Study at Saba

Discover our Medical Program

Saba University School of Medicine is one of the world’s leading international medical schools, with nearly a 30-year history of educating outstanding physicians. Our medical program is a 4-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Organization of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

During the first five semesters, you’ll cover the Basic Sciences curriculum. Students transition from learning foundational concepts in the basic and clinical sciences to classes that focus specifically on the organ systems. During the second half of the program, students will focus on their clinical education. This will take place during semesters 6-10, the last semesters before they achieve their degree and enter a residency program.

Learn about our Medical Program

Discover our Medical Program
Saba’s accreditations and approvals

Learn about Saba’s accreditations and approvals

The U.S. Department of Education via the NCFMEA determined that NVAO’s accreditation standards are comparable to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body that grants medical programs in the United States. In addition, Saba is one of the few international medical schools with approvals in the key states of New York, California, and Florida.

Find out about our accreditations and approvals

Why Choose Saba



First-Time Pass Rate in 2021


Student to Faculty Ratio

Personalized Learning Environment


Full-Time Faculty

Variety of expertise and dedicated to student success



Access to U.S. Federal Loans, Canadian Provincial Loans in addition to Scholarships and Grants


Residency Placement

2019-2021 Eligible Graduates

Join 3,000+ Proud Saba Graduates

Saba’s graduates have achieved a record of success unmatched by graduates of other international medical schools. In 2021, 100% of our students have passed the USMLE Step 1 exam on their first attempt and earn competitive residencies at a rate on par with U.S. and Canadian medical schools.

See our latest residency matches

Hear our Students' Success Stories

"I actually enjoyed human medicine more than veterinary medicine, which led me to change my route."

Jaclyn Rivington

Graduate. Residency: Case Western Reserve, Internal Medicine

"Saba had the highest percentage of Canadian students, getting Canadian residencies."

Emilie Boucher

Graduate. Residency, University of Toronto

"My friend went to Saba and had nothing but good things to say about it."

Amit Kainth

Graduate. Residency, University of Washington

Fund Your Studies

Many students choose to study at a Caribbean Medical School because it is often a more affordable option than U.S. or Canadian medical schools. Students attending Saba University School of Medicine can take advantage of a range of public and private options, from loans and grants to scholarships, to help finance their medical education. 

We recently introduced the Saba Scholars Grant, which rewards you for your past academic achievements by providing you up to —your first semester tuition—in addition to any merit-based scholarships you may earn. 

Learn about our scholarships

Fund your studies

Study at Saba, Practice in the U.S. and Canada

Saba is the perfect place to study hard and, when time allows, enjoy the best of what the Caribbean has to offer. 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.  We’re proud that our graduates have earned residencies at a rate on par with U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and they’ve significantly outpaced graduates of other international medical schools.

Attend our Events

Open House

March 31 Fri

6:00 PM - 9:00PM EST

Join our Pre-Health Mixer in Montreal. McGill Pre-Vet Society, McGill CaPS and Global University Systems invites you to network with industry experts at the Pre-Health Mixer.

Stay Up to Date with Our News & Blog

Check out our latest blogs and news below to learn about the medical school experience at Saba – one of the top accredited schools in the Caribbean.

How to prepare for your medical residency
Careers/Advice      October 25, 2022
What is a medical resident?
Student life      October 18, 2022
Studying Anatomy at Medical School
Careers/Advice      August 26, 2022
What are the most in-demand physicians in 2022?
Business/industry insights      July 27, 2022
What Is a Medical Residency?
Student life      July 27, 2022
Saba's tips on studying during the clinical years
Student life      June 27, 2022

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