The Universidad Central del Caribe Alumni Association is in an initial development process in order to include the participation of alumnus/alumnae from all the academic institutional programs. The Alumni Association of the School of Medicine at Universidad Central del Caribe was established in 1996 and has had an active role during the past sixteen years.
The purpose of the SoM Alumni Association is to strengthen bonds of brotherhood among its members and support the institutional development of their Alma Mater.
Message from the President of the Alumni Association:
As appointed President of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, I am excited and committed to carry out activities that conduct in professional benefit for each of us and at the same time, continue to support and strengthen our Alma Mater.
During our past convention, held on October at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel, it was chosen the new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. We are glad to inform you the results:
- Dr. Jaime Marrero Russe, (class of 1981) President – elected
- Dra. Maria Odriozola (81) – Secretary
- Dra. Angie Correa (80) – Treasurer
- Dra. Carmen I. Suarez (89) – vocal
- Dra. Mayra Bonet (94) – vocal
- Dr. Ricardo Fontanet (85) – vocal
- Dr. Rafael Vaquer (80) – vocal
This year our agenda will consist of several activities, most of them with continuing medical education credits, in preparation for the 2013 medical certification. The proposed agenda for next year is as follows:
- Christmas Party – January 21, 2012 – El Pirulí Punta Santiago Toa Alta*
- Caguas Regional Meeting – February 22, 2012 (CME)*
- Activity with UCCEM students (4th year) – March 8, 2012*
- Alumni on the Road (Orlando Florida) – May 3-6, 2012 (CME)*
- 16th Annual Convention Aboard the Ecstasy Carnival– October 18-22, 2012 (CME)*
Recently we had heard in the news about some medical schools have had problems with their accreditation and this has bought concern to all of us that are linked with the UCCEM. With an upcoming visit of the medical accreditation agency (LCME) to the UCCEM on February 2012, the Institutional Development Office (IDO) is conducting a number of initiatives to expand the scholarship fund in compliance with one of the standards of LCME. The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association and myself have committed to support a fund raising activity event that the IDO is planning for next year called Occupy Health Street. I’m confident in counting with your support. We will provide you with the details soon. Remember, this is the time to reciprocate what the UCC did for us, making our dream come true.
Edward Nieves Román, MD
(Class of 81)