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 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. All applicant must present evidence of having taken the MCAT.
  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. All applicants must have passed the Step I of the U. S. Medical Licensing Examination with a minimum score of 215 or above and must submit the official result with their application.
  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