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Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine
Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1976
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 74
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Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine (UCDCSOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Bayamón
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 13 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $34,250
  • Non - Resident Tuition $42,255
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 496
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 58.8

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • PO Box 60327
  • Bayamón 00960
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Mission of the School of Medicine is to develop competent physicians with an outstanding academic preparation within a humanistic and holistic framework, with a highly developed commitment to social duties, and service to Puerto Rico and Hispanic communities throughout the U.S. mainland. The UCC School of Medicine is committed to providing our students with integrated knowledge from the basic sciences to medicine and with disciplined critical thinking and analysis. We encourage a dedication to lifelong learning as well as attitudes of compassion and respect for human dignity. The School of Medicine contributes to the enrichment and enhancement of knowledge by strengthening a creative environment that fosters the development of research in the biomedical, clinical, and psychosocial sciences oriented to the health needs of our community. Within the scope of its mission, the School of Medicine offers quality health services at the primary care level and in specialized curative rehabilitative services in a cost-effective and accessible manner to the population that it serves.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the School of Medicine consists of four years of studies. In the first two years it provides students with a basic foundation in both biomedical sciences and clinical skills. The students are introduced early to standardized patients as they learn communication, observation, and examination skills. Students have an opportunity to use their newly acquired skills with genuine patients in the Longitudinal Primary Care Preceptorship under the supervision of community preceptors. The students receive formative evaluations from the patients and faculty during the sessions in which standardized patients are used.

Facilities

Affiliate hospitals: Ramón Ruiz Arnau University Hospital, San Pablo Hospital, Hospital Interamericano de Medicina Avanzada (HIMA), Veteran's Administration Hospital, Psychiatric Panamerican Hospital, San Jorge Children's Hospital, San Juan City Hospital, Groups & Community Physicians.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

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Positively 12
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

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3.54 13

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.89 9

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"send more emails instead of mailing letters" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not exactly fluent in spanish but could understand it at an advanced level. My advice: accommodate the English speaking students by speaking to them in English." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Have you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"For the group interview, the professor gave us a hypothetical situation involving a student who cheated on an exam. We had four questions which we analyzed (ethical and moral in nature). I think the whole point of this exercise was two fold. First, the professor probably wanted us to see if we had morals. Second, he wanted to see how we actually organized the group discussion. Did one person dominate the discussion? Did everyone get a chance to give their two cents? My advice would be to somewhat organize the discussion so that no one would be left out and everyone would have a chance to talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tells us about yourself? (It was really this general. The two professors sat opposite the table from me and they had my file but did not open it. They said they wanted to hear about me in my own words. So I started talking and they asked further probes based on what I has already said. I really guided where the interview went.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine here? and why Puerto Rico?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you get on your MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"On a scale of 1 to 10 how do you think you performed during the interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strenths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the future of the Reforma?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What did you major in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"NA" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can the Reforma be improved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something that you have had to overcome that may have affected your academic work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We pretty much had a conversation. I don't know if any of the questions were out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"On a scale of 1 to 10 how do you think you performed during the interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In a group, we were given an essay to read and answer questions individually and as a group. At the end of the interview, we were asked individually to rate our performance in the exercise." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you and another doctor were examining a patient who was having pain in his abdomen and the other doctor wanted to rush to surgery even though it was not urgent, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the future of the Reforma going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. Most were standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions were fairly standard. Why do you want to be a doctor? Why Puerto Rico? What type of doctor do you want to be? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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