UCC News

    The Accreditation  Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) confers its prestigious accreditation to UCC Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) proudly announces that its Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) effective December 2, 2011. More>> UCC Internal Medicine Residency Program has been […]

Giving Oportunities

The best legacy we can leave to future generations is education. With this in mind, the Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) has embarked on various initiatives whose objectives are to nurture and sustain the institution. The UCC Endowment Fund Permanent in character, its return destined to give support to those university projects which without your […]

Alumni Upcoming Events

  Conference – Vitamin D: Past, Present and Future in Caguas – February 22, 2012 (accredited for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits) Activity with UCCEM students (4th year) – March 8, 2012 Alumni on the Road (Embassy Suite Hotel Orlando International Drive Jamaican Court in Orlando Florida) – May 3-6, 2012 (educational agenda will be […]

Alumni Communications Initiatives

Communication is the key and the basis of our relationship, for which we have established various mechanisms:

  • Newsletter –  reports sent every semester where we update our graduates on the latest institutional events, as well as highlight our student and graduate successes.
  • Facebook –  each academic program has the opportunity to belong to its group and communicate with their colleagues and share information. Look for us: Universidad Central del Caribe: uccaribe
  • Twitter – updated information about ucc on:  twitter @uccaribe
  • Web Page –  We keep you informed of upcoming events, online continuing education modules, institutional services offered, and much more. We encourage you to update your contact information and let us know of your accomplishments. Update information.

Alumni Benefits

  • UCC Gift Shop – aware of the pride felt by our students and graduates for their Alma Mater, we have opened an online, virtual shop as well as a physical one located in the Main Building of the UCC. There you will be able to find memorabilia with the institution’s new logo while at the same time you will also be contributing to the Scholarship Fund. To go to the virtual shop.
  • Live@edu – a new platform for the entire university community, its graduates and Alumni. More information
  • Windows Packages (Windows 7 Pro and Office 2010 Pro) available to graduates for the special price of $200. Please contact the Alumni Office or call us at (787) 798-3022.

Alumni Association


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)

The Alumni Office is the primary link between the university and its graduates. Our mission is to maintain you in contact with university life through innovative initiatives, thereby instilling a sense of pride and commitment with your Alma Mater.


Alumni are a vital part of the UCC. During your time as student you’ll act as mentors, helping making decisions about areas of study, develop network skills, among others. When you move beyond, you became an alumnus/alumnae, with the same opportunities to inspire next generations of students to achieve their dream. You are important ambassadors who can draw on your experiences to give back to the university community through mentoring, volunteering and or monetary support.

The UCC had conferred over 3,800 (total) degrees in the disciplines of Doctor in Medicine, Medical Images Technologists, Biomedical Graduates and Substance Abuse Counsellors. We are proud to announce that the majority holds leadership roles in their medical field of specialization.

Share your achievements with your classmates!!

Staying connected to your Alma Mater will help us in our effort to build a greater university.


Message from the President and Dean of Medicine

On behalf of all of us who work at the Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC), we extend a most cordial welcome to this Alumni section, and we congratulate you on all achievements accomplished, filled as they are with much personal and professional satisfaction.

For us at the UCC, graduates constitute our best legacy. You are an essential part of our university community, and our relationship transcends having been able to fulfill your dream of becoming a physical and human health professional. It is a relationship that lasts through the years, becoming a life-long relationship. Your successes are our successes, and we feel proud of your grand gestures here in Puerto Rico and abroad. You are our allies in the development of your Alma Mater, continuing your collaboration for the benefit of coming generations.

Through this link with the Office of Alumni and Institutional Development you will be able to keep in contact with your Alma Mater and it as well where we will inform you of the latest events and accomplishments achieved.

I urge you to update your contact information and advise us of your latest achievements.


José Ginel Rodriguez, MD, FAAP