Many people know that Saba has received ALL of the approvals needed to enable our students to practice anywhere in the US and Canada. Also, Saba has been approved for participation in the Title IV U.S. Federal Direct Student Loan Program based on the U.S. Dept. of Education’s determination that Saba’s academic program is comparable to that of U.S. medical schools.

What you may not know is that because Saba (the island) is actually part of the Netherlands, Saba University School of Medicine has also undergone a rigorous accreditation to meet European standards. Saba University School of Medicine has been accredited by the NVAO (in Dutch: Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie), the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders. This organization was established by international treaty and ensures the utmost quality of higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders. So when it comes to international medical schools, Saba really is quite unique:  a medical school with European accreditation that happens to be located in the Caribbean.