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Clinical Medicine

Semesters 6-10 of your Medical Program

The Clinical Medicine curriculum at Saba University School of Medicine takes place 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 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.


Clinical Rotations with Saba University School of Medicine

The clinical rotation aspect of your medical program will take place during the second half of your studies at Saba. Saba has an extensive network of connections which allows students to progress through their clinical education without any undo delays. Saba’s strong relationships with ACGME-approved teaching hospitals throughout the United States, and university-affiliated hospitals in Canada are one of the many reasons why students choose to enroll in their medical program with us. Aspiring doctors are confident that they will take part in a clinical education program that supports their development in the medical field. Our students have completed elective clinical rotations at over 300 sites in the past two years and developed skills in professionalism, reliability, and humility. These skills provide the foundation required to continue with a successful career in medicine.

The Clinical Rotations Curriculum

USMLE Step 2

USMLE Step 2 Preparation

The USMLE Step 2 is of similar format to USMLE Step 1 in that the exam tests for clinical understanding of medical theory applied in a clinical setting. It uses the multiple-choice examination format to test clinical knowledge. During your core clinical rotations, you will consolidate your medical knowledge, which will help you score highly on the USMLE Step 2. The clinical rotations will expose you to casework, exams, and preceptor feedback, all of which will contribute to preparing you for the USMLE Step 2.

Importance of USMLE Step 2 Exam

The USMLE Step 2 exam is important for securing your preferred residency placement. In order to acquire your medical license, you’ll need to have passed USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2. Passing both exams is also a requirement for graduation. Among many of the factors that a residency program will consider in its applicants, performance on all licensing exams is the first consideration. Criteria that will be reviewed include how many attempts at passing were needed on the USMLE 1 and 2 and the score on USMLE Step 2. Therefore, you should select a medical program that will do an exceptional job preparing you for these exams. Over the most recent five-year period, Saba students have enjoyed a 98% first-time pass rate on both USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2*.

*The 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.

Hospital Affiliations

Saba University School of Medicine has extensive relationships with ACGME-approved teaching hospitals throughout the United States, and university affiliated hospitals in Canada. The following is a list of major ACGME-approved teaching hospitals in the United States where Saba students regularly do their core rotations. In addition, over the two years, Saba students have completed elective clinical rotations at over 300 sites.

Baltimore, MD

Shreveport, LA

Bridgeport, CT

Miami, FL

Silver Spring, MD

South Miami, FL

Houma, LA

Annapolis, MD

Bradenton, FL

Miami, FL

Panorama City, CA

Falls Church, VA

Brooklyn, NY

Baltimore, MD

St. Louis, MO

Washington, DC

Kansas City, MO

Waterbury, CT

Cincinnati, OH

Brooklyn, NY

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Student Testimonials

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"Bring able to use cadavers the same day that you're learning about these systems really cements what you've learned that day."

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