Family Medicine Residency Program

Family Medicine Residency Program

The Program

The Family Medicine Residency Program began in July 1, 2012, obtaining its maximum accreditation by the accrediting agency American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The Program consists of three years of training in the specialty of Family Medicine and with an enrollment of six (6) residents per level.

The Family Medicine Residency Program has a group of attendings who provide support and education to residents. Our residents will have an important exposure in the different stages of patient care such as: Medicine for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. It is a program that requires scientific research during the three years where we will offer you the necessary tools to achieve these goals.

Mission Statement

The Mayaguez Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Training Program will provide high-quality, cost-effective medical education and health care services. Graduates will have the appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skill to deliver comprehensive family health care. We want to serve as model of comprehensive family oriented primary care in an academic environment training Residents in the art and science of Family Medicine.

Program Aims

The Family Medicine Residency Program goals and objectives are:

  1. To have as a basic concept the strategies of competitive academic teaching.
  2. Use as a teaching place the Family Medicine Center for out-patient patients.
  3. Integrate technology in the medical area.
  4. Provide a high quality service to all patients.
  5. Provide and offer necessary tools to accomplish scientific research requirement during the three years of training.


Our program consists of three years of training in Family Medicine. During their training, residents receive an important exposure in the following subspecialties and rotations:

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neonatology
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Practice Management
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Gastroenterology
  • Research and Quality
  • Community Medicine
  • Preceptorship
  • Emergency Room Medicine

Office Location

Our office is located on the second floor of Mayagüez Medical Center. We look forward to meeting you!

Program Director
Javier Lugo de Jesús, MD

Sub- Director
Zullymary Rodríguez, MD

Program Coordinator             
Mrs. Cristina Morales
Phone: (787) 652-9200 ext. 72565