The Universidad Central del Caribe Office of Graduate Medical Education offers a one (1) year preliminary and a three (3) year categorical residency training program in Internal Medicine. The program has full accreditation by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education. The preliminary program is suitable for those who hold advanced placements in programs which require the preliminary year. The categorical program is suitable for future internists or those who plan to pursue a subspecialty here or in continental USA. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Internal Medicine boards for which we have high pass rates.

The program is housed in the Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital, on the same grounds as the University.

The program director is Luis Reyes Ortiz, MD, FACE, FACP, who together with the staff of board certified faculty physicians guide and supervise the residents through the competency based training program.

The Office of Graduate Medical Education oversees that the program is in full compliance with ACGME standards, is directed by Dr. Frances Garcia Contreras.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and application forms are available by electronic mail directed to Frances García MD, director, at Note that we do not participate in the MATCH program, so applications must be sent directly to us at:

Universidad Central del Caribe
Office of Graduate Medical Education
Po Box 60327
Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 00960-6032

Applicants must be fluent in Spanish, be graduates of an LCME accredited School of Medicine or a accredited school of Osteopathic Medicine. Foreign graduates must hold valid ECFMG certificates to be eligible.