Saba University School of Medicine’s M.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), the accrediting body for the Netherlands and Flanders.
Approved by New York, California and Florida
Saba University School of Medicine is one of the few international medical schools with approvals in the key states of New York, California and Florida. These states mandate institutional review and approval prior to granting access to clerkship opportunities in their respective states.
Saba University School of Medicine students who successfully complete the requisite licensing examinations are eligible to practice medicine in Canada, Puerto Rico and all 50 U.S. states. Specifically, the following bodies have approved, recognized or licensed Saba University School of Medicine:
Saba University School of Medicine is one of the select international medical schools approved to participate in U.S. Federal Student Aid programs.
Comparability to US Medical School Requirements
The United States Department of Education, via the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), reviews the standards that countries use to accredit medical schools. The NCFMEA has determined that the accreditation standards used by the NVAO to accredit Saba’s medical program are comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body that accredits M.D.-granting medical programs in the United States.
For the past several years Saba University students have achieved a 99% first-time pass rate on USMLE Step 1 (2015-2019). In 2017, this rate was a perfect 100%.
Saba University graduates have enjoyed great success in securing residencies. Saba’s success is on par with U.S. medical schools, greater than most U.S. osteopathic schools and significantly greater than most International medical schools.
In Canada, where access to medical schools and residencies thereafter, is extremely competitive Saba has earned a strong reputation through large numbers of placements in the Canadian Residency Matching System, or CaRMS. Learn more, about Canadian Applicants.
Here are the results of recent residency matches for Saba University students:
Since its founding more than 25 years ago, Saba has worked aggressively to maintain an affordable tuition. Thanks to those ongoing efforts, Saba is able to offer its education at a tuition that's 30% to 40% lower than that of comparable medical schools.
This means you will graduate from Saba with a top-tier medical education with less debt than graduates of most other medical schools, but with less debt than graduates of most other medical schools.