Xavier University School of Medicine: Sunny, safe, and fully accredited

One of the finest medical schools in the Caribbean is also a remarkable value, as it features small class sizes, a new residential campus, and high residency match rates—all at an affordable price.
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The best value of any Caribbean medical school.

There are only eight Caribbean medical schools that are fully accredited and approved by New York State. As you can see below, Xavier is the best value of them all.

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Finance your future with great loans and scholarships.

Make the most of your experience with access to the MedInvest Private Student Loan Program and GI Bill. Additionally, interest-free payment plans are available for MD1—MD5 students.


Over 15 Scholarships Available

More than half of all new students received a scholarship in 2023

A practical and affordable path to your career as an MD

USMLE step 1
USMLE step 3
Clinical Sciences
Pre-Clinical Clerkship
Core Rotations
Clinical Sciences
USMLE Step 2
Elective Rotations
Completed in
Clinical Affiliate
Hospitals in the U.S.
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Clinical Affiliate
Hospitals in the U.S.

A practical and affordable path to your career as an MD

Xavier by the numbers


First-time pass rate on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam


Retention Rate of Xavier Students


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Top 10

Xavier was named one of the “Top 10 Caribbean Medical Schools” by Money Inc. Magazine (2019)


Xavier University School of Medicine (XUSOM) in Aruba is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). Xavier’s accreditation from ACCM runs through December 31, 2028. ACCM granted Xavier its initial accreditation in 2015 and granted an extension of this accreditation through 2028. This is required for students to take USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 and obtain residency. This accreditation also makes Xavier compliant with the forthcoming new ECFMG rule regarding accreditation, which will go into effect in 2023.

Xavier Start Dates

Spring 2023 Semester

January 9-10, 2023: New student move-in
January 11-13, 2023: New student orientation
January 16, 2023: First day of classes (new students)
April 21, 2023: Last day of classes

Summer 2023 Semester

May 8-9, 2023: New student move-in
May 10-12, 2023: New student orientation
May 15, 2023: First day of classes (new students)
August 18, 2023: Last day of classes

Fall 2023 Semester

September 4-5, 2023: New student move-in
September 6-8, 2023: New student orientation
September 11, 2023: First day of classes (new students)
December 15, 2023: Last day of classes

Spring 2024 Semester

January 8-9, 2024: New student move-in
January 10-12, 2024: New student orientation
January 15, 2024: First day of classes (new students)
April 19, 2024: Last day of classes

Our students and alumni speak for themselves