Mission and vision of the MD program


The mission of Xavier University School of Medicine at Aruba 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 in whatever country they practice. The Xavier trained physician shall also have an inquiring, scientifically trained mind ready to identify and propose solutions to fundamental questions in the mechanisms, prevention and treatment of disease, as well as the social and economic consequences of the health care decisions that are made.



“We have laid our foundation: Now we will rise and grow beyond.”


As we imagine Xavier’s future, the new building was key, and we began the Vision Statement with a metaphorical nod to the potential that construction holds for our medical school’s growth. We acknowledge the 15 years of hard work that has given Xavier a foundation to achieve unprecedented growth in the future. The theme of “grow beyond” guided our development of Strategic Priorities and goals.