Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Puerto Rico and Beyond: Phsu Prepares the Next Generation of Hispanic Medical Professionals

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Puerto Rico and Beyond: Phsu Prepares the Next Generation of Hispanic Medical Professionals

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Recognized both in Puerto Rico and broad for educational service and research achievements, Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) has for 37-years focused on a variety of disciplines including medicine, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences and public health. In addition, this for-profit medical school has put a special emphasis on bilingual and bicultural training for its students to help ensure their selection for and success in medical residencies. The following are some of PHSU's most recent achievements:

Grads of PHSU's Master of Science in Medical Science Program Achieve 47 Percent Med School Acceptance Rate

Graduates from Ponce Health Sciences University's 2017 class of its Master of Science in Medical Science degree program (MSMS) achieved a 47 percent acceptance rate to medical schools.

The MSMS degree, which PHSU launched in 2014, is an integrated, multidisciplinary interdepartmental program in the basic medical sciences that's the first and only one of its kind in Puerto Rico. It provides students with a broad-based one-year core curriculum that's designed to improve their academic credentials for admission to medical schools.

Along with providing students who initially were not accepted into medical or dental school an opportunity to bolster their credentials and increase their understanding of core medical school curriculum, PHSU's MSMS program is also beneficial for students who don't have academic science backgrounds and wish to pursue careers in the health care industry after graduation.

U.S. DOE Approves Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for PHSU

Ponce Health Sciences University has received formal approval from the U.S. Department of Education to launch a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The approval will allow PHSU to create a School of Nursing, which will make its health sciences curriculum available to the undergraduate community in Puerto Rico, the U. …

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