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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


Training Programs

Internship Information

As a teaching hospital, we have affiliations with the three accredited medical schools in Puerto Rico.

  • Ponce School of Medicine
  • Universidad Central del Caribe Medical School
  • The University of Puerto Rico (UPR)

The VA Caribbean Healthcare System has institutional and programmatic accreditation from:

  • The American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • The American Dental
  • American Psychology
  • American Pharmacology
  • Accreditation Council of Optometric Education
  • The American Dietetics Associations

There are academic affiliations with 55 different associated health programs including nine different Nursing schools and Dental, Optometry, Pharmacy, Dietetics, Social Work, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Psychology, Laboratory, Radiography, Surgical, Cardiovascular Technology and Respiratory Therapy academic affiliations.

Through these affiliations we provide training to around 800 trainees, medical residents, interns, and students each year.

Training Programs for Physicians and Dentists

For more information click on the program of interest below. 

  • General Practice Residency in Dentistry - CODA Full Accreditation Click here to download brochure
    POC: Luzanne Domenech-Fagundo 
  • Psychiatry Residency - ACGME Full Accreditation
    POC: AnaTorres Martin 
  • Gastroenterology - ACGME Full Accreditation
    POC: Doris Toro
  • Pulmonary/CCM - ACGME Full Accreditation 
    POC: William Rodríguez
  • Critical Care Medicine - ACGME Full Accreditation 
    POC: William Rodríguez  
  • Nephrology - ACGME Full Accreditation 
    POC: Héctor Cordova
  • PRIME - ACGME Full Accreditation 
    POC: Melba Feliciano
  • PM&R - ACGME Full Accreditation 
    POC: Ana Cintrón
  • Internal Medicine - ACGME Continued Accreditation 
    POC José Gutierrez 
  • Infectious Disease - ACGME Continued Accreditation 
    POC: Glenda González
  • Cardiology - ACGME Continued Accreditation 
    POC:Luis Rodriguez-Ospina 


Maricarmen Cruz-Jimenez, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for Education
10 Casia Street
San Juan PR 00921
(787) 641-7582 x-13183

Training Programs in Associated Health Fields


Dietetic Internship
Psychology Training Programs 
Pharmacy Residency Program 


Medical Center Services