The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus — Universidad 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.
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:
Medicine Dentistry Pharmacy Public Health Biosocial Science Environmental Health Nursing Physical and Occupational Therapy Speech-Language Pathology Nutrition Demography
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; if it is not reaccredited or does not successfully appeal its loss of accreditation, by June 2022 their will be no neurosurgery program on the island.