Saba University School of Medicine


Saba University School of Medicine

Saba University School of Medicine is a medical school located on the Caribbean island of Saba in the Netherlands Antilles.

History

Saba University School of Medicine began in 1986 as a combined project between the island government of Saba and a group of medical educators from the United States. This medical consortium spent several years examining medical school curricula throughout the United States and Europe before adopting a basic science and clinical curriculum comparable to some of the finest medical schools. Saba University was approved by the Federal Government of the Netherlands Antilles in 1988 and an official charter was granted in 1989.

Saba University School of Medicine 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, nationality, religion, sex, or age, who have achieved exceptional academic results, have a broad variety of extracurricular involvement, have a demonstrated desire to be compassionate caregivers and who wish to devote the extensive time and effort necessary to study and practice medicine.

Accreditation and Licensure

Saba University School of Medicine is accredited by the governments of Saba and the Netherlands Antilles. [ [http://imed.ecfmg.org/details.asp?country=665&school=&currpage=1&cname=NETHERLANDS+ANTILLES&city=&region=CA&rname=Central+America%2FCaribbean&mcode=665010&psize=25 IMED - FAIMER International Medical Education Directory - School Details ] ]

Saba is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine (ACCM)Fact|date=October 2007, an independent organization based in Ireland that accredits medical schools on behalf of several governments, including the governments of Saba and the Netherlands Antilles.

The US Department of Education's National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) reviewed the ACCM and determined that the standards used to accredit SABA were comparable to the standards used to accredit medical schools in the United States. [ [http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/ncfmea.html#decisions National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) ] ]

However, some states rely on their own approval processes for medical schools.
*Saba is approved by the Medical Board of California. [http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Applicant_Schools_Recognized.htm]
*Saba is approved by the New York State Board of Medicine. [ [http://www.op.nysed.gov/medforms.htm NYS Medicine Application Forms ] ]
*Saba is approved by the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education. [ [http://www.fldoe.org/cie/SearchSchools/Default.aspx Nonpublic Postsecondary School/College Search ] ]

References

External links

* http://www.saba.edu


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