- Resident Tuition $44,041
- Non - Resident Tuition $66,902
- Application Fee $85
- AVG MCAT 501
- AVG GPA 3.7
- LIZZYM Score 63.2
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- P.O. Box 7004
- Ponce, PR 00732
- United States
Ponce Health Sciences University (Puerto Rico) Fast Facts
The mission of Ponce School of Medicine is to provide high quality health services, education and training in medicine, biological sciences, clinical psychology, public health, and research, while preparing students to be ethical practitioners and scientists.
he Program consists of two years of pre-clinical (basic science) courses in the core disciplines of Gross Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Microbiology/Immunology. It also includes Human Genetics and Neuroscience. The pre-clinical years provide integration of clinical content and early clinical experiences through Pathophysiology, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Behavioral Sciences and Basic Psychiatry. Longitudinal programs in preventive and community medicine, problem-based learning and medical ethics are integrated in the educational program of the first two years. The third year provides the core clinical clerkships, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Surgery. The fourth year complements these core clinical experiences with Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Surgical Subspecialties and Primary Care Selectives. Five months of elective rotations provide additional clinical experiences in several subspecialty fields. A five year program is offered in which the first two years are extended to three.
Ponce School of Medicine is affiliated with several hospitals and health care facilities. The Institution also owns an Outpatient Clinic located in its main campus and administers mental health facilities in Mayaguez, Aguadilla and Ponce. The affiliation network provides over 2,000 beds and several ambulatory facilities available for clinical teaching and training.