For more than 20 years, Saba University has earned its reputation for academic excellence one successful student at a time, combining a rigorous curriculum and high standards with a supportive learning environment that helps students stay on track and achieve their dreams.
On campus you will experience the hallmarks of what has made Saba a leader in medical education: experienced faculty (all faculty members at Saba University hold a MD or a PhD in the field they teach, and are experienced teachers), small classes, extensive student-teacher interaction and a continual emphasis on preparing you for Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).
Saba University's curriculum was designed by U.S.-based faculty and parallels training at top U.S. medical schools. It involves ten semesters of concentrated academic and clinical study.
Students complete the first part of their education—Basic Sciences—over the course of five semesters on the Saba campus. In Basic Sciences you will build the knowledge base about health and disease of the human body that will serve you throughout the rest of your medical career.
To effectively teach and assess the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed by all physicians, Saba University has adopted an organ-system approach, which incorporates small-group, hands-on learning sessions. Clinical skills instruction begins in the first week, and is integrated with and progresses throughout the Basic Sciences curriculum. Students read and analyze current medical literature as it relates to each content area.
The Basic Sciences curriculum culminates with a research project in which each student produces a publication-quality paper.
The Clinical Medicine curriculum at Saba University School of Medicine takes place primarily in the second half of the academic program: Semesters 6 to 10—your last step before earning your degree and entering a residency program.
For your clinical education, you will leave the Saba campus and join students from other schools at teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.
Saba University carefully manages the clinical program to ensure that there are enough clerkship positions to enable our students to complete their clinical semesters without delay. During these clinical clerkships, students work directly with physicians and hospital staff, conducting physical examinations, history taking, case presentations, laboratory analysis, and attending workshops, conferences and grand rounds. Your onsite experience in the hospital is supplemented by additional case studies and associated assignments.
You can download a course catalog here.