Mission, Vision & Goals

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

The Universidad Central del Caribe envisions itself as an academic institution socially committed to its educational, research and service endeavors.

Our Goals

The UCC strategic goals clearly highlight the emphasis given in the strategic planning process to three main components of our mission and vision: (1) excellence in academic programs, (2) excellence in research activities, and (3) excellence in the provision of services, as well as our continuous value for improvement. The UCC envisions a future to:

 1. Establish the mechanisms for the development of new academic programs and maintain and strengthen current academic programs.
2. Increase research activities in the Basic, Clinical and Behavioral Sciences.
3. Expand clinical services, including professional development to health care professionals to contribute to the enhancement of broader community health needs.
4. Strengthen student services, including promotion, recruitment, retention, orientation, and counseling to develop an optimal learning environment.
5. Maximize the use of technology to support institutional high efficiency and cost effectiveness.