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Exceptional Doctors Require Extraordinary Medical Training

Transform your ambition into achievement with Saba University School of Medicine's medical program.

Excellence You can Trust

USMLE Step 1 Pass Rate*
98%
Highest USMLE Step 1 Pass Rate of Any Caribbean Medical School (average 2018-2022).
USMLE Step 2 Pass Rate*
98%
Highest USMLE Step 2 Pass Rate of Any Caribbean Medical School (average 2018-2022).
Residency Placement Rate**
97%
Our graduates have achieved an extraordinary 97% sustained residency placement rate, for four years from 2020-2024.
Graduates
3,000+
Over 30 years, with 3,000+ successful graduates, we've honored our founding vision: delivering exceptional medical education and expansive career paths.
Accreditation
NVAO
Saba is the only Caribbean medical school that has met the challenging standards of European accreditation.

One of the World’s Leading International Medical Schools

Saba University School of Medicine, a leading international medical school with more than a 30-year legacy, trains exceptional physicians. Start with twenty months on the safe, pristine Caribbean island of Saba, followed by clinical training at teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada. Join an inclusive and diverse community, benefit from personalized attention in our intentionally small class settings, and access resources like mentorship, counseling, wellness initiatives, and academic support through our Student Support Services and Learning Center.
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Join a Globally Accredited Medical School

Saba University School of Medicine holds an accreditation recognized globally, enabling our students to practice medicine in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom, and various other countries. Our accreditor, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), is recognized by the World Federation of Medical Education and its standards have been deemed comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation. The NVAO is the accrediting body for the Netherlands and Flanders.  Saba is the only Caribbean medical school that has met the standards of European accreditation.

Your Path to a Medical Degree

4-Year Medical Program

Saba's four year medical program offers the strongest academic reputation, the most selective admission process, and the highest USMLE first-time pass rates of any Caribbean medical school.* Do you have what it takes to become a Saba physician?
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Pre-Med Master’s Program

Experience an accelerated medical education program for career changers – those who have an undergraduate degree in something other than the typical pre-med majors. Complete your 8-month Pre-Medical Master's and apply for admission to Saba University School of Medicine’s medical program.
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Gateway Medical Program

Prepare for your MD with Gateway Medical Program, a 15-week online preparatory course for students who have received conditional acceptance. Upon successful completion of Gateway, students join the next entering Saba medical school class.
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Start Medical School When You’re Ready

Choose from three flexible start dates at Saba:

September | January | May

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Ariana Gammon

Nova Scotia | Canada
“I knew Saba had a good reputation in Canada and the US, and I wanted a school I could trust to help prepare me for Step 1 and get me back to North America.”

Oladipo Oladapo

“I chose Saba University School of Medicine because it is one of the most prestigious Caribbean medical schools, and I knew I would obtain an excellent medical education here.”

Discover the Charm of Saba

Offering breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and a strong sense of community, the tranquil day-to-day life on Saba is a great benefit of studying at Saba University School of Medicine.


Alumni Success Stories

After three decades and over 3,000 accomplished graduates, we take immense pride in our track record of success. Our graduates continue to raise the standard of excellence, with remarkable performances across all standards.

Dr. Dhanjit Litt

General Internist
Program Chief and Medical Director
Trillium Health Partners Partner and Clinical Advisor, HealthOne

Upcoming Events

Stay informed through our virtual and in-person events, where you’ll gain valuable insights into our medical degree program, admissions criteria, and interview process. Our sessions allow you to directly connect with our alumni and admissions team for personalized discussions and guidance.

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Terms & conditions

*For first-time test takers over the last 5 years. First-time pass rate is the number of students passing the USMLE Step Exam on their first attempt divided by the total number of students taking the exam for the first time.
**97% Four Year Residency Placement Rate is the percent of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 who were active applicants in the NRMP match or attained a residency outside the NRMP match.