Saba University operates on a year-round schedule, with incoming classes starting in January, May and September. We accept applications at any time throughout the year. Approximately 90 students are admitted to each class.
The three-semester schedule not only makes it more convenient to get started, it also allows you to complete your studies more quickly. Instead of a single summer break, you’ll have shorter breaks of two to three weeks between each semester. That means you will complete your five semesters of Basic Sciences in just 20 months, and then return home to do your clinical rotations at ACGME-approved teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Canada that are affiliated with Saba University.
We encourage you to submit your application and all required documents six to eight months prior to your desired start date, and certainly no later than three months prior. Since the number of students in each class is limited and the application pool is competitive, early applicants will have a better chance of securing a place in the semester of their choice.
"I matched in the 2015 U.S. residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. It's my first choice!"
—Ilinca Lupea, MD
2015 Saba Graduate
Residency: Henry Ford Health Science Center
Completed applications are first reviewed and evaluated by the Pre-Screening Committee. Those with incomplete applications will be notified, as will unqualified applicants.
Remaining applicants will be given close attention by the Admissions Committee, and if appropriate will be invited to interview to further ascertain admission eligibility.
Decisions regarding admissions are normally made within one week post interview. Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision via e-mail and the postal service.
Students who have applied previously to Saba University may reapply. Application materials are maintained on file for one year, and students may reapply within that year at no additional charge. Beyond that time, students must submit a new application.