Proven Track Record of Success

USMLE and Residency Success Rates of 97%.*

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 (average 2020-2023).
Graduates
3000+
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.

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

Med 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-Medical 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. After successfully completing this 2-semester, 8-month program offered by Medical University of the Americas, students will be eligible for admission to Saba University School of Medicine’s medical program.
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Gateway Medical Program

Saba University School of Medicine offers the 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 When You’re Ready

Flexible Start Dates

January | May | September

Next intake: January 2024

Student Success Stories: Inspiring Journeys

  • 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.
    Ariana GammonNova Scotia, Canada

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."

Aparna Karthikeyan


"I chose Saba University School of Medicine for its personal learning, the small class sizes and for the beautiful island of Saba."

Liam Oland

"Having interacted with a handful of physicians who attended Saba while practicing as a pharmacist, I was well aware of the quality of physicians this institution graduates."

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.

News and Blog

Stay current with our latest news and blog updates.

What is the White Coat Ceremony

01/26/2024
The White Coat Ceremony is a pivotal moment for new medical students, symbolizing the start of their journey into patient care. It recognizes their hard work to reach medical school, making it a significant milestone in their path to becoming a physician.
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Saba Launches Alumni Portal

01/18/2024
Honor Saba’s alumni with a new online hub, guaranteeing their ongoing presence as cherished contributors to a dynamic and ever-expanding community.
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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.
**The three-year residency placement rate is the percentage of students attaining a residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 and graduates in 2021-22 and graduates in 2020-21 who were active applicants in the NRMP match or attained a residency outside the NRMP match.