Diversity in Medical School

Diversity in Medical School

  • Apr 09, 2019
  • By Daniel Moses

The concept of diversity is more prevalent now than ever in our society, not only in the United States and Canada but globally as well. Being able to effectively work and communicate with people of different backgrounds and nationalities is essential in the medical world, in which time management is so important. One of the best ways to become comfortable and used to working in a diverse environment is by choosing to attend a medical school that places an emphasis on cultivating a diverse student body. At Xavier University School of Medicine, located on the Island of Aruba, we have students from almost every continent attend our university.


The world we live in today is becoming increasingly diverse. As a physician no matter what specialties you go into, you will likely have to help people of all different backgrounds on a day to day basis, and being able to effectively treat them is an invaluable skill that all doctors, physicians, nurses and anyone in the medical industry must possess. Attending a medical school that gives its students the chance to meet and interact with people that they may have never otherwise gotten the chance to can help them develop the skills necessary to becoming a successful and effective physician.


Diversity is an ever growing and essential part of the medical field in today’s world. At Xavier University School of Medicine we believe in creating a diverse environment for our students in order to provide them with the skills to be prepared for their post-graduate life.

Approval by New York State Education Department

Seal of the New York State Education DepartmentOn July 17th, 2020, the New York Board of Regents voted to approve Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba to place students in long-term clinical clerkship in New York State for 7 years. This is the longest term of approval that can be given to an International Medical School.

New York State Education Department approval allows:

• Xavier graduates to enter residency training in New York

• Xavier students to complete all 72 weeks of clinical training in New York teaching hospitals