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Universidad Central del Caribe / University of Puerto Rico

In 2022, the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Summer Research Program will expand to include first- and second-year medical students from Universidad Central del Caribe and University of Puerto Rico. Alongside their peers at Meharry Medical College, UCC and UPR students will participate in a research project, work on professional development, community building, and residency preparation. During the final week of the program, each student will create a scientific poster and gave an oral presentation of their research results.

Research projects in the following departments will be available:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

To Apply

The YSM Summer Research Program 2022 application will open to UCC and UPR students on December 15, 2021 and close on January 18, 2022. A completed application includes:

  • One letter of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Resume (including extra-curricular activities)
  • Statement of Interest
    • Please tell us why this program would help you advance your career goals and how it meets any needs that are not being met by other programs at your institution.
  • Personal Statement
    • Describe your specific research interests and address the following in your statement:
      • description of your journey to medical school
      • challenges you have had to overcome to get where you are today the role that this current research opportunity will play in guiding your career in this direction