Medical Schools in Puerto Rico

Medical Schools in Puerto Rico

There are 4 medical schools in Puerto Rico. Purto Rico is a Commonwealth of the United States located in the Carribean. It’s 3 primary medical schools are all approved and recognized by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). These medical schools are also competitive and are considered to be U.S. Medical Schools. The University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine is intended for local citizens and is pending approval by the LCME.

UPDATE: The University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine is accredited by the LCME. Its next full survey will be conducted years 2016-2017.

All medical schools in Puerto Rico require students to be proficient in Spanish. Although textbooks, course materials, and exams are in English, most of the professors lecture in Spanish. The medical schools in Puerto Rico may require students to prove their ability through previous Spanish coursework or through speaking Spanish during the interview.


Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
P.O. Box 7004
Ponce, PR 00732-7004
UNITED STATES
Phone: (787)840-2575

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Carretera 172
URB Turabo Gardens
Caguas, PR 00725
UNITED STATES
Phone: (787)743-3038
Fax: (787)746-3093

Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
RAMON RUIZ ARNAU UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
LAUREL AVE
Bayamon, PR 009606032
UNITED STATES
Phone: (787)798-6904
Fax: (787)798-6836

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
A-878 Main Building, Medical Sciences Campus
PO BOX 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067
Phone: (787) 765-2363
Fax: (787) 756-8475


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