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Saba University School of Medicine

Location Saba University School of Medicine, Massachusetts United States
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Saba University School of Medicine was founded in 1992 with one main mission: to establish an international alternative to U.S. and Canadian medical schools that would provide an excellent medical education and expansive career opportunities.  With more than 3,000+ Saba graduates now practicing medicine across the U.S. and Canada, their ongoing success has helped cement Saba’s reputation as a leading medical school.
The faculty at SABA University School of Medicine all have an advanced medical and/or doctoral degree  and they enjoy playing a key role in Saba graduates’ success in securing residencies. Devoted to their student’s success, Saba faculty teach a systems-based curriculum that combines greater integration between case-based learning and clinical skills development. The university offers a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning more focused attention from professors and an overall personalised teaching experience.
Saba’s success is on par with U.S. medical schools. Between 2015 and 2019, the first time USMLE step 1 pass rate averaged 99% - a consistently strong performance and from 2013 to 2018 94% of eligible Saba graduates attained a residency.  The university’s state-of-the-art campus is located on Saba, a small, quiet, and extremely safe Caribbean Island with something for everyone to enjoy. The island is a perfect place to study 
Saba University School of Medicine was founded in 1992 with one main mission: to establish an international alternative to U.S. and Canadian medical schools that would provide an excellent medical education and expansive career opportunities.  With more than 3,000+ Saba graduates now practicing medicine across the U.S. and Canada, their ongoing success has helped cement Saba’s reputation as a leading medical school.
The faculty at SABA University School of Medicine all have an advanced medical and/or doctoral degree  and they enjoy playing a key role in Saba graduates’ success in securing residencies. Devoted to their student’s success, Saba faculty teach a systems-based curriculum that combines greater integration between case-based learning and clinical skills development. The university offers a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning more focused attention from professors and an overall personalised teaching experience.
Saba’s success is on par with U.S. medical schools. Between 2015 and 2019, the first time USMLE step 1 pass rate averaged 99% - a consistently strong performance and from 2013 to 2018 94% of eligible Saba graduates attained a residency.  The university’s state-of-the-art campus is located on Saba, a small, quiet, and extremely safe Caribbean Island with something for everyone to enjoy. The island is a perfect place to study 

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Applicants from the United States (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) or Canada are expected to have a minimum of three years of undergraduate studies, or the equivalent of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours, including pre-medical requirements from an accredited college or university. Note that preference will be given to applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher. All U.S applicants must submit a MCAT score as part of their application for the January 2022 term and future terms. The MCAT is recommended, but not required for Canadian applicants.
The faculty and administration at Saba University School of Medicine bring extensive experience and insight to the challenge of medical education.
All Saba faculty have an advanced medical and/or doctoral degree (MD, MBBS, PhD) with postgraduate training in a medical or academic specialty, as well as demonstrated experience in teaching and/or research.
In addition, unlike many medical schools, Saba’s faculty are full-time and devoted exclusively to their teaching mission. Our Basic Sciences students benefit from a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning more focused attention from professors.

Student life

What will it be like to spend 20 months studying medicine at Saba University School of Medicine? Probably similar to what it will be like studying medicine anywhere else. On campus, students must meet attendance requirements and are encouraged to get together regularly with their professors outside of class. Saba faculty typically maintain an “open door” policy for impromptu student consultation and they provide contact information so they can be reached whenever they're off campus. Of course, as at any school, there is a life outside the classroom. At Saba, there is a wide array of student organizations as well as an active Student Government Association. Many students get involved in local programs focused on enhancing the health of the Saba community. For a place free of distractions to focus on the demanding preclinical curriculum of medical school, you won’t do better than Saba. Located just 28 miles (15 minutes by air) from St. Maarten, the island nation of Saba is small, quiet and extremely safe with something for everyone to enjoy: from quaint villages and mountain hiking trails to pristine scuba diving and well-regarded inns and restaurants. In short, Saba is a perfect place to study hard and, when time allows, enjoy the best of what the Caribbean has to offer.  
Life on campus Housing options at Saba include dormitories adjacent to campus and a wide range of homes and apartments throughout the island. We feel it is important for incoming unaccompanied students, single or married, to stay in dormitories during their first semester. Second- through fifth-semester students generally live off-campus.
Saba Housing Housing options at Saba include dormitories and a wide range of homes and apartments throughout the island. While we feel it important for first-semester students to live in dormitories, second- through fifth-semester students live off-campus.
After first semester, all students move out of the dorms. A wide range of fully furnished apartments and houses are available for rent throughout the island. In addition, many families on Saba have private rooms for rent.
Saba is known for its charming, Dutch-inspired architecture, and many homes afford stunning views of the water and mountains.
All rentals are completely furnished, which includes linens, towels and fans. On average, fully furnished housing prices start in the range of $650 for a studio/one bedroom apartment and up to $1,200 – $1,800 for a 3-4 bedroom house. All properties are privately owned, and therefore the price of rentals and utilities varies. Electricity is generally a separate cost. Food When it comes to food, students at Saba have a range of options:
  • There are several grocery stores in The Bottom and in Windwardside.
  • Saba is also home to a number of well-regarded restaurants serving a range of cuisines from barbecue to French to Middle Eastern.
  • When time allows, the nearby island of St. Maarten can be an enjoyable destination and is well known for its French restaurants.

Saba has strategic partnerships with leading academic institutions, offering students an exceptional medical education worldwide. Our partnership network allows students to complete part of their medical education with us, and part with one of our partner institutions. Eligible Saba graduates have a strong history of consistently attaining residencies in many specialties at top hospitals. Nearly 30 years and 3,000+ successful graduates later, we’re proud to say that Saba has lived up to its founding vision. Saba graduates have achieved a record of success unmatched by graduates of other international medical schools. In recent years, 99% of our students have passed the USMLE Step 1 exam on their first attempt. At Saba, the most important measure of our success as a school is the success of our graduates—and by that measure, we've been very successful. Over the past five years, our graduates have earned residencies at a rate on par with U.S. medical schools, and they've significantly outpaced graduates of other international medical schools. Residency Placements across U.S. & Canada
300+ sites for electives

• Anesthesiology • Diagnostic Radiology • Emergency Medicine • Family Medicine • Internal Medicine • Neurology • Preliminary Surgery • Obstetrics and Gynecology • Pediatrics • Surgery • Vascular Surgery

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