Clinical Rotations

The Pre Intership and Internship cycle is the last part of the plan of studies of Medicine and it conforms semesters 11, 12, 13,14, 15 and 16, equal to 84 weeks.


M12-430 PSYCHIATRY 3 2 2    
13 8 10   8 weeks
Totals =>         28         19       18
14 10 8 M12-450, M12-451 5 weeks
M12-462 DERMATOLOGY 3 2 2   1 week
M12-470 FAMILY MEDICINE 6 4 4   1 week
Totals =>         28         20       16
M12-510 OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 8 5 6 M12-460, M12-461 4 weeks
M12-511 PEDIATRICS AND NEONATOLOGY 12 8 8 M12-450, M12-451 8 weeks
Totals =>         25        18       14


M12-550 PSYCHIATRY INTERNSHIP 6 0 12   6 weeks
M12-560 FINAL PROYECT 1 4 2 4    
  Total 28 2 52    
M12-570 PEDIATRICS INSTERNSHIP 14 0 28 M12-540, M12550 8 weeks
M12-580 OBSTECTRICS  AND GYNECOLOGY INTERNSHIP 14 0 28 M12-540, M12550 8 weeks
  Totales 28 0 56    
M12-610 INTERNAL MEDICINE INTERNSHIP 21 0 42 M12-570, M12-580 12 weeks
M12-620 PRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY MEDICINE INTERNSHIP 6 0 12 M12-570, M12-580 8 weeks
M12-660 FINAL PROYECT II 4 0 8 M12-540, M12-550, M12-560, M12-570, M12-580.  
  Totales 31 0 62    

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)
School of Medicine
Regulations Medical Internships

1. Before the Internship:

We recommend all students beginning their Internship cycle to update their vaccination program by applying vaccines and boosters that are necessary according to the Amplified Program of Immunizations (PAI) of the Dominican Republic, and we wish to remind you that in this country new cases emerge every year of transmissible diseases such as Tetanus and Diphtheria.

It is important to remember at all times to keep adhered to the universal precautions aiming to reduce the possibilities of contracting illnesses that are connected to the exercise of our profession and maintain an ethical behavior and human treatment to users of health services

“It is the right of all human beings to receive dignified attention, with good quality and warmth, putting into practice the privilege of being doctors for the service of others”.

2. Initiation, duration and finalization:

  • The Internship of Medicine belongs to the last (5th.) year of the career and includes semesters 13, 14, and 15. It is indispensable to have approved all subjects pertaining to pre-internship before entering Internship.
  • The Internship commences with the beginning of regular classes of the University and concludes according to the calendar previously reviewed and indicated in your program and ratified in the orientation speech prior to the initiation of each rotation. It is necessary for the intern to review the date of conclusion of the internship in order to avoid confusion or misunderstandings.
  • The initiating group will commence their rotations in the following manner:  the first cycle will be Surgery (19)-Psychiatry (6), the second cycle will be Obstetrics-Gynecology (8) and Pediatrics (8), and the third cycle Internal Medicine (12) and Primary Care Attention (8).  Each cycle has a duration of 16 weeks with the exception of the last cycle which has 20 weeks.
  • Those interns who wish to divide the internship in cycles of Gynecology-Obstetrics/Pediatrics or Surgery/Psychiatry must present a written communication to the Clinical Sciences Coordinator  for the  consideration and final decision thereof.
  • Once the student has selected the health care center where the pertinent rotations will take place, said student cannot assist to any other place and if, on the contrary, said student decides to do so, there is a risk to the effect that this rotation may be immediately annulled.
  • Interns can only rotate two cycles in the same hospital, and the violation of this disposition may entail an annulment of the cycle in which this fault occurs.
  • It is essential to comply with the established duration of each rotation. It is forbidden to finish before the dates established. The intern who abandons internship before the formal ending of the period established for that internship cycle, will have the risk of invalidating that rotation, or failing the corresponding internship cycle.  The general coordinator of the Internship cycle in the hospital will be responsible of causing the faithful compliance of this provision.

General Provisions:

3.1 Dress Code:   :

Interns must have a white long sleeve coat, with the logo of the University placed on the left shoulder, with his (her) name and intern card for identification, in a visible manner.

 Males should wear ties. The use of jeans and peep toe shoes is forbidden. Interns should not use their surgery or service clothing outside the hospital.

3.2 Working Hours:

The schedule in many health care centers begins at 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. however, the working hours will be determined from the commencement of the Internship by the hospital, through the General Coordinator or the Coordinator of each area: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Psychiatry and Primary Care.

It has been stipulated that there is a daily schedule to meet and any absence without excuse will be considered a disciplinary fault that may cause the application of sanctions with additional hours of service or the annulment of that Internship cycle.  The regular hour schedule is until 2pm, if there are no other duties to conclude.

3.3 Duty Service in the Hospital:

The schedule of the  on duty services in the hospital will be in charge of the area coordinator, who will decide the manner of distribution of the interns.

Interns will take service turns in a systematic manner every 4 days and will dispose of the end of the post-service duty shifts as soon as the assigning of patients is made on the following morning, unless an academic activity has been programmed, in which case the intern will attend even if after the completion of service.

3.4 Permissions and Medical Certificates:

Permits of any nature will be valid only when they are duly reported, signed, and sealed by the general coordinators of the area, or by the Clinical Sciences Coordinator of the School of Medicine. Permits for continued medical education activities shall only be issued by the Internship Coordinators.

Medical certificates will be received by the secretaries of hospitals, and reviewed by the General Coordinator, who will determine the future replacement of the hours not worked due to the cause specified in the medical certificate.

3.5 Withdrawal of the internship cycle:

The withdrawal of an internship may be processed only through the evaluation of the pertinent case, and by a medical excuse duly supported or by a cause of force majeure, and may only be authorized and signed by the Director or the Dean of the School of Medicine and within the period granted by the Academic and Disciplinary Regulation 


The Internship evaluation process has three principal items: The grade of the hospital rotations (80%), the grade of Continuous Education (10%) and the grade pertaining to the caption of Research/Written Exam (10%).

For interns with rotations in a foreign country the grade shall be equivalent to the grade sent by the assigned hospital. Those students will need to present a written report of the academic activities carried out during his (her) stay in a foreign country.

Hospital Rotations:

Hospital Rotations have a value of 80% of the final grade.  Each hospital has a format to describe the teaching-learning activities of each student.  This document was been recently modified due to the adjustment of the living necessities required at this time.

  • In this format 4 fundamental areas will be evaluated: 1) Medical Knowledge, II) Interactions with patients, III) Professionalism, and IV) Teaching and Learning.
  • The coordination of each area in conjunction with the general coordinator of the hospital will have full liberty to realize this process, and those that find the application of theory evaluations necessary or recommendable, may do so.
  • The scores of the rotations should be signed by the Coordinator of the area or the General Coordinator and duly sealed before being forwarded to the School of Medicine.  

The scores or grades obtained in the hospital will be added to the grade of the written examinations offered by the School of Medicine at the end of each cycle and to the grades accumulated by the Continuous Medical Education (EMC) reported to the School of Medicine during the time period established by the academic calendar.

To obtain punctuation of the activity called Research /Written Examination, the student may submit an research work on topics related to his (her) internship cycle and authorized and supervised by the Coordinator of the pertinent internship (Dr. J.R. Luciano), will have an average punctuation of 5 points, it is  not mandatory  to do this.

At the end of each cycle, preferably on a Saturday, a written examination will be programmed, elaborated based on clinical cases and closely related to the abilities and competences that an intern of UNIBE should have in the pertinent cycle. This examination will be worth 5 points for those interns who opted for the presentation of an research work as described in the previous paragraph, or 10 points for those interns who have rejected the idea of doing the mentioned research work.

Psychiatry internship:

  • For this internship a staff of professors was incorporated to complement the process of learning of this branch of Medicine.
  • These professors will undertake the cycle of conferences on Wednesdays where conferences will emphasize on:  mental examination, psychiatry emergencies that should be known and handled by a primary health care doctor, as well as the bibliographic presentation of cases related to that specialty.
  • This educative activity will have a value of 10 points and its punctuation will be obtained from a written examination and/or information regarding a movie that relates to the rotation cycle (Psychiatry).

Internship of Primary Attention and Family Health:

The Primary Health Care internship will substitute the written evaluation of 10 points for a portfolio that will describe the activities completed during the clinical rotations, including a reflection on the advantages and opportunities in said internship.

Conference Cycles:

The conferences programmed with anticipation with invited professors will begin at 7:30 pm on the dot, and will be announced in advance using the UNIBE web page in the section dedicated to the School of Medicine (Ave. Francia). These conferences will be programmed, preferably on Wednesdays.

Also themes with the variant Continuum will be discussed and diagnostic images will be reviewed and mini clinical cases among the participants.

In order to be entitled to receive the final theory examination of each cycle it is indispensable to have 80% attendance to such academic activities programmed for Wednesdays.

Cell phones should be left in vibration mode or turned off during the conference or reviewing of the weekly themes.

 Continuous Education topics and/or Community Action may be obtained as follows:

  • Each 15 theory hours of courses or congresses= 1 academic credit=5 points  UNIBE CME
  • For each 30 hours of practice in courses, workshops=1 academic credit=5 points UNIBE CME We take as reference the punctuation of credits offered by MESCyT for such purposes.
  • For each 16 hours of community service duly certified =1 credit=5 points of UNIBE CME  Example: Operation Walk.
  • Activities of CME in institutions such as Medscape will be taken into account and will be computed in the following manner:  For each 15 hours certified of CME or 2 credits category 1, the equivalent of one academic UNIBE credit is granted.   No more than one credit will be allowed per internship cycle under this caption.
  • Per each research proyect that is approved by the Department of Investigations of UNIBE=2 academic credits =10 points UNIBE CME
  • Note: This punctuation has been assigned by UNIBE School of Medicine with the support of its Academic Vice Rectory.
  • Conferences of the Academy of Medicine: 2 hours=0.13 Cr EMC; 7.5 hours=0.5  CME; 15 hours= 1 Cr EMC =5 points UNIBE CME      

Each student of the internship will have since the first day one sheet of a report of activities or procedures that should be filled and signed by the coordinator of the pertinent area; without such documents the final grade will not be reported and must be placed in the file of each intern as proof of his (her)  educative activities and assistance within the rotation of the Hospital.

The top date for depositing the documents related to Continued Education will be related with the academic calendar, and will coincide with the last week of education in the evaluation of practice classes of the semesters previous to the Internship (Premedic, Basic Sciences, Pre-internship).

Rotations of Internship in Foreign Countries.

The Universidad Iberoamericana offers the opportunity to apply for clinical rotations in Puerto Rico, Florida, New York, Alicante, Madrid (España) and Dresden (Germany).

According to our mission and vision, these rotations are at the disposal of those students who promote academic excellence and comply with the requirements for application are as follows:

  • Academic average – 3.0
  • Service sheet of absences, disciplinary faults
  • Current BLS Certification
  • Command of the language of the country where rotations will take place (certification).
  • Recommendation Letters (2)
  • Publications, Presentation of Works
  • Attendance to events with CME value
  • USMLE. Step 1 approved. (Requirement for the Children Hospital of Cincinnati and other North American institutions).

5.1 Special Rotations

In order to have the option for rotations in the Hospital Traumatológico Profesor Juan Bosch, as well as by the Centro de Medicina Avanzada y Telemedicina (CEDIMAT) and the Hospital Traumatológico Dr. Ney Arias, it will be necessary to fill out a similar documentation as the format required for rotations in a foreign country.  The selection of candidates will be taken into account based on the same factors of academic excellence considered for rotations outside the country.


Local Hospitals Affiliated to the UNIBE School of Medicine

  • Hospital Escuela Dr. Abraham Hazoury Bahles (Antiguo Instituto Nacional de Diabetes, Endocrinología y Nutrición - INDEN)
  • Hospital Dr. Luis E. Aybar
  • Instituto Dominicano de Cardiología
  • Instituto Oncológico Dr. Heriberto Pieter
  • Instituto Dermatológico Dominicano y Cirugía de la Piel Dr. Humberto Bogaert Diaz
  • Hospital Central De Las FFAA y la Policía Nacional
  • Hospital Militar Ramón de Lara F.A.D.
  • Hospital Docente Dr. Francisco Moscoso Puello
  • Hospital Materno Infantil San Lorenzo de Los Minas
  • Hospital Docente Universitario Dr. Darío Contreras
  • Hospital General Padre Billini
  • Hospital Maternidad Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia
  • Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud
  • Hospital de La Mujer Dominicana Dra. Evangelina Rodríguez
  • Hospital General Regional Dr. Marcelino Vélez Santana
  • Hospital Traumatológico y Quirúrgico Prof. Juan Bosch
  • Hospital Regional Juan Pablo Pina
  • Asociación Dominicana de Rehabilitación  (ADR)
  • Centro de Diagnóstico y Medicina Avanzada y Telemedicina (CEDIMAT)
  • Hospital Materno Infantil Santo Socorro
  • Hospital Traumatológico Dr. Ney Arias Lora
  • Fundación Dominicana de Enfermedades Respiratorias
  • Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral
  • Hospital Dr. Félix María Goico
  • Centro Médico Bournigal,  Puerto Plata
  • Hospital Psiquiátrico Padre Billini
  • Hospital Dr. Salvador B. Gautier

Listing of First Level Centers of Attention pertaining to the Regional Health Web Metropolitana. Internship of UNIBE Primary Health Attention and Family Health

  • Sub-centro Díaz Piñeyros
    C/10 #10, Esq. Santana, Ensanche La Altagracia de Herrera
  • Centro de Primer Nivel (CPN) El Caliche de los Ríos
    Los Ríos 
  • Centro de Primer Nivel Alcarrizos II 
    C/ Gaviota, al lado del Hosp. Mun. Alc. 2 Los Alcarrizos                
  • Centro de Primer Nivel Hato Nuevo CEA
    C/ San Rafael, entrando por la cervecería Brahma
  • Centro de Primer Nivel Plan de Emergencia
    C/ Primera Obras Públicas, Los Alcarrizos
  • Subcentro de Salud Matahambre
    C/Interior A#13 Sector de Mata Hambre
  • Centro de Primer Nivel  Los Girasoles II
    C/María de Toledo #28 Los Girasoles
  • Centro de Primer Nivel Los Pradito
    C/ Heriberto Núñez #1
  • Centro de Primer Nivel 30 de Mayo
    C/Luperón, Barrio 30 de Mayo. Politicécnico
  • Hospital Municipal Los Girasoles
    Av, Monumental esq. República de Colombia
  • UNAP del Hospital Santo Socorro
    C/28 Esq. 38 Ens. La Fe.


Foreign Hospitals affiliated to the UNIBE School of Medicine


  • Hospital Carl Gustav Carus (Dresden, Alemania)


  • Universidad Miguel Hernández Elche (Alicante, España)
  • Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España

United States of America

  • Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, Florida                 (USMLE Step 1 is required)
  • Larkin Community Hospital, Florida                                    (USMLE Step 1  is required)
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida                                       (USMLE Step 1  is required)
  • St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York
  • University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


  • Hospital da Luz (Lisboa, Portugal)

Puerto Rico

  • Hospital Interamericano de Medicina Avanzada (HIMA-SAN PABLO CAGUAS, Puerto Rico)
  • Hospital Dr. Ramón E. Betances (Mayagüez, Puerto Rico)
  •  Hospital Comunitario Buen Samaritano (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) and Hospital San Carlos Borromeo (Moca, Puerto Rico)
  • Hospital La Concepción (San Germán, Puerto Rico)
  • Hospital Episcopal San Lucas (Antiguo H.E. Cristo Redentor) (Guayama, Puerto Rico)
  • Hospital Pavia Yauco (antes Metropolitano Dr. Tito Mattei) (Yauco, Puerto Rico)
  • Manatí Medical Center (Manatí, Puerto Rico)

United States

  • Larkin Community Hospital, Florida                                 
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida                                       
  • University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital (University of Miami)

FIU Affiliated Hospitals:

  • Coral Gables Hospital                                           3100 S Douglas Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Hialeah Hospital                                                    651 E 25th St, Hialeah, FL 33013
  • Kendall Regional Hospital                                    11750 Southwest 40th Street, Miami, FL 33175
  • North Shore Medical Center                               1100 NW 95th St, Miami, FL 33150
  • Southern Winds Hospital                                    4225 W 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012
  • Westchester General Hospital                            2500 SW 75th Ave, Miami, FL 33155


  • Universidad Miguel Hernández  Elche (Alicante, España)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, España


  • Hospital Carl Gustav Carus (Dresden, Alemania)


  • Hospital da Luz (Lisboa, Portugal)

** Estudiantes con Préstamos Federales solo podrán aplicar a Hospitales en Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico.  

Hospital Interamericano de Medicina Avanzada (HIMA San Pablo) Caguas, PR.

Hospital HIMA San Pablo Caguas, opened its doors in 1988 and has been accredited by JCAHO since 1991.  It is the third largest private hospital of Puerto Rico.  It is one  of the two hospitals which counts with complete digital  radiology in Puerto Rico and in the Caribbean Basin. 

In August 2007, HIMA, San Pablo Caguas opened its Cancer Treatment Center, supplying radiation oncology for diagnosis and intervention.

It accommodates the only robotic CyberKnife equipment existing in the island.

This installation is recognized for its advanced technology with a CT scanner having a capacity of 320 images per second. This scanner will allow incredible clarity in the evolution of vascular illnesses, especially in diagnostics of cerebral-vascular accidents.  As a result, this Hospital opened the first Stroke Center in a private hospital in the Island.

HIMA San Pablo, Caguas, offers complete rotations on three reas of surgery, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Tito Mattei en Yauco

The Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Tito Matei en Yuco was acquired on December 17, 2002, by Yauco Health Care Corporation.

This hospital was constructed in 1974 and opened to the public in 1979. Upon the arrival of Corporación to Yauco, this was named again Hospital metropolitano Dr. Tito Mattei, in honor of a distinguished Yaucano doctor who offered his efforts to the health of the yaucanos.  The Hospital metropolitano Dr. Tito Mattei is the only center in Puerto Rico that offers all the rotations that may be carried out in a foreign country which include, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Gynecology-Obstetrics and Internal Medicine.


Hospital Episcopal San Lucas, Guayama

SAN LUCAS Episcopal Hospital, Guayama was acquired in the year 1998 by Servicios de Salud Episcopales Inc.  It counts with a special unit of natural child birth, a laboratory of cardiovascular studies non invasive, where tests are made, such as: echocardiographs, physical effort tests, among others.  In addition this facility is provided with a periferovascular laboratory capable of realizing studies of “dopplers” arterials and venous and an ample and modern center of physical and rehabilitation medicine.  One of the services outstanding in this medical complex is their Emergency Room, strategically located to obtain a more rapid access.

 The Hospital Episcopal San Lucas Guayama offers rotations of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Gynecology-obstetrics.

Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

The Hospital La Concepción, San Germán has operated for more than five centuries, thus becoming the eldest in Puerto Rico. It is the property of the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church, an institution also administered by the church since its foundation.  In fact, it is the only hospital of the Catholic Church in the island which operates since the beginning of the XVI century when San Germán wsas located on the banks of the Añasco River.

In the year 2000, new installations began construction of the Hospital de la Concepción and in Februaro 2004 the Hospital transferred all its services to the new installations on the shore of Carretera #2.  The Hospital la Concepción offers rotations of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Gynecology-obstetrics.

Hospital Dr. Ramón E. Betances – Mayagüez Medical Center

The Hospital Buen Samaritano, Inc., is a non-profitable Corporation of the community, created to offer the best quality of health services in the northeastern area.  It belongs to the San Carlos Health System which groups the Hospital Comunitario Buen Samaritano in Aguadilla and the Hospital San Carlos Borromeo in Moca.

 This hospital has obtained countless recognitions during the past 12 years.  Among these is the “Hospital Choice Award”. This hospital outstands among the best hospitals of Puerto Rico, award that has been obtained for the last three consecutive years. In addition, during past years this hospital has achieved for prestigious foreign Universities to send their internal medical doctors to perform their internships in said hospital.

 The Hospital Comunitario Buen Samaritano offers rotations of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Gynecology-Obstetrics.


Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Hospital universitario Puerta de Hierro was created in 1964 and, since then, it has been performing with a triple function: assistance, educational and investigative.  At present, as a public  institution dependent of the Consejería de Sanidad of the Madrid Community, is a first class  general hospital, without resigning to the values of its foundation and always maintaining that center of  hospital excellence of a modern concept leaving its mark in the Spanish Medicine. This hospital outstands due to the number of clinical programs of transplant organs and tissues, for the casuistry complexity of assistance in respect to the measure of the country’s hospitals and because it is a center of national reference in some specialties.  Also, with the opening of this new seat the portfolio of services is amplified with new specialties such as pediatrics, hospital obstetrics, maxillofacial surgery, angiology, and peripheral vascular surgery, and other units such as geriatrics (hospital inter-consultation) , assisted reproduction unit, neonatology unit and palliative care hospitalization unit.

 Hospital Puerta de Hierro offers rotations of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Poediatrics and Gynecology-Obstetrics.



Hospital Miguel Hernández de Elche, Alicante, España

The Hospital de Sant Joan d’Alacant is located in the area known as Paraje de Don Sancho, occupying a surface of 115.000 m2, pertaining to the municipal term of San Juan Limítrofe with that of Alicante, at 1 Km. from the urban nucleus of San Juan, 3Kms. From the touris zone known as Playa de Sant Joan, through which there is access to the  Hospital by adjacent roads and at 7Kms from the metropolitan area of Alicante. 

The location is shared with the Faculty of Medicine of Universidad Miguel Hernández, and with the Centro de Transfusiones de la Consellería de Sanitat.

Hospital Sant Joan d’Alacant offers an Internal Medicine rotation, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Gynecology-Obstetrics. It is not available between the months of May-September.

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