Residency Programs

The Universidad Central del Caribe sponsors the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and the Multidisciplinary Addiction Medicine Fellowship .


The Internal Medicine Residency Program  whose base hospital is the Dr Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. The program enjoys full accreditation by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education or ACGME.

To be eligible, the candidate must comply with all of the following:

  • Be a graduate of a LCME or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited medical school;, have passed the USMLE I and II tests and preferably the CS. Graduates of medical schools outside Canada and the United States of America must have a valid ECFMG certificate, or have completed a Fifth Pathway in a LCME accredited medical school plus the USMLE 1 and 2.
  • Those who have graduated from a non-accredited medical school located in the US or Canada are not eligible.

Please visit the Internal Medicine Residency Program webpage for more information.

Applications are accepted throughout ERAS

The  Multidisciplinary Addiction Medicine Fellowship offers the first comprehensive one-year training opportunity in Puerto Rico to primary physicians on the subject of providing high-quality integrated care to people with substance abuse and dependence. In addition to Addiction Medicine training, this fellowship provides experience and skill-development, working within an interdisciplinary team.


  • Medical License – An unrestricted and currently valid license(s) to practice medicine in a State, the District of Columbia, a Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States. If the applicant has licenses in multiple states, none of those licenses may be restricted, revoked, or suspended or currently under such notice.
  • Medical Degree – Graduation is required from: a medical school in the United States which at the time of the applicant’s graduation was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, or a school of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association, or an accredited medical school in Canada, or from a medical school located outside the United States and Canada that is deemed satisfactory to the Board.

Please visit the Multidisciplinary Addiction Medicine Fellowship webpage for more information.


Universidad Central del Caribe
UCC Residency Program
Po Box 60327
Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 00960-6032

Note that fluency in Spanish is a must.