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University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
PO BOX 365067
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067
(787) 758-2525
Email address
School Information
"The School of Medicine has contributed to strengthening and expanding the scientific productivity of the UPR, through the development of a broad basic and clinical research program that supported the development of graduate studies in Basic Sciences. Its Faculty not only maintained but also expanded the rich research tradition that it inherited from the School of Tropical Medicine and in the process has enriched and matured the scientific culture on the Island and at the State University. Respectable professional nuclei have been created outside the Metropolitan area; Ponce, Mayagüez, Arecibo, Manatí, Fajardo, Guayama, Caguas, to name a few. In these nuclei is the outstanding participation of our graduates. The School of Medicine has been a crucial element in the enormous and complex task of providing health services to Puerto Ricans. It made a decisive contribution to the previous system of Regionalization of Health Services and is in the process of contributing positively to the new system that the public power has implemented in recent years. Finally, the School of Medicine has represented a point of light, among others, that has allowed this country to shine by its own light during the last fifty years." (Source: (Original page translated from Spanish)

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The school's Diversity and Inclusion Policy states that it is "committed to actively participate [sic] in all efforts toward recruiting, enrolling, employing, appointing, and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and academic administrators; diversity broadly defined as characteristics that strengthen and enrich our academic milieu, in alignment with our mission and values."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school's Diversity and Inclusion Policy states it would ensure that faculty receive "training in cultural competence [sic] thus fostering the development of the skills and attitudes needed to facilitate inclusion."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school's Diversity and Inclusion Policy states that in order to "promote inclusion," the school's curriculum would "integrate and support the development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to promote the elimination of health disparities."
Program and Research Funding
  • The school's Diversity and Inclusion Policy states it would ensure that "Research efforts are aligned with the mission of providing significant and long-lasting contributions to the elimination of health disparities in the Archipelago of Puerto Rico."
Last updated July 7th, 2023
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