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Universidad Central del Caribe

Medical School

Mailing Address
Ave. Laurel, Santa Juanita
Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00956
(787) 798-3001
Email address
School Information
"In its 40 years, the UCC has demonstrated its commitment to improving the quality of life of the Puerto Rican community through excellence in clinical services, emphasis in an extensive agenda of biomedical, clinical, and psychosocial research as well as the development of competent health care professionals." (Source: "In 1984, the university began its relationship with the Health Department of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Since September 1990, all university facilities have been integrated into one campus at the grounds of the University Hospital Dr. Ramón Ruiz Arnau in the city of Bayamón. In addition, the UCC counts with an extensive network of clinical sites that comprise the Northwestern Academic Health Center. This comprehensive network of clinical affiliates provides the state of the art settings for the students to develop excellence in clinical skills and competence in the delivery of health care services as professional members of interdisciplinary teams. In 1989, the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences was established within the School of Medicine providing Master of Science and Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences with several areas of specialization." (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • In order to maintain a diverse student body, UCC focuses in part on recruiting "Students from racial and ethnic groups who are traditionally underrepresented in medicine with specific focus on Latino/Hispanic and Afro Caribbean backgrounds."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university states that it commits to diversity by "Developing, and training administration, faculty, staff and students in a culturally competent, inclusive, and respectful learning environment..."
  • The university published its Diversity and Inclusion Policy in 2019 which outlines its objectives and mission.
  • UCC's Office of Institutional Effectiveness published its "preliminary report of the Institutional Diversity Survey" which will be "administered every two years in order to identify trends by programs and institutional constituents associated with our indicators of diversity."
Last updated July 7th, 2023
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