Medical Program Accreditation

After its most recent meeting, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) has decided to maintain full accreditation of the Medical Program at the Universidad Central del Caribe under the probation status. With the Full Accreditation on Probation status, the students, faculty, researchers and the Medical Program remain with all rights and privileges without any changes. 

The LCME determination requires the School of Medicine to comply with the findings of the accreditation standards in a maximum period of 24 months. Nonetheless, because of the strong commitment of the Board of Trustees, the Administration, and the Faculty, and our longstanding academic excellence, we have already had meetings and begun to work on an action plan that allow us to comply with the findings in a shorter time period.

For more than 40 years, the School of Medicine at the Universidad Central del Caribe has educated excellent professionals with important academic and professional achievements in Puerto Rico and the United States. In the past three years, our students had an average of 94% acceptance in the National Resident Matching Program which is similar to national statistics.

As a result, our students have been accepted in prestigious residency programs in institutions such as: Veterans Administration Hospital, Emory University, Baylor College of Medicine, George Washington University, Duke University, Yale University, Harvard University, University of Illinois, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Wake Forest University, Penn State University, and the Ochsner Clinic Foundation.

As we have been doing since our foundation in 1976, the Universidad Central del Caribe is committed to academic excellence and service to our country.