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Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
admissions@psm.edu
(787) 840-2575, (787) 842-0461
Diversity contact (Mrs. Wallesca Rodriguez Millan)
wrodriguez@psm.edu
(787) 840-2575
Address
Ponce Hlth Sci Univ SOM, Admissions Office, P.O. Box 7004, Ponce, PR 00732-7004 USA

Mission Statement

The mission of Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) is to provide a world-class, culturally-competent, health sciences education to the population we serve, through innovative adaptive learning environments focused on the success of its students to become ethical practitioner’s and scientists.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
7.8%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
54%
In-state Acceptance Rate
14.8%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
40.1%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
2.1%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
84%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
403
MD, BS/MD
30%
3%
12%
3%

Sex

Females
52%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
92%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$234,002

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.65
3.53

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.70
3.54

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.57
3.40

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
499
125
123
126
125

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
498
125
123
125
125

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
501
126
125
126
126

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
25
40%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
15%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Admissions Office, PO BOX 7004, Ponce P.R. 00732-7004
$85
January 31, 2021
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (67 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
October
Interviews are performed as individual or in groups. Two interviewers will asses candidates. The candidates experiences in research, MD shadowing, community and volunteer work are emphasized.
30-45 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 57%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 51%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 67%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 35%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
0%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
admissions@sanjuanbautista.edu
(787) 743-3038, (787) 746-3093
Diversity contact (Ms Ada Cortez)
acortez@sanjuanbautista.edu
(787) 743-3038
Address
San Juan Bautista SOM, Admissions Office, Caguas, PR 00725 USA

Mission Statement

We are committed to educating a diverse generation of physicians and other health professionals. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, values and competence to pursue career options in medicine, deliver high quality care, and conduct clinical research. The school’s special interest is centered on community health, conducting research on translational community medicine, and on graduating physicians who are responsive to the health needs of underserved and medically vulnerable populations.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
6.1%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
34.3%
In-state Acceptance Rate
9.2%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
23.3%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
2.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
34.5%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
284
NA
41%
3.2%
9.6%
1.6%

Sex

Females
56%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
82%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$118,409

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.65
3.52

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.69
3.54

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.54
3.35

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
498
125
123
125
125

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
497
125
123
125
125

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
500
125
124
125
126

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
50-100
10%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
19%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$100
2 weeks
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (54 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
November
Four (4) Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) stations and a one-to-one personal interview constitutes the San Juan Bautista format of interview.
30 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 68%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 54%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 48%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 28%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 44%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
2%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
edllian.lopez@uccaribe.edu
(787) 798-3001, (787) 269-7550
Diversity contact (Omar Pérez-Del Pilar Ph.D.)
omar.perez@uccaribe.edu
(787) 798-3001
Address
Univ Central Caribe Sch of Med, Office of Admissions, School of Medicine, Bayamon, PR 00960-6032 USA

Mission Statement

The mission of the UCC-SOM is to form competent diverse health professionals with an excellent academic preparation within a humanistic and holistic framework. Our guiding principle is to ensure that our graduates possess a strong sense of professionalism and commitment to their social duties and to service to Puerto Rico and Hispanic communities in the mainland.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
8.1%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
51%
In-state Acceptance Rate
13.2%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
39.8%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
44.4%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
339
MD
26%
2.6%
6.6%
0%

Sex

Females
53%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
83%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$189,135

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.66

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.69

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.70
3.61

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
499
125
123
126
125

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
499
125
123
126
125

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
502
125
127
125
127

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
100
20-30%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
16%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
All
$200
2 weeks
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (38 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
Every November
Mini multiple Interviews.
45 minutes
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 55%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 55%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 76%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 41%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 31%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 48%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
11%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
maribel.ortiz5@upr.edu
(787) 758-2525, (787) 282-7117
Diversity contact (Dra. Enid J. Garcia)
enid.garcia3@upr.edu
(787) 758-2525
Address
University of Puerto Rico SOM, Central Admissions Office, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00936-5067 USA

Mission Statement

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.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
16.7%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
80.6%
In-state Acceptance Rate
25.3%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
64.3%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
1.6%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
0%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
468
MD, MD/JD
22%
1.8%
5.5%
NA

Sex

Females
49%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
71%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
NA

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.68

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.77
3.69

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.72
3.51

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
503
126
125
127
126

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
503
126
125
126
126

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
508
127
129
127
127

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
20
10%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
13%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Online RCM Central Admissions Office
$30
January 4st 2020
  • Please click HERE for the secondary prompts for this school
  • Please click HERE for templates of secondary essays

Interview Data (59 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
November
1:1 format
45 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 47%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 53%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 45%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 33%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 39%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 43%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
0%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.