Ponce Health Sciences University

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Ponce Health Sciences University is dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate medical education programs available. This goal, in addition to the university’s research and health services programs, continues a 40 year tradition of enhancing our profession and contributing to our community.

Recognized both in Puerto Rico and abroad for educational service and research achievements, the university continues its focus in the disciplines of Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health. To meet future challenges in the healthcare industry, the university is launching an innovative selection of masters and certificate programs specifically designed to fill service gaps within the profession and enhance the healthcare community with highly trained practitioners.

Our commitment to educational excellence is an underlying value that leads the university to seek and recruit not only outstanding faculty but also outstanding students. By combining expanded academic and professional educational offerings in a cooperative and intimate learning environment, the Ponce Health Sciences University continues to graduate highly competent healthcare professionals dedicated to their community and the expanding future needs of their profession.

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Two Entry Options [+]

Two Entry Options 1. Direct Entry Three Years or Eight trimesters of 15-week each one 2. Upper Division Two Years or Six trimesters of 15-week each one Admissions Requirements Direct Entry Recognized High School Diploma or General Equivalency Examination (GED) Official transcripts from high school and post-secondary, if applicable Cumulative GPA of 2.5 Prerequisite high school courses 1 unit of Biology 1 unit of Chemistry 1 unit of Algebra Demonstrate English proficiency in speaking and reading by - TOEFL scores or evidence of successful completion of a year of college English Evidence of attendance at a nursing pre-admission conference Written essay indicating interest in nursing Personal interview Two letters of recommendation Immunization records and medical tests Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Comply with essential performance standards in nursing A non-refundable application fee of $ 80.00 Criminal background screening Take the HESI A2 Exam (Health Education System, Inc.) Upper Level - Evidence of completion of the following prerequisite courses (37 credits): English Composition I and II (6 credits) Public Speaking (3 credits) College Algebra (3 credits) Statistics (3) Introduction to Psychology (3) Developmental Psychology (3) Chemistry (4 credits) Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Lab (8 credits) Microbiology with Lab (4 credits) Have completed the prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 Demonstrate English proficiency in speaking and reading Evidence of attendance at a nursing pre-admission conference Written essay indicating interest in nursing Attend a personal interview Two letters of recommendation Immunization records and medical tests Current Basic... [-]

Master

Master in Public Health (MPH)

Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The MPH is a multidisciplinary program which by incorporating education, research and community service, works to develop the skills a public health professional requires for the protection of health as well as disease prevention in the individual and the community. [+]

The MPH is a multidisciplinary program which by incorporating education, research and community service, works to develop the skills a public health professional requires for the protection of health as well as disease prevention in the individual and the community. The MPH is a multi-disciplinary program that provides education, research and community service to develop skills of ethical and competent public health practitioners and researchers, who will excel in disease prevention, health promotion and health protection in the local and global communities. The two-year 55-credit program is offered during the evenings (Mondays to Thursdays) in trimester format under the following specialties: Curriculum PHSU: PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM -MPH ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PHSU: PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM -MPH EPIDEMIOLOGY PHSU: PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM -MPH GENERAL Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a college level institution accredited by the PR Council of Education or by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting organization including the following courses: Course Credits General Sciences 6 Social Sciences 6 Behavioral Sciences 3 College Mathematics 3 Minimum GPA of 2.50, however our classes average is 3.2 (on a four-point scale) EXADEP, GRE or MCAT examinations (no more than five years old) Submit the following documents: Official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Official GRE, EXADEP or MCAT scores (if the candidate does not hold a health professional degree). Three letters of recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional work and skills using the format provided with the application form. Certificate of No Penal Record Application... [-]

PhD

DrPH in Epidemiology

Campus Full time 5 years July 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The goal of the DrPH in Epidemiology is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills, and abilities in the development of epidemiological methodology that will be applied to health needs including the identification of risk factors, clinical research, programs assessment, prevention, protection, and treatment of diseases. [+]

The goal of the DrPH in Epidemiology is to educate professionals with knowledge, skills, and abilities in the development of epidemiological methodology that will be applied to health needs including the identification of risk factors, clinical research, programs assessment, prevention, protection, and treatment of diseases. The DrPH is awarded after the successful completion of an interdisciplinary 63-credits curriculum. Students take a comprehensive test at the end of the second year. An original research of significant contribution to the scientific knowledge or epidemiological application in a particular health field must be completed during the final years of the program. Curriculum Admission Requirements The applicant must: Present evidence of the successful completion of a master’s degree in an institution accredited by the PR Council of Education or by a US recognized accrediting organization. Have completed three credits of College Mathematics and the following courses prior to admission: Course Credits Biostatistics 6 Environmental Health 3 Administration of Health Services/Health Policy 3 Bioethics 3 Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health 3 Epidemiology 3 Total* 21 *If the student is missing any of these credits, they can be taken in our Institution or another one. Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 points scale). Have taken the GRE examination (General Test) with a minimum score of 290, no more than five years earlier. Attend a personal interview Submit the following documents: Official transcript from all universities attended (undergraduate & graduate). Three letters of recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar with the applicant’s... [-]

PhD Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time 5 years July 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. It prepares Clinical psychologists able to competently integrate the professional knowledge, skills attitudes, and values that serve as the foundation of clinical practice in supply of evidence-based training experience. [+]

The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. It prepares Clinical psychologists able to competently integrate the professional knowledge, skills attitudes, and values that serve as the foundation of clinical practice in supply of evidence-based training experience. Curriculum Psychology Internship Consortium Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) Present evidence of the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a college level institution accredited by the PR Council of Education or by a US accrediting organization with a minimum of 15 credits in psychology including the following courses: Corse Credits General Psychology 3 Developmental Psychology 3 Abnormal Psychology (Psychopathology) 3 Experimental Psychology (or Scientific Research) 3 Statistics 3 GPA – 3.00 or above (on a four-point scale) GRE minimum score of 279 or EXADEP minimum score of 500, no more than five years old. www.ets.org Submit the following documents: Official transcript from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) Three letters of recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional work and skills using the format provided with the application form. Official scores of GRE or EXADEP www.ets.org Certificate of No Penal Record (Criminal Background Check) A non-refundable USD$80.00 application fee Applicants with master’s degrees in Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work, Counseling or other mental health related fields, are accepted. The same admission requirements still apply. Up to 24 credits may be transferred from... [-]

PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Campus Full time 5 years July 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences is an integrated, interdepartmental program in the basic biomedical sciences that seeks to provide students with a broad-based two-year core curriculum followed by advanced courses and dissertation research leading to a PhD degree. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences is an integrated, interdepartmental program in the basic biomedical sciences that seeks to provide students with a broad-based two-year core curriculum followed by advanced courses and dissertation research leading to a PhD degree. The Program reflects the interest of the Institution to promote the formation of professionals in the biomedical sciences. The degree is awarded after successful completion of an interdisciplinary core curriculum in the biomedical sciences, which includes Histology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Pharmacology, and electives in special topics. Students must also complete an original research project that significantly contributes to the scientific knowledge in a particular field. Registration, orientation period and commencement of classes take place in second half of July. Curriculum The goal of the Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program is to foster a broad-based training in the biomedical sciences while concentrating the research experience and additional courses in a specific area. The Program is intended to develop extensive interdepartmental research interactions including seminars, discussion groups and journal clubs. Students may elect to do research in a particular research laboratory within the areas of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. *Subject to student’s needs †Same courses as those taken by medical students in their first two years of basic sciences RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP ROTATIONS The student will carry out a minimum of two laboratory rotations during the 2nd year (two credits each). Students spend eight weeks (6 hours/week) with a minimum of 48 hours in the research laboratory of a specific... [-]

PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time 5 years July 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. It prepares Clinical psychologists able to competently integrate the professional knowledge, skills attitudes, and values that serve as the foundation of clinical practice in supply of evidence-based training experience. [+]

The Psychology Program seeks to develop a new generation of Clinical Psychologists capable of performing excellently in different clinical settings. The Program ascribes to a bio-psychosocial systemic model and follows a practitioner/scholar educational model. It prepares Clinical psychologists able to competently integrate the professional knowledge, skills attitudes, and values that serve as the foundation of clinical practice in supply of evidence-based training experience. Curriculum Psychology Internship Consortium Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) Present evidence of the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a college level institution accredited by the PR Council of Education or by a US accrediting organization with a minimum of 15 credits in psychology including the following courses: Course Credits General Psychology 3 Developmental Psychology 3 Abnormal Psychology (Psychopathology) 3 Experimental Psychology (or Scientific Research) 3 Statistics 3 GPA – 3.00 or above (on a four-point scale) GRE minimum score of 279 or EXADEP minimum score of 500, no more than five years old. www.ets.org Submit the following documents: Official transcript from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate) Three letters of recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional work and skills using the format provided with the application form. Official scores of GRE or EXADEP www.ets.org Certificate of No Penal Record (Criminal Background Check) A non-refundable USD$80.00 application fee Applicants with master’s degrees in Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work, Counseling or other mental health related fields, are accepted. The same admission requirements still apply. Up to 24 credits may be transferred from... [-]

M.D.

MD Program

Campus Full time 4 - 5 years July 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

The Medical Education Program is a 4-year program with emphasis in primary care and duration of 166 weeks. It grants a doctor of medicine degree (MD degree). The MD Program consists of two years of pre-clinical courses in the core disciplines of Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry, Histology and Cell Biology, Microbiology/Immunology, Neurosciences, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology. During the second year the organ-system approach is used to integrate the basic science curriculum content. [+]

The Medical Education Program is a 4-year program with emphasis in primary care and duration of 166 weeks. It grants a doctor of medicine degree (MD degree). The MD Program consists of two years of pre-clinical courses in the core disciplines of Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry, Histology and Cell Biology, Microbiology/Immunology, Neurosciences, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology. During the second year the organ-system approach is used to integrate the basic science curriculum content. The pre-clinical years provide integration of clinical content and early clinical experiences through Introduction to Clinical Skills, Pathophysiology, Behavioral Sciences and Basic Psychiatry. In addition, longitudinal programs in Community Medicine, Problem-Based Learning, Geriatrics, and Medical Ethics are integrated in the educational program of the first two years. The third year provides the core clinical clerkships: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery. The fourth year complements these core clinical experiences with advanced rotations in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Surgical Subspecialties and Primary Care Selectives. Five months of elective rotations provide additional clinical experiences in several subspecialty fields. A five-year program may be available for students who need to proceed at a slower pace during the basic sciences. The first two years are extended to three. The Medical Education Program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and the Puerto Rico Council of Education (PR-CE) Admission Requirements Ordinarily, four years of undergraduate education are necessary to prepare for entrance into medical school; however, special... [-]

Certificate

Postgraduate Certificate in Neuroscience of Learning

Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce

This certificate program trains teachers, students and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based upon these principles. This includes specific instructions to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. [+]

Authorized by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico (CE) This certificate program trains teachers, students and professors to comprehend and use principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based upon these principles. This includes specific instructions to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The program also addresses the needs of Psychologist and other school personnel interested in developing advanced and extended knowledge on the application of neuroscience of learning principles to their clinical work with children. Psychologist accepted to the program with a solid background on the biological bases of behavior may directly register in an elective NSL 0503 Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment course providing advanced assessment competencies in school and clinical settings. Curriculum Semester 1 Semester 2 Admission Requirements This certificate program trains teachers and professors to comprehend and use the principles of neuroscience and neuropsychology in their work with students and for implementing learning environments based on these principles. This includes specific instruction to teach children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, Asperger, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Mental Retardation. The main goal of this postgraduate certificate is to bridge neuroscience with education to improve both, the delivery (through teachers) and reception (through students) of information in academic settings. Courses are held on Saturdays. Course Credits Core courses 11 General Education 3 Concentration/Specialty 3 Electives 1 Total 18 Bachelor’s degree in Education or in one of... [-]

MSc

Master of Sciences in Medical Sciences (MSMS)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Puerto Rico Ponce + 1 more

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) is an integrated, multidisciplinary interdepartmental program in the basic medical sciences that provide trainees with a broad-based one-year core curriculum designed to improve their academic credentials for admission to professional schools. [+]

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) is an integrated, multidisciplinary interdepartmental program in the basic medical sciences that provide trainees with a broad-based one-year core curriculum designed to improve their academic credentials for admission to professional schools. Curriculum Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university including the following coursework: Courses Credits General Biology I & II with Labs 8 General Chemistry I & II with Labs 8 Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs 8 Physics I & II with Labs 8 Mathematics 6 Behavioral and Social Sciences* 6 Biochemistry Course 3 Spanish 3 English 3 *Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Sciences, and/or Economics Fully bilingual in English and Spanish (read, write, speak and understand) Cumulative GPA and Science GPA of ≥ 2.7 MCAT scores The completion of a graduate degree in science or health allied field may be used to substitute the GPA and science GPA of the bachelor’s degree. Application deadline: JULY 10 [-]

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Ponce, 00732-7004 PR
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Ponce, 00716-2347 PR
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