Transfer or Advanced Standing

Admission Requirements 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 be considered 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 UCC SoM do not consider applicants with a dismissal academic status.

Admission Requirements for Transfer of Advanced Standing

Documents for Apply:

  1. UCC Transfer Institutional Application.
  2. A nonrefundable processing fee of $200.
  3. 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 for freshman applicants).
  4. Official transcript from the Medical School attended.
  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. Copy of MCAT scores
  8. The applicant must submit an official pass score of USMLE Step I (U. S. Medical Licensing).
  9. A letter of intention indicating his/her interested to be considered in UCC SOM as a transfer student.
  10. Curriculum Vitae (must include extracurricular activities, associations, research, community service, work and other experiences.
  11. Original certificate of Police Record issued recently by the Police Department of pertinent state or county.
  12. Students are required to be fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Since course work could be in either languages.
  13. It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the Admissions Office receives all the documentation no later than May 1st. All documents and payments must be sent to:

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

           Email address:

14. 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.