The Degree you Are
Ponce Health Sciences University boasts over 45 years of experience in providing world-class education to highly qualified students across the programs offered in our academic portfolio. Throughout our history, we have produced over 4,000 graduates in Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, and soon, Dental Medicine.
Our institution is widely recognized in Puerto Rico and other nations for its strong focus on health sciences, incorporating a robust scientific research component that addresses health disparities within the Latino community and other minority groups. Now, with the establishment of a campus in St. Louis, Missouri, we are proud to bring our world-class educational and healthcare initiatives to an even wider audience, furthering our mission of excellence in the field of health sciences. As part of our future, PHSU will creatively expand its academic programs to meet the global demand for healthcare professionals. In doing so, and through the additional services we offer, the university will continue fulfilling its mission and vision, which is centered on directly serving the population we engage with, focusing on the success of our students and the PHSU’s community.
As we embark on this exciting journey into the future, Ponce Health Sciences University remains dedicated to excellence in education, research, and service. Our commitment to shaping the next generation of healthcare professionals, advancing scientific knowledge, and addressing healthcare disparities is unwavering. With our passionate faculty, devoted staff, and talented students, we look forward to continuing our mission of serving and positively impacting our community and the world at large.
~ Dr. Gino Natalicchio President of Ponce Health Sciences University
PHSU's Expansion plan
PHSU is a fully accredited health sciences university located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate and undergraduate educational programs, including; medicine, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences, public health, and nursing. We prepare our students by delivering a world–class culturally competent curriculum that gives them the tools to serve growing and diverse patient populations across the United States. The PHSU Main campus is located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with a second campus in St. Louis, Missouri, and a learning center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PHSU is recognized globally for its educational quality, service to the community, and research achievements in partnership with the Ponce Research Institute. We have a total student enrolled for the Academic Year 2022–2023 of 1,700 across all programs and campuses.
Life in Ponce
Ponce is known as the “Pearl of the South” , given its size and location in the south coast of the island. The city offers a number of tourist destinations including the Serralles Castle, Parque de Bombas, Plaza las Delicias, Hacienda Buena Vista Coffee Plantation and is distinguished by these and many other historical and cultural attractions which leads to highlight the city as “Museum City due to its abundance of cultural museums.
“Ponceños” is the native name used to call the people who are born in this distinguished location; they are surrounded by great gastronomic alternatives. The specialty is Puerto Rican gourmet food in addition to offering a variety of Caribbean and international options while enjoying the historical places that each restaurant maintain in their infrastructure.