Students who pursue pre-med coursework are training for their further education in the medical field. In addition to a focus on scientific studies such as biology and organic chemistry, this area of study generally lays the groundwork for many different careers in medicine.
This country adopted the Dutch education system, which is divided into three basic levels with the highest level being the university level. Lately the country upgraded five colleges to fully university levels with an aim of accommodating even international students who may wish to study in Aruba.
Xavier University School of Medicine offers a program where high school graduates receive pre-Med classes that will prepare them to enter into medical program without fir
Xavier University School of Medicine offers a program where high school graduates receive pre-Med classes that will prepare them to enter into medical program without first obtaining a bachelors degree.
FOR 5 1/2 YEAR MD PROGRAM (to begin in the Pre-Medical Program @ Aruba)
High School Diploma
Cumulative GPA: 3.0 - SAT: 1200 (old system) 1800 (new system) or ACT 26 - TOEFL: 231 (for other than USA, UK, or Canadian students)
IELTS: 6.0 (for other than USA, UK, or Canadian students)
For those students who have no reservations about their career path and are clear about their choice to pursue a career in medicine, this program is ideal.
The initial four semesters focus on pre-medical studies to fully prepare these students to enter the pre-clinical MD program at Xavier University School of Medicine. After completing the initial four semesters, the student then joins the MD program, completes the pre-clinical and clinical rotations, and remains a qualified candidate for medical licensure in the US....