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 GPA of 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

General Biology I and II with labs

8

Spanish

9

English

9

General Chemistry I and II with labs

8

General Physics I and II with labs

8

Behavioral and Social Sciences

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

9

Organic Chemistry I and II with labs

8

 

To initiate the admission process the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • 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.  The complete application must be processed by AMCAS between June 1st and before the deadline December 15th of the year prior to admission.
  • Supplemental application will be send to applicants that meets the established requirements and whose AMCAS application has been processed. The applicant will receive an email from WebAdmit for AMCAS with a link to the “SJBSM Activities Gateway” to begin the supplemental application. Please be sure your email account is set up to accept emails from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Non-refundable certified check or money order for the amount of $100.00 payable to San Juan Bautista School of Medicine or you may use a credit card and pay electronically. To do so use this form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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 sent by AMCAS. The test must not be older than three years.
  • 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

 

Any one of the following will satisfy the academic letters of recommendation requirement:

  • Committee letter (required if your college/university has an officially designated committee or advisor). Authored by a pre-health committee or advisor and intended to represent your institution's evaluation of you. A committee letter may or may not include additional letters written in support of your application.
  • Letter packet: A packet or set of letters assembled and distributed by your institution, often by the institution's career center.
  • Faculty letters (required if the college/university you attended does not have a committee or advisor).

 

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

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Mrs. Jaymi L. Sánchez Cruz
Admissions Officer
Tel. 1-787-743-3038 Ext. 236
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Mrs. Marta R. Fuentes
Secretary
Tel. 1-787-743-3038 Ext. 3214
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