SJBSM Institutional Catalog (Page 3) at SJBSM School Catalog 2021-2024

SJBSM Webpage: https://www.sanjuanbautista.edu/images/pdf/Manuals/SJBSM_Student_Right-to-Know.pdf

Contact Information:
Ana L. Bermudez-Segarra MD, MPH, FAAP Academic Affairs Advisor
(787) 743-3038 Ext. 252 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oficina de Licenciamiento de Instituciones Educativas (ORLIE)

The Oficina de Licenciamiento de Instituciones Educativas (ORLIE), previously known as the Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR), is attached to the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. SJBSM was licensed by ORLIE in 1978. In 2016, ORLIE approved the inclusion of two new academic programs: Master in Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 2020, the license was amended to include a Master degree in Physician Assistant, and in February of 2022 the license was renewed until July of 2026. The next site visit will take in the academic year 2026-27.  For inquiries and/or complaints, please contact the (ORLIE) as by visiting http://www.agencias.pr.gov/agencias/cepr/inicio/acercadalcepr/Pages/default.aspx

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

MSCHE approved SJBSM accreditation in 2007. In 2015 the accreditation was  renewed with the inclusion of two new academic programs: Master in Public Health and Bachelor in Science of Nursing. In 2020, MSCHE approved the Master in Physician Assistant program, and in 2021 MSCHE renewed the accreditation of SJBSM. The next MSCHE Self Study is scheduled for the academic year 2027-28.

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 approved accreditation for the Doctor in Medicine program at SJBSM in 2007. The last site visit was in 2017 when LCME granted SJBSM the longest term of accreditation available. The next accreditation visit will be in the academic year 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 approved the accreditation of the Bachelor of Science program at SJBSM in 2020. The next accreditation visit will be in the academic year 2024-25.  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 granted Accreditation-Provisional to the SJBSM Master in Physician Assistant Program in 2020. At its 2021 September meeting, ARC-PA placed the Master in Physician Assistant Program sponsored by SJBSM on Accreditation-Probation until its next review in September 2023.  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

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

The Master in Public Health Program at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). For more information, please visit https://ceph.org.