Biomedical Sciences


Provides the student a vast knowledge of normal structure and morphology of the human body and its tissues in a functional and clinical approach.

Biochemistry / Pharmacology

The Biochemistry & Genetic in Medicine Course the faculty strives to convey updated information in this fast-changing and dynamic field of study that applies fundamental techniques to understanding the structures and reactions of living organisms.

The Pharmacology and Therapeutics Course is designed to provide an understanding of drug action in the framework of human physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and pathophysiology and thus, to familiarize with the fundamental principles of drug action and disposition, adverse effects, drug-drug interactions, and contraindications in the context of drug classes


Administers the immunology course to first year medical students, Medical Microbiology to second year medical students and Microbiology to nursing students.

Physiology / Pathology

The Medical Physiology curriculum provides a comprehensive array of topics focusing on the body’s cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.

The Pathophysiology course offered by the department is an organ based course and addresses the morphological changes that occur due to illnesses and the mechanisms of disease. Emphasis is places on microscopic and macroscopic pathology and pathogenesis occurring in each organ system.

Clinical Skills

The Clinical Skills Program offers a wide variety of "hands-on" training programs for medical students so they can develop their clinical skills in the areas of medical interviewing, physical examination, professionalism, community service, and critical thinking.

Clinical Sciences


Dedicated to provide the highest quality of care to all of our patients under the Direction of Dr. Luis R. Novoa.


Expose and provide medical students with a global view of surgical conditions and therapeutic alternatives.

Emergency Medicine

The department sponsor require elective of four credits. Each student basically will rotate one week in every basic specialty (pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, ob-gyn).

Family Medicine

Apply the principles of basic sciences in the analysis and study of the clinical problems in a community base focus.

Internal Medicine

Offers the courses of physical diagnosis and rotation in Internal Medicine during third and fourth year.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dedicated to inspire, instruct and promote medical students on women’s health care. El resto del segundo párrafo se queda igual.

Clinical Pathology

Helps in the diagnosis and the treatment of disease.


The Pediatric Clerkship is an 8-week-rotation where students acquire the basic knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat the most common pediatric conditions. Students are exposed to children and their families in the different units of the hospital and at the Early Intervention Clinics offered by the Puerto Rico Health Department-Caguas Region, located within the premises of the Hospital.


Covers the history of psychiatry, the emotional development of people throughout their life cycle, including biological and psychological aspects, the development and meaning of symptoms; reaction to sickness, and treatment, including psychological, somatic and interdisciplinary modalities.


The Department of Radiology offers an outstanding education and clinical service program under the Direction of Dr. Francisco Gomez Goytia.