Saba University School of Medicine’s rigorous curriculum and successful track record has been recognized by key licensing authorities in the medical community. Saba University graduates have the ability to be permanently licensed in any of the 50 states in the United States and the provinces of Canada.

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Saba University School of Medicine is listed in both the World Health Organization (WHO) directory and the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER).  Saba University students are eligible to sit for United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) exams.  Saba graduates, having successfully passed the USMLE Step 1, Step 2CK and Step 2CS exams, are eligible for Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) certification, which is required to enter a residency in the United States.  Upon completion of residency, Saba graduates are then eligible to take the USMLE Step 3 exam.


Saba University School of Medicine is accredited by the NVAO (in Dutch: Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie). The NVAO is the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders. This organization was established by international treaty and ensures the quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Saba University School of Medicine is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM). The United States Department of Education has determined that the NVAO's and the ACCM’s accreditation standards are comparable to those set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), to accredit medical schools in the United States and Canada.


Saba University School of Medicine students who successfully complete the requisite licensing examinations are eligible to practice medicine in Canada, Puerto Rico and all 50 U.S. states.  Specifically, Saba University School of Medicine has received approvals from the following states:

  • Approved by the New York State Education Department
  • Recognized by the Division of Licensing of the Medical Board of California
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.

    Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting:

    Florida Department of Education
    Commission for Independent Education
    325 West Gaines Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
    (888) 224-6684 (toll free)
  • Approved by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Saba is one of the few international medical schools approved by the licensing boards in New York, California and Florida.