Mission and Vision

The mission of Xavier University School of Medicine is to prepare physicians to practice compassionate primary care medicine of the highest standard. The Xavier trained physician shall be an excellent clinician and advocate for public health wherever they practice.

Educational Competencies/Objectives

  • The Science and Practice of Medicine:  The ability to apply scientific principles and knowledge for effective patient care
  • Clinical Competence:  Use of own learned knowledge, research, and proper technology to treat patients
  • The Social Context of Medicine:  Understanding of how social, behavioral, and economic factors can influence health and the health care system
  • Communication:  Explaining and sharing information with patients, their families, and fellow team members
  • Professionalism:  Judging situations in an ethical and critical manner to ensure that the correct steps are taken in each case
  • Lifelong Learning:  Actively pursue new knowledge even when deep into a career

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