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Accreditation and Approvals

Saba University School of Medicine Accreditation

Saba University School of Medicine has obtained recognized accreditation, granting our students eligibility to practice in all 50 states of the United States (U.S.), Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries.

Navigating Accreditation – A Guide for Prospective Students Exploring International Medical Schools

Accreditation in medicine involves a thorough evaluation process where educational institutions undergo expert external assessments. Accrediting bodies for medical schools must receive favorable evaluations from federations and commissions to ensure that students are qualified for residency placement, USMLE Step exams, and U.S. clinical rotations.

Saba’s accreditation and approvals ensure that our students have:

  • Access to U.S. Federal Loans
  • Access to take licensing exams, including the USMLE
  • Access to clinical rotations
  • Opportunity to participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and apply for licensure to practice in the United States

Our Approvals

Our accrediting body, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), holds recognition from the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME). The standards set by NVAO have been acknowledged as comparable to those utilized in accrediting medical schools in the United States by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). As a result, the NVAO provides “Recognized Accreditation” to Saba, a crucial credential for international medical graduates seeking entry into the U.S. healthcare system. Notably, NVAO serves as the accrediting authority for the Netherlands and Flanders, and Saba is the only Caribbean medical school to meet the rigorous standards of European accreditation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Accreditation