The Ponce School of Medicine is a medical school located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Founded in 1977, the school was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is classified as a Medical School of the United States. As stated in its website, the main mission of Ponce School of Medicine is “to provide high quality education, research and health services in medicine, biological sciences, clinical psychology, public health, and other healthcare fields, to the population is serves through an innovative health sciences curriculum, while preparing students to be ethical practitioners and scientists.”
Ponce School of Medicine offers graduate programs in the fields of Medicine, Clinical Psychology, and Biomedical Sciences, and a Masters Degree in Public Health. Its graduates move on to become highly respected health professionals capable of competing for appointments in the nation’s best residency training programs.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 is US$20,319.36 for freshman medical students who are residents of Puerto Rico and US$30,292.89 for non-residents. Those enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program and the Biomedical Science program pay cost of tuition per credit hour of US$278. For Public Health program, cost of tuition is US$200 per credit hour for residents of Puerto Rico and US$250 per credit hour for non-residents. Depending on the degree program chosen, students still have to pay required fees.
Financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study arrangements is extended to help students pay for their cost of tuition.
On-campus housing facilities are not available for students.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Ponce School of Medicine.