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Saba University School of Medicine (Saba, Caribbean)
Saba University School of Medicine (Saba, Caribbean)
  • Year founded: 1986
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 95
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Saba University School of Medicine (Saba, Caribbean) (SUSM)
Allopathic Medical School
Devens
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 24 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $29,850
  • Non - Resident Tuition $29,850
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 510
  • AVG GPA 2.7
  • LIZZYM Score 58.0

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Admissions Information

  • C/O R3 Education Inc.
  • 27 Jackson Road, Suite 301
  • Devens 01434
  • Netherlands

School Overview

School Info

SABA University School of Medicine is a nonprofit foundation that was established to provide a comprehensive basic science and clinical medicine education leading to completion of a Doctor of Medicine degree. Enrollment is open to all persons regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, or age, who wish to devote the extensive time and effort necessary to practice medicine

Curriculum

The curriculum incorporates standards of academic and clinical instruction, which parallel those US and Canadian medical schools. This curriculum has resulted in an excellent residency placement rate at ACGME accredited residencies. All classes are taught in English by experienced medical educators from the United States and abroad.

Facilities

he first five semesters comprising the Basic Science program are taught on the island of Saba by qualified M.D. medical school professors who are dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction possible. The excellent student-professor ratio of 6:1 provides ample opportunity for students to interact with the teaching faculty. After successful completion of the Basic Science program, students enter the Clinical Medicine portion of their medical degree program. The Clinical Medicine component consists of 72 weeks of clinical rotations through various medical specialties in hospitals within the United States and abroad who have affiliated with SABA University School of Medicine. SABA University also has affiliations with teaching hospitals in the Netherlands-Antilles making it possible for Antillean graduates to complete their entire Medical Degree within the same country. During these clinical rotations students will work directly with physicians and hospital staff, conducting physical examinations, history taking, case presentations, laboratory analysis, and attending workshops, conferences and grand rounds.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 24
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.35 23

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 18

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer needs to buy a better headset... It was hard to hear at times" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What would you do if you don't become a Physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about our school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do You know about the USMLE" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about SABA island?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you know about SABA and the island. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Which Caribbean schools did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us what you know about Saba." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the USMLE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you? Is there any reason we should not admit you into Saba?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At such a young age, you have truly accomplished a lot, and have devoted your life to becomming a physician. Why do you want to become a doctor so passionately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your graduate program wanted you to consider pursuing a PhD after your Masters, what would compel you to still pursue medicine instead of research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why chose SABA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Saba?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are obviously very young. Why do you so passionately want to go to medical school. Follow-up: Have you ever considered an MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get accepted into St. Matthew's and SABA what factors will you consider before making your decision on what medical school you want to go to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about Saba? " More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you realize about your career choice and how does Saba school of medicine(SSOM)fit into that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please see the previous posts posted by other people. i had the same questions as those guys." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you thought of being a PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one lesson you learned from volunteering/shadowing that you will use as you become a physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do u know about the SABA island?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not really, all were very general" More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"A deductive reasoning question in which the interviews wanted both a response to the question as well as your analytical reasoning in support of your answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you play the violin and viola, tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there any reason we should not admit you into Saba?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you practice medicine in your native country after you become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your graduate program wanted you to consider pursuing a PhD after your Masters, what would compel you to still pursue medicine instead of research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you recommend kick boxing to someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your Proffessor wrote in your recommendation that you are very enthusiatic, can you give us a reason or a situation why she wrote this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer: Tell us everything you know about Saba. Me: The school or the island. Interviewer: Both. Interviewer (skeptical of whether I wanted to do research more than clinical medicine): Why don't you just pursue an MD/PhD program? (Kind of a trick question, because Saba doesn't offer an MD/PhD program. If that was what you really wanted to do, Saba is definately not the place for you.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your culture (because in my personal statement I have talked about my culture a lot) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will your MCAT score be reflective of how you perform on the USMLE'S?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about Saba as if we had never been there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I decided to go to Saba and how does the school fit into my overall goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one difficulty you will face when you come to Saba/Saba Med. School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please see the posts posted by the others b4 me. It was about the same for me too." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, basic questions: why doctor?, why SABA? but the interview was a phone interview (would be too much trouble for canidates to fly down to Caribbean just for interview- esp. if the canidate doesn't yet have a passport)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Saba, as if I didn't know anything about the school or the island, and why I should go there." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Small class size. Good facility" | Report Response

"Prepared me very well for Step 1 and clinical rotations." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Lack of abundant recreational opportunities" | Report Response

"Stressful nature of living on a very small island with limited amenities." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"A sound Basic Sciences program with several excellent clinical rotations. Small class size means more attention from faculty and less competition for facilities. Facilities are good." | Report Response

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