The mission of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is to prepare high-quality and committed health professionals to meet the health needs of the community in its biological, physical and social context with a humanistic focus and a high sense of moral obligation. It is characterized by its emphasis on the excellence of its educational programs, research activities and services of health maintenance, prevention and early detection of illness. It is committed to improving the quality of life of the Puerto Rican community through its services, as well as to developing health care professionals.

In the pursuit of this goal, there are departmental research laboratories furnished with high quality equipment, supported by service and administrative areas in each department.  A common instrumentation laboratory, a tissue culture laboratory, an electromechanical shop, an immunoretrovirology laboratory core facility and a radioisotope laboratory supplement the above space.  Each department is equipped with computer facilities.