San Juan Bautista School of Medicine is a community-based Institution that has pledged to prepare physicians with strong community awareness.

The Community Medicine Program provides several voluntary service opportunities for our students. The program objective is to expose students to the community’s dynamics allowing an opportunity for healthcare in the communities. These strategies help to improve the health of a population with emphasis on health protection, disease prevention and health promotion. The Community Medicine Program focuses on the health of populations or groups such as: children, adolescents, disabled, elders and adults.

The Community Medicine Program has provided several voluntary service opportunities such as:

  • SCIENCE FAIR JUDGE in the different regions of public and private systems of the Department of Education
  • HEALTH CLINICS focused on the health of different populations or groups
  • Participation in MASS VACCINATION in collaboration with Department of Health
  • PARRANDAS NAVIDEÑAS (Puerto Rican version of Christmas Carol): during the activity the students played, sang, and danced the traditional Christmas songs with the purpose of bringing joy and happiness.
  • Participation in SPORT EVENTS evaluating athletes
  • CONFERENCES focused in protection, prevention and promotion health
  • MENTOR in science at public and private schools through workshop

Finally, participating students in the Community Medicine Program are presented with the opportunity of growth in every sense of the word. The students will know the concepts of the role of the physicians as a community healthcare provider and meaningfully increase the awareness of their role in the community.

For more information:

Community Medicine Program
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Prof. Grisel Burgos Barreto
Community Liaison Officer
Telephone office: 787-743-3038 ext 261
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