Our mission is to be enable our students to get the most out of their education here at John F. Kennedy University School of Medicine, reaching beyond their textbooks and examinations and becoming well rounded professionals and human beings. It is finding the balance between didactic learning and personal experiences that can make you not only a better student, but also a better future physician. Upon the successful completion of our four (04) year degree of Medical Doctor (M.D.). We also offer a Pre-Medical Program to the students whose qualification doesn’t meet the criteria of primary admission to our Medical Program as a bridge program. The PreMedical program will be taught over three (3) semesters. After its successful completion, students will be eligible to get the admission into our M.D. Program.
Our vision is to engage larger communities nationally and internationally whereby students can engage in outreach programs to reduce health inequality in under-served populations. Our core vision is to help students reach their full potential and become qualified physicians and exceptional leaders in the field of medicine.
JFK University School of Medicine has some advantages over other medical schools that should be considered before making your final decision. We are trusted by hundreds of current students and alumni at JFK and authorized by the Government of Curacao and other Medical Science
Authorities such as the Netherlands and Indian medical authorities. Our philosophy for education believes that students are best taught medicine in large spaces, with one-on-one instruction in a didactic setting, and with a promise in providing an education equivalent to that of medical schools in the United States and Canada along with small class sizes and cohorts.
The JFK University School of Medicine is partnered with Maharishi University of Management and the Walden University. Students can enroll in 2nd degree program or MD/MS/MPH or doctoral program. Students in dual degree program qualify for federal and private loans. Canadian students can also enroll in these programs throughout the year. Clinical transfers are also encouraged to apply or get the federal private loans.
Where We are Located
John F. Kennedy University School of Medicine is located on the beautiful Island of Curacao. The island’s specific geographic location outside the hurricane belt and stagnant arid temperatures provides students with security and stability that they will have continued education regardless of in-climate weather. Students will have access to an island not only filled with exciting possibilities in their education but also an island life experience like no other with spectacular views and natural beaches to explore when students are in need of some downtime. This is a great place to prevent burnout with limitless possibilities to explore the island.
Our university was established with the sole purpose of preparing highly dedicated students to become effective and successful physicians. We do this by primarily imparting the knowledge, skills, and core values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physicians of the future. JFK University School of Medicine is listed in the FAIMER International Medical Education Directory (IMED) under the FAIMER ID i.e. F0003392. It is also enlisted by the World Directory of Medical Schools(WDOMS) and approved by the Government of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles to bestow the degree of Doctor of Medicine upon students who fulfill the School’s admission requirements and complete the prescribed curriculum. The JFK University School of Medicine is also enlisted by the Medical Council of India (MCI).