The Neurology Training Program is a four-year competency-based learning experience designed to train the physician in the field of neurology disorders. Our main teaching affiliates are:
The University Adult Hospital, a healthcare facility under the Puerto Rico Department of Health since 1960, is one of the principal hospital institutions in Puerto Rico serving primarily an adult population. Located on the grounds of the Puerto Rico Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico the hospital is a referral center to the entire Island of Puerto Rico for complicated and complex cases. It has been continuously accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO) since the 1960’s.
Licensed for 390 beds, the University Adult Hospital’s clinical units include: services include: Internal Medicine, Bone Marrow Transplant, Medical-Surgical Intensive Care, Oncology, Surgery, Orthopedics, General Medical-Surgical Unit, Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Neuro Surgical Intermediate Unit, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nursery, and Labor and Delivery. The hospital has special care units including a dialysis center; autologous bone marrow transplant unit; high risk prenatal clinics; enterostomal and skin care service; ambulatory chemotherapy; physical and vocational therapy; endoscopy unit for gastroenterology; endoscopy unit for pneumology and non-invasive cardiology unit. Clinical services include: obstetrics and gynecology; internal medicine (endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology and oncology, pneumology, rheumatology, neurology, geriatrics, infectology, immunology and cardiology); general surgery; otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery; neurosurgery; orthopedic surgery; physical, rehabilitation and sports medicine; dermatology; oral and maxillofacial surgery and pediatrics for the well baby nursery. The hospital, as a direct service or a service that is part of centralized services obtained through the Puerto Rico Medical Services Administration (ASEM in Spanish), provides ancillary health services such as: Social Work, Radiological Services, Pathology and Laboratory Services, Respiratory Care, Hyperbaric Medicine and Pharmacy, among others. Within its premises has a clinical laboratory service for basic hospital needs.
It has an outstanding and dedicated faculty (333 including 20 in dental medicine), a with an academic rank at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine or at the School of Dental Medicine. The University Adult Hospital has served for the past 50 years as the main clinical teaching institution to the University of Puerto Rico medical students and the University of Puerto Rico Graduate Medical Education Program. Of its 39 programs (largest in Puerto Rico), 25 of them are based in this hospital (many of the other programs also rotate residents for certain clinical rotations through the hospital). All of these programs are accredited by the corresponding ACGME Residency Committees.
The University Pediatric Hospital, a healthcare institution of the Puerto Rico Department of Health, is dedicated exclusively to medical services to the children in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO). Offering services since 1976, the University Pediatric Hospital provides medical, surgical as well neuro developmental habilitative services to the whole pediatric population in Puerto Rico. It serves as a referral center for those in need of pediatric specialized medical services in the Caribbean Area.
Located on the campus of the Puerto Rico Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the hospital provides in-patient services for general pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology Beds, a Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit, general pediatric surgery, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It also has ambulatory clinical facilities, state of the art clinical laboratory, Pediatric Radiological Services, Social Work Services, Hemodialysis Unit, Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy Unit, a Pediatric Emergency Room and its own Surgical Suites facilities.
The UPR School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program, fully accredited by the ACGME Pediatric Residency Committee, utilizes this facility to train their residents.
The Faculty Practice Plan Clinics of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus (UPRMSC) are the ambulatory clinics of the UPRMSC. It accepts patients who have both public (Puerto Rico’s Mi Salud insurance
(Medicaid), Medicare, and private insurance as well as those who are uninsured. Over 100 medical and
scientific professionals provide both adult and pediatric services in cardiology, renal, rheumatology, internal
medicine, dermatology, oncology, pulmonology, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology,
orthopedics, gastroenterology, and urology. The ambulatory clinics are also teaching sites for medical students,
residents and fellows as well as other health care professionals.
It seeks to provide high quality health services to the community, at a reasonable price according to the market, and cost effective. Also to promote and increase the presence, participation and contribution of the University of Puerto Rico in the social and economic processes of the Island, through a group of responsible health professionals, trained and committed to public service.
The VA Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) is a Joint Commission accredited, system of care serving Veterans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. VACHS consist of a tertiary care VA Medical Center located in San Juan, Puerto Rico and 10 Outpatient Clinics located throughout Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.