Statement of Accreditation Status

San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

  • CEO: Dr. Yocasta Brugal-Mena, President/Dean
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Ana Bermudez
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 1998
  • Accreditation Granted: 2004
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2021
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2027-2028
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024

Contact Information

P.O. Box 4968 Urb. Turabo Gardens Road 172 Caguas to Cidra
Caguas, PR 00726-4968

(787) 743-3038

www.sanjuanbautista.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • June 24, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To reaffirm accreditation. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Puerto Rico Board of Post-Secondary Institutions. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon by the Commission at the June meeting.
  • December 8, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the Puerto Rico Board of Postsecondary Institutions for the Masters in Physician Assistant program.
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Master degree in Physician Assistant Studies within the institution's scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Puerto Rico Board of Postsecondary Institutions. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission's request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that a follow-up visit will not be conducted. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • March 15, 2018
    To accept the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due August 1, 2018, regarding the status of the institution. A small team visit may follow submission of the report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • October 19, 2017
    To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution.  To note that the Progress Report due on October 1, 2017, will now be due on December 1, 2017.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report and the Periodic Review Report process. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of (1) goals and objectives or strategies, both institution-wide and for individual units, that are clearly stated, reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results, are linked to mission and goal achievement, and are used for planning and resource allocation at the institutional and unit levels (Standard 2); and (2) assessment of student learning and program outcomes relative to program goals and objectives and the use of the results to improve student learning and program effectiveness (Standard 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • November 15, 2012
    To accept the monitoring report. To remind the institution of the progress report, due April 1, 2013, documenting implementation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, including evidence that outcomes assessment is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:

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