Doctor of medicine degree Ponce Health Sciences University
The Medical Education Program at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU-SOM) is a 4-year program with 166 weeks. It grants a doctor of medicine degree (MD degree). The Program consists of two years of pre-clinical (basic science) courses in the core disciplines of Gross Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology/Immunology and Neurosciences.
The pre-clinical years provide integration of clinical content and early clinical experiences through Pathophysiology, Introduction to Clinical Skills, Behavioral Sciences and Basic Psychiatry. Longitudinal programs in Preventive and Community Medicine, Problem-Based Learning, Geriatrics and Medical Ethics are integrated into the first two years' educational program.
The third-year provides the core clinical clerkships, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Surgery. The fourth-year complements these core clinical experiences with Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Radiology and Primary Care Selective. Five months of elective rotations provide additional clinical experiences in several subspecialty fields.