Founded in 1978, SJBSM has vast experience in preparing graduates with the values, skills and knowledge to deliver high quality care. With a special focus in community health care and research on translational community medicine, SJBSM is the place for you. Candidates interested in our MD program must meet the following admission criteria:

Admissions Requirements

Candidates are admitted for first year class on a competitive basis and therefore the applicants must comply with the following requirements for consideration:

  • Applicants must comply with, among other requirements, those established by the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline and its regulations. Bachelor's Degree in Science is highly recommended with the required Pre-Medical course credits completed at a college level institution accredited by the Council of Higher Education of PR or by a US accrediting organization with a minimum Science and General GPAof 2.75 (on a four-point scale) as calculated by AMCAS. The GPA of a graduate degree (M.S, MPH) does not substitute the GPA from an undergraduate degree.

The pre-medical coursework must consist of the following:

Courses

Credits

Sciences

General Chemistry I and II with labs

8

Organic Chemistry I and II with labs

8

General Physics I and II with labs

8

General Biology I and II with labs

8

Liberal Arts

Behavioural and Social Sciences

(Sociology, Psychology, Political Sciences, Economics,  and Anthropology)

9

Spanish

9

English

9

In addition to the above requirements, coursework in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Human Biology and Humanities are highly recommended.

To initiate the admission, the following documents must be submitted by the applicant:

  • Application through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), a centralized application service for applicants applying for first year class at participating U.S. medical schools at www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.html  The complete application must be processed by AMCAS between June 1st and before the deadline of December 15th of the year prior to admission.
  • Non-refundable certified check or money order for the amount of $100.00 payable to San Juan Bautista School of Medicine.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate), in addition to those provided to AMCAS.
  • Official results of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with a minimum score of 492. The test must not be older than three years. For more information regarding the MCAT you may access www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat
  • Two (2) academic letters of recommendation from science professors sent via the AMCAS Letter Service.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a community leader specifying any community and/or volunteer work sent via the AMCAS Letter Service.

Deadline to submit the documents:  On or before December 15th

The mailing address is:

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Admissions Office

PO Box 4968

Caguas, PR 00726-4968