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.

UCC SOM is accredited by the LCME and only admit students for transfer or advance standing if such students can complete all degree requirements from the time of their initial matriculation into the program until the time of award of the MD degree in an LCME accredited program geographically located in the United States. Any extramural elective requirements completed outside of an LCME accredited program geographically located in the United States should not be counted part of the degree requirement.

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 UCCSoM 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. UCC Institutional Transfer Application.

  2. A non-refundable processing fee of $200 made payable in a money order to Universidad Central del Caribe.

  3. Official transcript from each college or university attended for all undergraduate and graduate studies. Also required are the basic academic index (GPA/SGPA) and the premedical courses according to the minimum required in semester’s hours (please see the list in requirement for freshman applicants).

  4. Official transcript from the Medical School attended.

  5. A minimum of two letters of recommendation from a professor from the Medical School.

  6. A letter of evaluation from the Dean of Medicine is 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. Copy of MCAT scores should be comparable with the profile of the UCCSoM students.

  8. The applicant must submit an official transcript with a United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I pass score.

  9. Original certificate of Police Record issued recently by the Police Department of pertinent state or county.

  10. A letter of intent indicating his/her interest to be considered in UCCSoM as a transfer student.

  11. The applicant must submit an updated Curriculum Vitae (must include extracurricular activities, associations, research, community service, work, and/or other experiences).

  12. Students are required to be fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Since course work could be in either language.

  13. The deadline to receive a complete SoM transfer application is May 1st. All documents must be sent to:

Universidad Central del Caribe
Admissions Office
PO Box 60327
Bayamon, PR  00960-6032

  1. Method of payment will be only by money order or ATM (without credit card logo). For electronic payments (wire transfer and others) you must contact the finance office directly.