"Saba’s pass rates are extremely high—at the 99th percentile. Among my friends, all of us scored above the national average."
—Harold Watson, MD
2015 Saba Graduate
Residency: Orlando Health
Preparation for the USMLE Step 1 Exam is an important part of the Saba University Basic Sciences curriculum.
The USMLE Step 1 Exam is widely considered one of the most difficult of all professional licensing evaluations, comprising about 350 multiple-choice questions in seven one-hour test blocks.
The university provides extensive preparation in a fifth semester course titled "Comprehensive Basic Science Review," which utilizes 160 hours of lectures, lecture notes and computerized testing from Kaplan Medical. You will attend daily lectures from Kaplan Medical with a Saba faculty member present during each lecture to provide additional information and answer questions.
At the beginning of the Comprehensive Basic Science Review course, you are given a diagnostic pretest to help identify problem areas and individualize learning goals. At the end of the course, you are administered a full-length simulated USMLE Step 1 exam to evaluate your progress. This exam takes place in a state-of-the-art test center on the Saba campus that was specifically designed to simulate the conditions under which you will take the USMLE Step 1 Exam.
In short, Saba University is committed to doing everything possible to help ensure your success on this all-important exam. Saba University students’ 99% USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate speaks for itself.