Juan B. Fernández-Pérez, PhD

Chairperson and Associated Professor
Department of Anatomy

Education 1992 Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Major in Anatomy Ponce School of Medicine

1978 M.S. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

1974 B.S. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

  • 2011 The Eight Habits of Highly Effective People
              MBRS-RISE Program- PSMHS

  • 2010 Web-Conference “Using multiple choice test for Assessment purposes: 
              Designing multiple choice tests to reflect and foster learning outcomes”.

  • 2008 Video Conference: Teaching Strategies-Second Forum, Universidad
              Central del Caribe, PR

  • 2007 Advanced Power Point Workshop-PSMHS

    Journal Club in Education “A unique, innovative, and clinically oriented approach to anatomy education” and and “Trained standardized patients can train their peers to provide well-rated, cost-effective physical exam skills training to first-year medical students.” PSMHS

    Journal Club in Education “Teaching the outstanding medical learner” and “A proposal for teaching basic clinical skills for mastery: The case against vertical integration.” PSMHS

    Workshop “Moodle Demonstration”

    Journal Club in Education “The predictive validity of the MCAT for “medical school performance and medical board licensing examinations: A meta-analysis of the published research” and “Comparing problem-based learning with case-based learning: Effects of a major curricular shift at two institutions.” PSMHS

    Workshop “Writing multiple-choice test questions” PSMHS

    Workshop “Curricular integration-Medical school program” PSMHS


  • 2006 Interdisciplinary Forum of Criminal Behavior
             Association of Clinical psychology Students - PSMHS


Academic Position 1997-present Chairman, Anatomy Department – PSMHS
Teaching experience Lecturer:    Gross Anatomy, Embryology and Imaging Course
                     Histology and Cell Biology – Summer Course
                     Fundamental of Neurosciences and Lab Instructor
                     Anatomy and Physiology for Professional Psychologist course

Books contribution 2010 Clinical Oriented Anatomy Acknowledgments: Cranial Nerves
          Revision, Chapter 9. ISBN: 13:978-0-7817-7525-0

Editorial member 2006-present   Medicina y Salud Pública Journal ISSN:1937-8521

As chair of the Anatomy Department, the department receives the:
Best Department Award – Excellence Night PSMHS (2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2000, 1999)