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GENERAL INFORMATION

Category: School and Program Accreditation

Description:

The SJBSM is accredited by the following agencies:

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)
    • The CEPR is attached to the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It was created with the essential purpose of licensing private basic education institutions and private and public post-secondary institutions and raising the quality of education in Puerto Rico to the highest international standards to develop on the Island education of excellence, with innovation and technology.

      In 2016, the CEPR approved the Renewal License of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine to continue operating as a higher education institution in Puerto Rico and with the inclusion two new academic programs: Public Health and Nursing. The license is valid for a term of five (5) years. In 2020, the license was emended to include a Master degree in Physician Assistant. The next license renewal will be in 2021.

      For inquiries and/or complaints, please contact the Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR) by visiting http://www.agencias.pr.gov/agencias/cepr/inicio/acercadalcepr/Pages/default.aspx

  • Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • MSCHE is a voluntary, non-governmental, regional membership association recognized by both the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Its main purpose is to define, maintain, and promote educational excellence across institutions of higher education.

      MSCHE approved SJBSM accreditation in 2007. In 2015 the accreditation was renewed with the inclusion of two new academic programs: Public Health and Nursing. SJBSM officially commenced the next round of self-study, in preparation for the scheduled visit and evaluation by MSCHE. In 2020, MSCHE approved the Physician Assistant program. The last MSCHE visit was in Spring of 2021.

      For inquiries and/or complaints, please contact Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
      by visiting https://www.msche.org/about-us/

  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
    • LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards. This process also fosters institutional and programmatic improvement. To achieve and maintain accreditation, a medical education program leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada must meet the LCME accreditation standards contained in the LCME document Functions and Structure of a Medical School.

      LCME approved SJBSM accreditation in 2007.  The last site visit was in 2017 and LCME granted SJBSM the longest term of accreditation available. The next accreditation visit will be in 2024-2025.

      For inquiries and/or complaints, please contact the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) by visiting https://lcme.org/
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    • CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, that provides a voluntary, self-regulatory process for baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. It serves by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices; encouraging continuing self-assessment; supporting continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

      CCNE approved SJBSM accreditation in 2020. The next accreditation visit will be in Spring 2025.
      For inquiries and/or complaints, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) by visiting https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
    • ARC-PA is an independent accrediting body authorized to accredit qualified PA educational programs leading to the professional credential, Physician Assistant (PA). Accreditation is a process of quality assurance that determines whether the program meets established standards for function, structure and performance. The ARC-PA does not accredit any academic degree awarded by the sponsoring institution of the PA program.
      ARC-PA granted Accreditation-Provisional to SJBSM Master Physician Assistant Program in 20. Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation – Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
      The program’s accreditation history can be found on the ARC-PA website at: http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-san-juan-bautista-som

      For inquiries and/or complaints, please contact the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) by visiting http://www.arc-pa.org

 

Supporting Documentation/Links:

Contact Information:

Ana L. Bermudez Segarra, MD, MPH, FAAP
Academic Affairs Advisor
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 252


Category: Academic Programs

Description:

Academic Programs

  • Medicine Degree
  • Master in Public Health
  • Bachelor in Science of Nursing

Supporting Documentation/Links:

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Cost of Attendance

Description:

Estimated Student Cost Budgets

Supporting Documentation/Links:

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, Ext. 268


Category: Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Description:

Accommodations and Accessibility Policy

Supporting Documentation/Links:

Contact Information:

Mrs. Yaidy L. Cruz, M.Ed.
Student Programs Director
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(787)743-3038 Ext. 233


Category: Non-discrimination Policy

Description:

SJBSM is committed to assure that the academic programs and activities intended for students are accessible to all.  The school in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and school policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, citizenship, or marital, parental, and veteran status; and nay other characteristic protected by federal law in the administration of tits educational policies, admission policies, and financial aid programs.

Supporting Documentation/Links:

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: FERPA — Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Description:

Student Education Record Privacy

Supporting Documentation/Link:

Contact Information:

Nildalee Meléndez Rosa
Registrar Office Director
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(787) 743 3038, Ext. 243


Category: Net Price Calculator

Description:

Predict College Expenses

Supporting Documentation/Link:

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, ext. 268


Category: Student Complaint Procedures

Description:

SJBSM is committed to assuring a safe and supportive learning environment by promoting professional conduct, the respect towards each individual’s rights, and the appreciation of diversity and individual differences. If you have experienced or witnessed mistreatment, we encourage you to report it using one of the following methods:

  • Contact Course/Clerkship Director directly
  • Contact corresponding Associate Dean directly
  • Contact the Associate Dean for Students Affairs directly
  • Report issues through course/clerkship evaluations
  • Use SJB Student Hotline for anonymous reports

Supporting Documentation/Link:

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Disclosure of Social Security

Description:

Comply with accrediting agencies that have established as a requirement for all institutions of higher education that they have information available for students and employees on its institutional policy banning the use and disclosure of the social security.  

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


 

Category: Student Diversity

Description:

Institutional Enrollment by Gender and Ethnicity

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Transfer of Credit Policies

Description:

Requirements of Transfer Credits by Programs

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Category: Crime Statistic Report and Policy

Description:

SJBSM Crime Statistic Report and Policy

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Sr. Carlos Abreu
Dean of Administration
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 227


Category: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Description:

Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Vaccination (Immunization) Policies

Description:

Immunization Requirements for Incoming Students

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Harassment and Discrimination Grievance Policy and Procedure

Description:

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine is committed to providing an environment that is free of harassment and will not tolerate discriminatory or harassing behavior by any employee, student, or third party in connection with an educational program.

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Policy and Procedure on Criminal Background Check

Description:

This policy is designed to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, faculty, employees, and students at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine. Criminal background check allow the SJBSM to evaluate whether students possess the character and appropriateness to participate in clinical education activities.   

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256

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STUDENT OUTCOMES

Category: Students Enrollment

Description:

Report by Program

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Jimenez, MPH
Learning Assessment Office Director
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(787) 743-3038 x 252


Category: Transfer Students

Description:

Report by Program

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Jimenez, MPH
Learning Assessment Office Director
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(787) 743-3038 x 252


Category: Retention Rates

Description:

Report by Program

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Jimenez, MPH
Learning Assessment Office Director
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(787) 743-3038 x 252


Category: Graduation Rates

Description:

Graduation Reports by Program

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Jimenez, MPH
Learning Assessment Office Director
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(787) 743-3038 x 252


Category: Board Passing Rate

Description:

MD and BSN students Board Passing Rates

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Jimenez, MPH
Learning Assessment Office Director
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(787) 743-3038 x 252


Category: Residency Placements

Description:

MD Students Residency Placement

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Mrs. Yaidy L. Cruz, M.Ed.
Student Programs Director
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(787)743-3038 Ext. 233

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INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Category: Refund Policy

Description:

In compliance with the provisions of the Federal Education Department, the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine has established a Refund Policy for those students who pay their tuition cost through non-Title IV Funds.

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, Ext. 268


Category: Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Description:

In order to comply with Federal Student Aid Program Title IV and the U.S. Department of

Education requirements for eligibility for federal student financial aid, the San Juan Bautista

School of Medicine has established a Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP). This policy applies to all students enrolled in our institution, regardless of the program and the funds used to pay institutional fees. The federal student aid program of Title IV requires that each student receiving aid funds meet the criteria established in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Policy to returning funds to federal  (Title IV) Program 

Description:

The policy for returning funds to federal Title IV program will apply to student participating in federal Title IV program (Federal Pell Grants) and other federal programs, that withdraw, are withdraw, or are expelled from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine after having started the to attend classes, but with 60% of term (semester). This policy is mandatory pursuant to the changes from the Reauthorization Act 1998 to the Higher Education Act as amended, and is effective for all withdraws or expulsion occurring on or after October 7, 2000.

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, Ext. 268


Category: Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs 

Description:

Financial Aid Availability

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, Ext. 268


Category: Requirements/Procedures for Withdrawal 

Description:

Withdraw Policy by program

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Dr. Yolanda Miranda Portugues
Associate Dean Students Affair
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(787) 743-3038 Ext. 256


Category: Armed Forces of the United States and the National Guard of Puerto Rico

Description:

Compliance with the provision of Act. 109 April 11, 2003 that aim to establish protective measures for students enrolled at Higher Education Institutions and that have been activate in the armed forces of the United States and the National Guard of Puerto Rico. The law provides certain obligations that are intended to avoid academic and financial penalties.

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, ext. 268


Category: Entrance and Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Description:

Loan Counseling

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, ext. 268


Category: National Student Loan Data System

Description:

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

Supporting Documents/Links

Contact Information:

Beatriz De León-Rivera, M.B.A.
Student Financial Aid Office Director
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(787) 743-3038, ext. 268