Admission Requirements

for the School of Medicine

Admission to the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine is the responsibility of the Admissions Committee. In evaluating applicants, the Admissions Committee considers academic qualifications, personal traits and potential for success in medical school as evidenced in academic records, the results of the Medical College Admission Test, personal statement, and letters of recommendation, personal interviews and health related experience. There is no discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation,  color, race, religion, physical disability, economic status, political ideology or national origin.


Documents for Admission

1.   The Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Therefore, all applicants must file an AMCAS application.

2.   A nonrefundable processing fee of $200.00 made payable in money order, to Universidad Central del Caribe.

3.   Official transcript from each college or university attended for all undergraduate and graduate studies. The transcripts must evidence that the applicant has a general academic index of 3.00 and science index of 2.75 or above on a scale where A=4.0. Applicants must approve a minimum of ninety (90) credits at an accredited institution of higher education. A baccalaureate degree is highly recommended.

Required premedical courses and minimum required semester’s credits:

General biology or zoology 8
General chemistry or inorganic chemistry 8
Organic chemistry 8
General physics 8
College mathematics 6
English 9
Spanish 9
Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences* 9
(*)   Course work must be sociology, psychology, economics, or anthropology.
Recommended courses are in: Biochemistry, Genetic, Molecular & Cellular Biology

4.   Official results of the MCAT (www.aamc.org/mcat) scores taken within two years prior to application. The Admission Committee will only consider MCAT scores of 492 or above.

5.   A minimum of two letters of recommendation is required from science professors or  a letter from the Pre-medical Committee uploaded through the AMCAS application.

6.   Students are required to be fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Since course work could be in either languages.

7.   It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the Admissions Office receives all the documentation and complete their requirements including AMCAS, no later than December 15th.   Transcripts and payment must be sent to our postal address:

Universidad Central del Caribe
Admissions Office
PO Box 60327
Bayamon, PR  00960-6032

8.   Once the student is admitted to the Program, must pay a $100.00 nonrefundable deposit to assure a place in the SOM.


Admission for Transfer or Advanced Standing

Applications for transfer or advanced standing to Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine will be considered from those who are currently enrolled in Liaison Committee on Medical Education accredited medical schools or American Osteopathy Association accredited Schools of Osteopathy. Applicants from non-LCME accredited medical schools will beconsidered on the basis of individual merits. Transfer applicants may apply for admission for advanced standing to the second or third year of the curriculum leading to the M.D. degree.

Admission is on a competitive basis, and the number of students admitted depends upon the availability of spaces in the total number of students per class, as suggested by the LCME. The Admissions Committee in collaboration with the Evaluation and Promotion Committee will reserve the right to recommend the placement according to UCC-SOM curriculum.

The applicants must fulfill the following requirements and request the indicated documents to be forwarded to Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine to be eligible for consideration:

  1. An Institutional Application with the nonrefundable processing fee of $200 made payable in money order to Universidad Central del Caribe.
  2. Official transcript from each college or university attended for all undergraduate and graduate studies. Also required the basis academic index (GPA/SGPA) and the premedical courses according to the minimum required in semester’s hours (please see the list in admissions requirements).
  3. Official transcript from the Medical School attended.
  4. Copy of the results of the MCAT examination, these should be comparable to the class according to the year of admission and the scores established by the UCC.
  5. A minimum of two letter of recommendation from professor from the Medical School.
  6. A letter of evaluation from the Dean of Medicine currently being attended. The Dean’s letter must acknowledge that the applicant has requested to transfer and must certify the applicant’s current academic status.
  7. Official  Pass results of Step I of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
  8. Original certificate of Police Record issued recently by the Police Department of pertinent state or county.
  9. A letter of intention indicating his/her interested to be considered in UCC SOM as a transfer student.
  10. Students are required to be fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Since course work could be in either languages.
  11. The deadline to receive a complete SOM transfer application is April 1st. All documents must be sent to:

Universidad Central del Caribe
Admissions Office
PO Box 60327
Bayamon, PR  00960-6032