University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Review

University of Puerto Rico Secondary Application


The University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that has a commitment to the residents of Puerto Rico and educating future physicians to practice in Puerto Rico. The School of Medicine follows a traditional curriculum, with the first two years being basic sciences followed by clerkships and electives for third and fourth year. The University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine has a Clínica de la Escuela de Medicina that provides health services to the community for a reasonable price.


The mission of the UPR School of Medicine is to:

Provide quality education for diverse and competent biomedical sciences researchers and physicians with the scientific, professional and ethical knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide excellent health services, with empathy and humanism, at the forefront of technology.
Generate new knowledge through biomedical, clinical, translational and community research to promote and seek solutions to local and global health problems.
Provide quality inter-professional health care services while contributing to the formulation of public policy in health sciences and education in Puerto Rico.

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The UPR School of Medicine envisions itself as a model and administratively sound institution, recognized as a leader in medical education, biomedical research and health care services, that directly impacts how health services are offered and healthcare problems are addressed for the people of PR while acting as senior advisor to the government, other institutions and the community at large.


Campus: San Juan

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  • - Annual High Temp: 84

    - Annual Low Temp: 74

*US average index is 100


Teaching of excellence that transmits knowledge, ethics and professionalism, with a cutting-edge education and meeting the highest quality standards.
Delivery of excellent clinical and preventive services without discrimination, sensitive to the needs of the people of our communities and geared toward the elimination of disparities.
The search of scientific knowledge through the promotion of basic, translational, clinical and community research to improve the health of the people in Puerto Rico and worldwide
Leadership exercised with transparency, dedication, professionalism, integrity, honesty, ethics, respect for diversity, creativity, and humanism, and accountability for resources received

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