Admission Requirements

for Freshman Applicants to 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 UCC School of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Therefore, all applicants must file an AMCAS application:

2.  Secondary UCC application is required, access to link will be sent to you once your AMCAS is received.

A non-refundable processing fee of $200.00 is required.

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 3.00 or above on a scale where A=4.0. A baccalaureate degree is highly recommended. A minimum of ninety (90) credits from a accredited university or college at least will be required.

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 ( scores taken within two years prior to application. The Admission Committee will only consider MCAT scores of 495 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:

Universidad Central del Caribe
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.

9.   Method of payment will be only by money order or ATM (without credit card logo). For electronic payments (wire transfer and others) you must contact the finance office directly.