Swathi Chockalingam is a diligent student with a contagious smile and positive vibe.. Her passion for reading continues with mystery novels. Her flair and affinity towards language extends to other languages like French and Tamil. An attitude to always remain open to correction, with a determination to excel has led Swathi to a meritorious performance in the 4 years of schooling.
Her proclivity towards arts was exposed as she pursued classical music –vocal Carnatic for over eight years and has taken part in live concerts, including Thyagarajar, held once in a year –which is a prestigious occasion for the musicians (as only exceptional singers get a chance to take part in the concert). As a person interested in mind games, Swathi had put her manipulative skills to test in Chess and won 3 matches out of 5 in a chess competition. Her interest in Robotics had taken her to the National level FTC (First Tech Challenge) where she won the “think award” for the Best engineering notebook (which she had created for her team).
Swathi has never missed an opportunity to serve others, be it individual interests or the society.. She was part of the Eco club team which raised funds for installing air purifying plants all around the school campus. Actively contributed as a member of the team, which was instrumental in adopting a local school to provide better facilities for the inmates. She participated in the Coimbatore marathon, which aimed to raise funds for cancer treatment and create awareness about cancer; was also involved in a rally to raise awareness on abortion of female foeticide.
Her administrative skills were commendable as a team member of Food stall committee for school fests and as a Director of the Secretariat committee which hosted SIMUN.
Swathi’s good communication skills gave her some cherishable moments. She was one of the students who had been fortunate to attend a meeting with the U.S counsellor from the Indian embassy, Ms. McIntire.Swathi’s hobbies include arts and craft, especially miniature art, yoga, hiking, travelling, photography, reading and updating herself with the discoveries and diagnosis in the medical field.She is a student who stands out for her meticulous nature and sincerity.
Xavier University School of Medicine (XUSOM) was founded in 2004 and is chartered by the government of Aruba with authorization by the Ministry of Education of Aruba to confer the Doctor of Medicine degree. Located in Oranjestad, the capital and largest city in Aruba.
The campus itself is a facility with over 125,000 square feet of space. The entire facility has central air condition and is equipped with wireless technology. Additional premedical campuses are located in Jordan, Jenin and India. Xavier University School of Medicine is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDMS). Xavier University School of Medicine is chartered by the government of Aruba. Xavier University School of Medicine is also provisionally accredited by the CAAM-HP and the ACCM of Ireland and approved by the Kingdom of Jordan.
The MD Program at XUSOM is delivered over four calendar years. During the first two years, which cover the basic sciences, students study at the university’s campus in Aruba. During the last two years, which cover the clinical sciences, students move on to clinical clerkships at the university’s affiliated hospitals in the United States.
The first two years concentrate on the traditional (integrated) basic sciences discipline. Laboratory experiences are an integral part of these first two years, along with small group discussions designed for problem-based learning and early integration of basic sciences into the clinical experience. The basic science courses use didactic lectures, laboratory instruction, supplemental instruction, case-based learning, question-based reviews, small-group tutorials, peer teaching and computer-assisted instruction. The total curriculum for clinical rotations is 72 weeks, including 48 weeks of core clinical rotations, 24 weeks of elective rotations, and 12 weeks of hospital rotations (sub-internships).