Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao

Avalon university school of medicine is a private medical school that is located in the Caribbean. It was previously known as Xavier University School of Medicine. It was established in 2003 in Bonaire but later relocated to Curacao. Upon its relocation it changed its name to Avalon University School of Medicine to differentiate itself from another university with the same name. Administrative offices for the university are located in Youngstown, Ohio.

The Doctor of Medicine curriculum takes 4 years. Basic Science courses for first- and second-year students are studied in the Curacao campus. For orientation in clinical studies, overview of US residency application and preparation for the USMLE 1 exams, third year students attend an 8-week course in Youngstown, Ohio at the admissions office.

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 2003

University Type: Private University

Number of International Students: Not Available

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Hot all year round

Yearly Tuition Fee: 9.8 Lakh

Eligibility: IELTS Exams

ECFMG Approval: Approved

Last Date to Apply: Before January 2021

University Introduction:

The university is accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and other Health professions, and Accreditation Commission of Colleges of Medicine. It is on the Canadian Governments list of Designated Educational Institutions. It is chartered by the government of Curacao to offer an MD degree. It is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, Medical Council of India and is recognized by the Medical Council of Canada. Graduates from Avalon University are committed to patient safety and public health while maintaining the highest standards of ethical behavior and professionalism required for medical practice.


Courses offered include Pre-Med program, MD program and Graduate renewal program.

Campus Life:

The school has a Student Government Association. It is a student run organization that is in charge of representing medical students and offers assistance with school related matters. It serves as a means of communication between students and faculty. It is in charge of providing entertainment activities throughout the semester. Some of the activities include culture shows, volleyball and tennis tournaments, talent shows, and trips to the beach. 


University provides accommodation.

Why Should I Study at Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao?

  • Students who excel in their USMLE exam spend 18 months in the United States for clinical clerkships.
  • The school’s mission is to prepare competent physicians, who can serve communities locally and around the world.
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