Saba University Medicine

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Saba University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 1000
Church Street
The Bottom, Saba, Dutch Caribbean


Phone: (978) 862-9600
Fax: (978) 862-9699
Admissions Contact Form:

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
    • 10 semesters in length

The curriculum is divided into three main components:

  • Basic Sciences: five semesters of fundamental studies in preparation for the USMLE (United States Medical Learning Exam)
  • Research Module: project that is supervised by a faculty research mentor
  • Clinical Medicine:6-10 semesters of a series of rotations on wards in teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.

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Admission statistics

  • Class size in 2016: 95
  • International students are eligible to apply

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Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: A minimum of 3 years of undergraduate studies (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours)
  • Required Courses
    • Biology, anatomy or zoology with lab - 1 academic year (6 credits)
    • General chemistry with lab - 1 academic year (6 credits)
    • Organic chemistry with lab - 1 academic year (6 credits)
      • Biochemistry can be considered as one semester (3 credits) of organic chemistry.
    • English - 1 academic year (6 credits)
    • A broad background in humanities, social sciences or physical sciences and computer skills.

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  • Recommended Courses
    • cell biology,
    • anatomy and physiology,
    • genetics,
    • biochemistry,
    • molecular biology,
    • physics,
    • statistics
    • psychology
    • interpersonal skills and communication

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Selection Process

Some of the factors considered when accepting candidates into the SABA school of medicine include:

  • Commitment to learning
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Responsibility
  • Ethics and morals
  • Commitment to service
  • Interest in healthcare

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  • Taking the MCAT is required for all applicants who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.
  • As well, the MCAT is specifically required with students whose prerequisite science courses are more than 5 years old, have completed the science courses in a community college or received a grade of “C” or lower.

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Supporting Documents

  • Application document online.
  • Official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation-refer to specific requirements
  • Two passport sized color photos-2” by 2”
  • TOEFL and MCAT if applicable. Note: MCAT is highly recommended.
  • Application Fee - $75
  • Patient Care Experience: a minimum of 50 hours of direct patient care experience to be eligible for admission

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year and admittance is on a rolling basis
  • The university operates on a three-semester year, thus applicants can apply to start for:
    • September
    • January
    • May

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Basic Science Tuition per Semester (Semesters 1-5) - $16,000.00 USD
  • Clinical Medicine Tuition per Semester (Semesters 6-10) - $18,350.00 USD

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