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Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology offers two courses, one for first year students and one for second year students. During the first year, medical and Ph.D. students learn about the immune system in health and disease as wells as the most common pathogens involved in infectious illnesses and their characteristics. During the second year, students learn the clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis and therapeutic alternatives of infectious diseases. It is our purpose to teach the basic knowledge of infectious diseases, their impact in health and society, which is essential for the education of both medical and Ph.D. students. We also strive to prepare students for their licensing examinations by providing the clinical knowledge and problem solving skills they need to succeed. The main goal of the Department is to impart the knowledge of how to recognize the etiologic agent early in the course of an infectious disease and to be familiar with the next steps in the management of the patient and prevention strategies for infectious agents including virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

The faculty of the Department of Microbiology carry out multi-disciplinary research programs in microbial genetics, pathogenesis, immunology, and virology as well as an additional focus on women’s health. Departmental dedication to research, teaching, and training is evidenced not only by our funding support, but also by our training of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
 

 
Contact Information
Mailing address: Ponce School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology
P.O. Box 7004
Ponce, PR 00732
Phone: 787-840-2575 ext 2129/2130
Fax: 787-841-1045
Location: Research Building Second Floor
Hours: 8:00-12:00M   1:00-4:30PM
E-mail: microdept@psm.edu & vroman@psm.edu

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