The mission of USESOM is to develop skilled and compassionate physicians, through innovative educational approaches in conventional and complementary health sciences, to serve the expanding global need for comprehensive, quality health care.
The University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine represents a dynamic collaboration between a growing cadre of veteran medical educators richly experienced in mentoring U.S. and international medical students throughout all phases of education and clinical training. We share the precept that the time has come for the world medical community to broaden its viewpoint beyond state and national borders to embrace a more inclusive, global perspective on teaching and healthcare delivery.
“There are few more valuable professional assets than a medical degree.”
A Spirit of Collaboration
Our deans and faculty are drawn from leadership positions in the U.S. and world medical academic mainstreams. We are extraordinarily sensitive to the unique needs, prerogatives and challenges of international medical students. We have years of experience overseeing international students’ seamless transition into mainstream clinical training, research and practice opportunities.
The tangible rewards are great. The intangible rewards are priceless. A medical degree confers a measure of pride, respect and flexibility unprecedented in other professions.
The successful practice of medicine today is a team effort hence the culture of medical education should foster a spirit of collaboration rather than rivalry. We encourage constructive group process and supportive student to student and student to faculty relations at all times – both Medical students who lead balanced lives are more likely to be successful students and future physicians than those who put their lives on hold for four years.
We welcome applications from students with families, as well as from friends and colleagues who wish to matriculate at Sint Eustatius at the same time and pursue their pre-clinical and clinical training together.