University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences CampusUniversidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas (UPR-RCM) in Spanish— is a public health sciences-oriented university in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is part of the University of Puerto Rico System and is located on the grounds of the Puerto Rico Medical Center.[2]

University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas
Seal of Recinto de Ciencas Medicas, UPR.svg
TypePublic medical school
Established1966
PresidentLuis A. Ferrao
RectorIlka Ríos[1]
Academic staff
623
Students2,766
Undergraduates400
Postgraduates2,366
Location,
CampusUrban
Websitewww.rcm.upr.edu

HistoryEdit

In 1966 the University of Puerto Rico organized the Medical Sciences Campus. Adán Nigaglioni Loyola was its first Rector in 1967.[3] In 1972 the building was constructed in the grounds of the Rio Piedras Medical Center, which now blanket the UPR School of Medicine, Specialized schools only in Puerto Rico and Pharmacy (1913), Dentistry (1957), Graduate School of Public Health (1970), College of Health Related Professions (1976) and the School of Nursing (1995). The enclosure also comprises three Deans who support: Dean of Administration, Student and Academic Affairs. They work together more than 2,000 employees (623 teachers and nonteaching 1,454) to approximately 2,766 full-time students.[4][5]

AcademicsEdit

The UPR-Medical Sciences Campus promotes education integrated with practice and experimentation, and offers multiple programs of study in the health field, including associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, master's, doctorate, residencies, post-doctoral degrees in:

The School of Health Professions, offers 16 academic programs in specific disciplines such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Speech Pathology, Health Information Administration and others which prepare students in specific disciplines within the field of health to exercise positions that complement care. Most are only open to students in their second year or beyond.

The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and most programs are accredited by the appropriate discipline-specific accreditor. In 2021, the neurosurgery program lost its accreditation by June 2022 there will be no neurosurgery program on the island.[6][7] The university must wait until 2024 to once again request accreditation for the program.[8] In March 2022 the Middle States Commission warned the campus is at risk of losing accreditation.[9]

Professional schoolsEdit

ResearchEdit

The Medical Sciences Campus is distinguished by outstanding academia in the field of the health professions. It is a multidisciplinary center, assuming the leadership in teaching and research on prevalent health conditions in Puerto Rico. The campus is a specialized center in basic, applied and clinical research in the biomedical sciences. It also includes the following research centers: the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium, the Behavioral Research Institute, the Women's and Health Research Center,[10] the Research Center in Minority Institutions, the Maternal Infant Study Center,[11] the Center for Clinical Research and Health Promotion, the UPR Cancer Center and the AIDS Clinical Trials Units.[12] The Institute of Neurobiology is located in Old San Juan. The Caribbean Primate Center is located in Sabana Seca and also has a primate colony in an offshore island.[13]

FacilitiesEdit

Conrado F. Asenjo LibraryEdit

The University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus Library is the main health sciences information resources on the Island and is considered to have the most complete collection of its kind in the Caribbean. Collection and services support academic programs in Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health. It is located in Unit C of the Central Building of the Campus, adjacent to the University Hospital and to the Medical Center Emergency Services. It has a total of 38,044 square feet (3,534.4 m2), spread over five floors. Seating capacity is 410. The Library is open 108 hours per week. As a public university library and as a resource library under the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.[14]

Alumni AssociationEdit

  • Association of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA)[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ilka Ríos, nueva rectora del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas, otorga puestos a quienes la evaluaron para el cargo". El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). 2022-01-26. Retrieved 2022-03-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 10, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "La Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Puerto Rico" (in Spanish). Instituto de Historia de las Ciencias de la Salud (IHICIS,)UPR Recinto de Ciencias Médicas. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  4. ^ "Inicio UPR v2.0".
  5. ^ "RCM Te Orienta – Recinto de Ciencias Médicas, UPR".
  6. ^ Álvarez, Coralys Simpson. "Programa de Neurocirugía del RCM pierde su acreditación" [Neurosurgery program of RCM loses its accreditation]. Pulso Estudiantil (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  7. ^ Lopez Alicea, Keila (2021-04-12). "El programa de Neurocirugía del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas pierde acreditación" [The neurosurgery program of the Medical Sciences Campus loses accreditation]. El Nuevo Día. Retrieved 2021-05-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Ciencias Médicas tardará dos años en solicitar un nuevo programa de Neurocirugía" [Medical sciences will take two years to request a new neurosurgery program]. El Nuevo Día (in Spanish). 2022-03-16. Retrieved 2022-03-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "En peligro la acreditación del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad de Puerto Rico" [In danger the accreditation of Medical Sciences campus of the University of Puerto Rico]. El Vocero. 2022-03-16. Archived from the original on 2022-03-16. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  10. ^ "Sobre el Centro" [About the center]. Centro Mujer y Salud. Retrieved 2022-03-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Centro de Estudios Materno-Infantiles (CEMI)" [Center for Maternal-Childhood studies (CEMI)]. Centro de Estudios Materno Infantiles (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-03-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Casa abierta en clínica del RCM para pacientes con VIH" [Open house at clinic of RCM for HIV patients]. Metro PR (in Spanish). 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2022-03-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Convierten a Isla de Monos en una reserva científica" [Island of monkeys transformed into a scientific reserve]. Ciencia Puerto Rico (in Spanish). 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2022-03-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Biblioteca Conrado F. Asenjo". Instituto de Historia de las Ciencias de la Salud. Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  15. ^ "UPRAA – Association of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad".

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