The Students Affairs Office encourages and promotes development of student organizations.
Any group of students interested in forming an organization or association, consistent with the objectives of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, either of a religious, sports or academic character, should submit the request to the Dean of Student Affairs, indicating the purposes and objectives of the applicant organization.
Certified student organizations and their goals are described below.
General Student Council
The General Student Council is established to encourage and channel the effective participation of students in issues of interest to them and related to the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. It constitutes the official forum for the analysis, discussion, and review of students’ needs and aspirations, and for the expression of student perspectives relative to topics and issues within the academic community.
Students who wish to participate as members of the General Student Council must comply with the requirements established in the Student Manual. Each of the academic levels for all three programs has representation in this organization, and students elect their own representatives.
Medical Student Association for Community Health Improvement (MSACHI)
The Medical Student Association for Community Health Improvement (MSACHI) was founded in March 2001, and its main commitment is to conduct activities that provide students with opportunities to share experiences with the Caguas community. The Association’s slogan is “Caring for our community by promoting health.” Students from the four levels comprise this organization. Its program of activities includes conferences and workshops on subjects related to health care. MSACHI is one effort to comply with the institutional goal of seeking to create an academic community-based medical education environment by promoting active community participation.
Christian Students Association
The Association of Christian Students, a Christian student initiative, was constituted in January 2004; the Association’s main purpose is to encourage students’ spirituality. The objectives are to provide spiritual support through prayer during times of crisis and to strengthen the spiritual faith of member students.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of more than 68,000 medical students, premedical students, interns, residents, and practicing physicians from across the country, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation’s health.
By their active involvement, SJBSM students demonstrate their commitment to the improvement of health care for all people. Students represent the SJBSM at regional and national conferences, where they share their concerns about health services rendered in Puerto Rico.
Other Student organizations are:
- Internal Medicine Group
- SJB Pediatric Interest Group
- Neuropsyquiatry Interest Group
- “Curitas Pal Barrio”
- Surgery and Surgical Subspecialty Interest Group
- Emergency Medicine Interest Group
- Family Medicine Interest Group
- Anesthesiology Interest Group
- Ophthalmology Interest Group
- Neurology Interest Group
- Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group
- Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group
- Cardiothoracic and Vascular Interest Group
- Psyquiatry Interest Group
- Latin Medical Student Association (LMSA)
- Christian Medical & Dental Association
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Group
- “Asociación de Estudiantes de Salud Pública”
- Public Health Students Association