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Who Are We?

Avalon University School of Medicine

At Avalon University School of Medicine, it is our duty to support the student in fulfilling his potential and realizing his dreams. You can count on us to do everything possible towards fulfilling your aspiration for a quality medical education.


Founded in 2003 in the Netherlands Antilles (now known as the Caribbean Netherlands), Avalon University School of Medicine (AUSOM) is a private medical school located in Willemstad, Curacao, in the Caribbean. It is a recognized Caribbean Medical School chartered and recognized by the Government of Curacao. This charter entitles AUSOM to grant a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to students who have successfully completed the medical school’s approved curriculum in medical education, which includes an emphasis on the medical licensing exams and being a competent practicing physician. It adopts a North American curriculum-based medical program and the graduates are geared for a career in medicine in the United States and Canada. AUSOM has taken all necessary steps to ensure that its’ graduates are eligible for U.S. and Canadian medical licensure, as its academic team and curriculum focus on the success of its student body. While emphasis is on student academic success, the administration also focuses on students’ personal needs to make sure both students and parents are comfortable and at ease. AUSOM’s faculty consists of professors who are qualified doctors with a great experience and knowledge of the basic sciences and medical practice, which makes them an integral part of the success of AUSOM graduates. The island of Curacao is one of the most developed and modern islands in the Caribbean, which allows AUSOM to conduct the medical program in an up-to-date and friendly environment. As a Caribbean medical school, our goal is to make sure that all students obtain a sufficient level of medical knowledge to understand the basic facts, concepts and principles essential to successful medical practice.

A student joining the Avalon University School of Medicine (AUSOM) will experience 360 degrees learning with an emphasis on student-centred instruction.


The Reason why I had choose AUSOM Coz of its peer tutoring and small classroom size and supportive faculty who helped me to achieve my dream.

Krishna Teja
The Basic Science that was thought on the island helped me to built the strong foundation in order to get a great mark in the Board exam and also helped me to carry the knowledge in to the clinical Study while doing the Clerkships in the AUSOM affiliated ACGME Hospitals.
Vinay Kumar
The clinical rotations offered at AUSOM are Strong ,they offer the rotations in the AUSOM affiliated ACGME Hospitals under the supervision of the programme Directors which helped me in shaping the medical career.
Jane Dowser