build their knowledge base that will serve them throughout the rest of their medical career.

Clinical Science

Our clinical rotations are held in world-renowned hospitals all over the U.S. During these clinical rotations, students work directly with doctors and hospital staff to conduct physical examinations, take a patient history, present cases, and attend workshops, conferences and rounds.

Academic Calendar 


The commencement ceremony for the class of 2018 will take place on Saturday, June 16th at the D’Angelo Center at St. John’s University.

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