Location and Contact Information:
- Location: Saba, Netherlands Antilles
- Website: Saba (Saba Medical School)
- Phone Number: 1-978-862-9600
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Admissions Information:
- Average GPA: N/A
- Average MCAT: N/A
- Saba has rolling admissions, which means first come first serve. They admit three classes per year: September, January, and May. Do not feel rushed to send out the application if you are not ready. You will not have to wait long if you miss one application cycle.
Class Size (per trimester):
- 80 – 100
Attrition Rate (people who leave and do not graduate from the school):
- 40% – 50%
- Saba’s clinical rotations take place predominantly in the US. They have some affiliated hospitals, which pretty much all over the east coast of the US. There clinical selections are not as broad as the other three Caribbean medical schools. But then again, it has a smaller class than the other three. There have been complaints from students about it being hard to secure clinical rotation spots.
- As of 2011-2012, Saba’s tuition is $11,000 per trimester. There are a total of 10 trimesters. The total tuition for the medical education is $110,000, which is comparable to a public medical school in the US.In fact, the tuition is a bit cheaper than my school’s tuition (even though I attend a public medical school). Because of its low tuition, if I applied to Caribbean medical schools, Saba Medical School would one of them.
However, the school is not eligible for US federal loans. Funding for tuition would be hard to come by or expensive.
As of July 2013, Saba is eligible for US federal loans.
Check out my ranking for the top Caribbean medical schools to see how this school compares to the others.
picture source: Jon Loreche
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