At Ponce Health Sciences University-St. Louis, we are answering a need in the community and providing an outlet to prepare more students for jobs in the field of healthcare – including mental health. We are aiming to create opportunities for all aspiring medical professionals and clinical psychologists, especially those who come from underrepresented and non-traditional healthcare communities, to excel in needed positions around the country.
Offered through our new St. Louis campus, the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) and Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) degree programs are the first of their kind in St. Louis. In fact, Ponce- St. Louis is the only university in the St. Louis metropolitan area offering these advanced healthcare degrees, and the top 20% of our MSMS graduates will be eligible for guaranteed interviews to our MD program based in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ponce-St. Louis will continue to expand and grow our health sciences program offerings to improve opportunities for students and the communities they ultimately serve and help to alleviate the nationwide healthcare provider shortage.
Whether you want to excel on the MCAT and then better succeed in Medical School – or are pursuing a career in psychology, Ponce-St. Louis has the program for you!
I WANTED TO STRENGTHEN MY MCAT SCORE AND OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF THE MEDICAL FIELD BEFORE APPLYING TO A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM. I AM FINDING THE MSMS COURSEWORK IS HELPING IN BOTH AREAS.
THE PsyD PROGRAM PREPARES YOU TO WORK IN ANY SITUATION FROM CHILDREN TO FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY. PONCE HELPS YOU MOVE FROM CLASSROOM TO APPLICATION.
I WAS ALL A'S IN COLLEGE, BUT WHEN I ARRIVED AT MEDICAL SCHOOL I REALIZED EVERYONE WAS ALL A'S — AND MOST HAD COME FROM MORE SOPHISTICATED UNIVERSITIES. WITHOUT THIS DEGREE, I WOULD HAVE STRUGGLED.
PONCE HAS GIVEN ME VARIOUS REAL-WORLD APPLICATION OPPORTUNITIES DURING MY PROGRAM. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO APPLY MY KNOWLEDGE TO HELP PEOPLE IN MY COMMUNITY.
I LEARNED SO MANY BASICS TAKING THE MSMS. NOW THAT I’M ACTUALLY IN MED SCHOOL, I SEE OTHERS LEARNING THE TERMS – WHILE I’M CONNECTING THE DOTS.
I WANTED A MORE HANDS-ON APPROACH TO PSYCHOLOGY. THE PROGRAM AT PONCE GAVE ME A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF PSYCHOLOGY AND HOW TO APPLY THAT KNOWLEDGE TO CLIENTS.
Centrally located in downtown St. Louis, the new extension campus of Ponce Health Sciences University offers students a central location to learn, grow and engage with a diverse community. Offering top-level educational programs and access to local landmarks and attractions, Ponce is your gateway to a world of new experiences and the next step toward your bright future.
Ponce's classroom experience is enhanced and enriched through the use of holograms and robotic simulators. The Ponce education system uses video and live lectures, data collection and analysis, and ongoing faculty and fellow-student interaction. Our system is proven to result in better comprehension and student outcomes. Class time is spent working through real clinical situations. There are lectures and exams – but much of the classroom experience involves discussing and discovering how the material you're learning is applied.