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San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Region: Puerto Rico Country: USA

Welcome to our web site. We invite you to explore our site and visit our campus to learn more about the school. This is an Institution in continuous search for excellence, in academics, as well as in the health services.

MD Program
The curriculum has been designed in accordance with the new educational and technological tendencies in modern medicine.

About Us
Founded in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's a non profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. On June 22 of 1979, it was authorized by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico to offer a program leading to the M.D. degree.


  • Dr. Yocasta Brugal, President/Dean of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, hereby notifies all students, applicants, faculty, deans and administrative staff, the LCME's decision regarding the School's accreditation status.
  • On June 20, 2012, we received the LCME's letter notifying that the SJBSM has full accreditation on probation.
  • A medical education program on probation remains accredited, with all rights and privileges. After meeting with the Board of Trustees, the recommendation was not to seek reconsideration of the LCME's decision.
  • We reaffirm our commitment to quality in medical education and look forward for SJBSM to become an academic medical center of excellence in the central region of Puerto Rico with the support and collaboration of all the academic community.

General Information
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine was founded in 1978 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's a non profit corporation, incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. On June 22 of 1979, it was authorized by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico to offer studies pertinent to the M.D. degree.

The Institution has continued to develop through the years, and it moved its facilities to the city of Caguas in 1988, one of the most important urban centers in Puerto Rico. Nearly 150,000 people live in this progressive city of Puerto Rico.

Caguas is located in the East-Central region of the island, 18 miles south of San Juan the Capital City of Puerto Rico. Due to the short distance between Caguas and San Juan, it is accessible to ports and airport facilities, thus permitting the fast movement of people and merchandise. This element facilitates commercial, industrial and tourism expansion.

On February 1998, the Middle States Association (MSA), granted Candidacy for Accreditation Status to the School. The self-study design was accepted and the School was authorized to start its self-study process in April 2001.

Thanks to this Candidacy, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine was certified on November 1998 to participate in the Title IV Program of the Department of Federal Education, specifically in the Federal Family Education Loan program.

Through the Puerto Rico Health Reform, there was the opportunity of buying hospitals from the government. The School of Medicine saw the possibility of growth and presented a proposal to buy Caguas' Regional Hospital, Dr. Eduardo Garrido Morales, and on July 1, 1999 took control over its operations under the name of San Juan Bautista Medical Center.

On June 2004, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for the Higher Education Accreditation.

Up to June 30, 2004, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine has graduated a total of 758 medical doctors that have been integrated successfully to provide health care in Puerto Rico and abroad.

Board of Trustees
A Thirteen-member Board of Trustees outlines the general policies and governs the operations of the School. This prestigious body of our community oversee that the institution complies with its mission, vision and objectives; all are committed with the Institution and with its well-being and progress.

The president/Dean of the School is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institution. Supervise all the operational aspects of the School and the Hospital, including the finances, academics, and planning. To manage the Medical has a staff team comprised by the: Academic Dean, Dean of Administration/Human Resources, Dean of Students and the Chief Financial Officer. For the Hospital management has the Medical Director and the Hospital Executive Director.

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Degree Programs :


  • Master Degree
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases
  • MS Anatomy
  • MS ENT
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Orthopaedics


  • Bachelor Degree
  • BSN


  • Master Degree
  • Masters in Physician Assistant

Public Health

  • Master Degree
  • MPH

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Contact Details

Address: PO Box 4968, Caguas, Puerto Rico 00726


(787) 743-3038

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