Message From The President

Welcome to Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba. Our program is designed to create 21st century physicians who are well-trained, knowledgeable, have the appropriate skills, and are compassionate. The medical curriculum at Xavier University School of Medicine is highly integrated, system-based, and flexible to assist students to learn the art and science of medicine. Our sole purpose is to prepare you well for the future challenges and gain essential training to thrive in modern health care environments. The path you have chosen is an arduous one. However, we will provide you with all the learning opportunities and tools you will need to succeed. At your disposal, you will have an ever-growing list of hospital affiliations and access to world class minds in medicine. You will be constantly assessed, and through these assessments, you will gain confidence in yourself. You will be prepared for all the obstacles that lie before you. You will definitely succeed if you are committed and put in the hard work every day.

You have joined us at a very special time. Xavier University School of Medicine has been undergoing positive changes for the past 10 years and we are now seeing incredible progress. We have secured accreditation from two world-renowned accrediting bodies and this is just the beginning.

We promise to provide you with all the help necessary to realize your dreams to serve humanity.

Ravishankar Bhooplapur


June 2018

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