MEDICINE - UNIBE
Escuela de Medicina

Medicine

A program designed to develop medical professionals with up-to-date knowledge and the competencies required to respond to the health needs of society, fostering a comprehensive, humane, ethical, and innovative approach, developing leadership skills, critical outlook and commitment to research and ongoing education.

Medicina

General description and graduate profile

UNIBE’s Medical program seeks to train and create physicians with integrated competencies, capable of incorporating disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge associated with their professional field to guarantee a successful performance and impact on our society. A professional prepared to address the new reality and scenarios of medical practice with a high level of commitment and awareness of the importance of lifelong learning, training and continuous renewal.

Affiliations

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Asociación Dominicana de Facultades de Medicina

Asociación Dominicana de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina {ADOFEM} (Dominican Association of Faculties and Schools of Medicine)

Federación Panamericana de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina

Federación Panamericana de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina {FEPAFEM} (Pan American Federation of Faculties and Schools of Medicine)

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Asociación latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica

Asociación Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica {ALASIC} (Latin American Association for Clinical Simulation)

AAMC – Global Health Learning Opportunities Services

First Semester

  • Biology I
  • University Orientation
  • Sports or Culture
  • Language and Literature I
  • Mathematics I
  • General Chemistry I
  • Elective
  • English I

Second Semester

  • Biology II
  • Language and Literature II
  • Basic Physics I
  • Mathematics II
  • General Chemistry II
  • Universal history
  • English II

Third Semester

  • Basic Physics II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Social Sciences I
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • English III
  • Behavioral Sciences I

Fourth Semester

  • Scientific Research Methodology
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Social Sciences II
  • Elective
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional English
  • Behavioral Sciences II

First Semester

Code Course Cycle Credits
IH
HP
Prerequisites
CGB-110 Biology I CB 4 3 3
CGC-100 University Orientation CB 2 2 0
CGC-110 Sports or Culture CB 1 0 2
CGE-111 Language and Literature I CB 4 3 2
CGM-140 Mathematics I CB 4 3 2
CGQ-100 General Chemistry I CB 4 3 3
ELG-201 Elective CB 3 3 0
ING-110 English I CB 3 3 0

Segundo semestre

 

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
CGB-111 Biology II CB 4 3 3 CGB110
CGE-112 Language and Literature II CB 4 3 2 CGE111
CGF-100 Basic Physics I CB 4 3 2 CGM140
CGM-150 Mathematics II CB 4 3 2 CGM140
CGQ-101 General Chemistry II CB 4 3 3 CGQ100
CGS-100 Universal history CB 3 3 0
ING-120 English II CB 3 3 0 ING110

Third Semester

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
CGF-101 Basic Physics II CB 4 3 2 CGF100
CGQ-200 Organic Chemistry I CB 4 3 3 CGQ101
CGS-150 Social Sciences I CB 4 4 0
ELG-202 Elective CB 3 3 0
ELG-203 Elective CB 3 3 0
ING-130 English III CB 3 3 0 ING120
SI2-125 Behavioral Sciences I CB 4 4 0

Fourth Semester

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
CGC-210 Metodología de la Investigación Científica CB 3 3 0
CGQ-201 Química Orgánica II CB 4 3 3 CGQ200
CGS-160 Ciencias Sociales II CB 2 2 0 CGS150
ELG-204 Electiva CB 3 3 0
M14-290 Introducción a la Anatomía y Fisiología Humana PP 3 3 0 CGB111
M14-700 Inglés Profesional PP 3 2 2 ING130
SI2-126 Ciencias de la Conducta II CB 4 4 0 SI2125

Fifth Semester

  • History of Medicine
  • Embryology and Human Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Skills I
  • Introduction to Research in Health Sciences

Sixth Semester

  • Clinical Skills II
  • Biochemistry and Human Metabolism
  • Human physiology
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Clinical psychology

Seventh Semester

  • Clinical Skills III and Life Support
  • Neurosciences (Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology and Introduction to Neuropathology)
  • Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Introduction to Pathology
  • Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology

Eighth Semester

  • Professional Elective
  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Systems Pathology Block I (Neurological Systems and Introduction to Psychiatry, Immune, Cardiovascular,
  • Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Systems)
  • Semiology I
  • Clinical Nutrition

Ninth Semester

  • Tropical Medicine and Global Health
  • Systems Pathology Block II
    • (Hematological, Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Renal, Reproductive and Endocrine Systems)
  • Semiology II

Tenth Semester

  • Ethical and Legal Aspects of Medicine
  • Clinical Research
  • Basic Sciences Integrated Course

Tenth Semester

 

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-390 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Medicine PP 4 4 0
M14-395 Clinical Research PP 2 1 2 M14270
M14-371 Basic Sciences Integrated Course PP 10 8 4 M14361 M14371 M14380

Sixth Semester

 

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-241 Clinical Skills II PP 2 1 2 M14240
M14-250 Biochemistry and Human Metabolism PP 4 3 3 M14230
M14-260 Human physiology PP 10 8 4 M14210 M14220
M14-270 Biostatistics and Epidemiology PP 5 4 3 M14245
M14-280 Clinical psychology PP 4 4 0

Fifth Semester

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-200 History of Medicine PP 1 1 0
M14-210 Embryology and Human Anatomy PP 12 9 6
M14-220 Histology PP 4 3 2
M14-230 Clinical Genetics PP 3 2 2
M14-240 Clinical Skills I PP 2 1 2
M14-245 Introduction to Research in Health Sciences PP 3 3 0

Seventh Semester

 

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-242 Clinical Skills III and Life Support PP 2 1 2 M14241
M14-310 Neurosciences (Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology and Introduction to Neuropathology) PP 8 7 3 M14260
M14-320 Introduction to Pharmacology and Toxicology PP 4 3 2 M14250 M14260
M14-330 Introduction to Pathology PP 5 4 2 M14250 M14260
M14-340 Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology PP 7 6 30 M14230 M14250 M14260

Octavo Semestre

Código Descripción Ciclo Créditos HT HP Prerrequisitos
ELE-500 Electiva Profesional PP 3 3 0
M14-350 Salud Pública y Medicina Preventiva PP 3 3 2 M14270 M14340
M14-360 Bloque Patología de Sistemas I
(Sistemas Neurológico e Introducción a la Psiquiatría, Sistemas Inmunológico, Cardiovascular, Respiratorio y Gastrointestinal)
PP 9 8 2 M14280
M14310
M14320
M14330
M14340
M14-370 Semiología I PP 3 2 3 M14242
M14-380 Nutrición Clínica PP 2 2 0 M14250 M14260

Ninth Semester

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-355 Tropical Medicine and Global Health PP 3 3 0 M14340 M14350
M14-361 Systems Pathology Block II
(Hematological, Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Renal, Reproductive and Endocrine Systems)
PP 9 8 2 M14360
M14-371 Semiology II PP 3 2 3 M14370

Eleventh Semester

  • Psychiatry
  • Health Services Management
  • Internal Medicine Block I
    • (Cardiology, Pneumology, Infectious, Nephrology and Endocrinology)
  • Internal Medicine Block II
    • (Hematology / Oncology, Rheumatology, Neurology and Gastroenterology)

Twelfth Semester

  • Surgical Block (General Surgery, Anesthesia, Imaging II)
  • Emergency Medicine and Surgical Specialties
    • (Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology)
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine

Thirteenth Semester

  • Professional Elective
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics and Neonatology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fourteenth Semester

  • Surgery and Traumatology Internship
  • Psychiatry Internship
  • Professional Work I

Fifteenth Semester

  • Pediatric Internship
  • Gynecology-Obstetrics Internship

Sixteenth Semester

  • Internal Medicine Internship
  • Primary Care and Family Health Internship
  • Professional Work II

Fifteenth Semester

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-570 Pediatric Internship PP 14 0 28 M14540 M14550
M14-580 Gynecology-Obstetrics Internship PP 14 0 28 M14540 M14550

Fourteenth Semester

 

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-540 Surgery and Traumatology Internship PP 18 0 36
M14-550 Psychiatry Internship PP 6 0 12
M14-560 Professional Work I PP 4 2 4

Thirteenth Semester

 

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
ELE-510 Professional Elective PP 3 3 0
M14-510 Gynecology and Obstetrics PP 8 5 6 M14460 M14461
M14-511 Pediatrics and Neonatology PP 12 8 8 M14450 M14451
M14-530 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PP 2 2 0

Twelfth Semester

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-460 Surgical Block
(General Surgery, Anesthesia, Imaging II)
PP 10 7 6 M14450 M1445
M14-461 Emergency Medicine and Surgical Specialties
(Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics and Traumatology,
Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology)
PP 10 7 6 M14450 M14451
M14-462 Dermatology PP 3 2 2
M14-470 Family Medicine PP 6 4 4

Eleventh Semester

 

Code Course Cycle Credits
TH
HP
Prerequisites
M14-430 Psychiatry PP 3 2 2
M14-440 Health Services Management PP 4 4 0
M14-452 Internal Medicine Block I
(Cardiology, Pneumology, Infectious, Nephrology and Endocrinology)
PP 12 8 8
M14-453 Internal Medicine Block II
(Hematology / Oncology, Rheumatology, Neurology and Gastroenterology)
PP 12 8 8

Sixteenth Semester

 

Code Course Cycle Credits TH HP Prerequisites
M14-610 Internal Medicine Internship PP 21 0 42 M14570 M14580
M14-620 Primary Care and Family Health Internship PP 14 0 28 M14540 M14550
M14-660 Professional Work II PP 4 0 8 M14540 M14550 M14560 M14570 M14580

Student Mobility


General Studies constitutes the component of the program that allows the development of solid comprehensive training in future professionals, to become individuals with defined ethical positions and with a critical vision of the world and its complexities, in dimensional aspects such as: the historical-cultural, socio-linguistic, philosophical, humanistic and artistic, the sensitivity to contribute to environment sustainability and quality of life, as well as the role of science and technology in human development.

From general training, entrepreneurial leadership development is promoted, pertaining to the different areas in which the future professional should develop, as well instilling a critical, analytical and committed attitude towards their environment, their community, their nation and world society.

The different curricular activities are coordinated from the areas of Language and Literature, Environmental Science and Biology, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Languages, Physics and Chemistry, from which interdisciplinary connections are established, so students can approach the themes from different perspectives.

The Medical program offers several areas of focus in addition to the preparation for the ECFMG Certification. They are based on the Concentrations defined in the University Curricular Guidelines and integrate additional components to achieve a relevant and quality academic proposal.

  • Health Services Management
  • Research
  • Tropical Medicine & Global Health
  • Epidemiology & Public Health

The UNIBE School of Medicine is approved and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT) of the Dominican Republic.

 The MESCYT accreditation standards have been determined by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA), ascribed to the United States Department of Education, as comparable to those used to evaluate Medicine programs in the United States. This determination makes UNIBE students eligible to participate in the federal loan program.

 The UNIBE School of Medicine is licensed by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education. The School of Medicine is also recognized by the Medical Board of California. Graduates matriculated after 2009 are eligible for licensure in that State.

Affiliations

  • Dominican Association of Faculties and Schools of Medicine (Asociación Dominicana de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina – ADOFEM)
  • Pan American Federation of Faculties and Schools of Medicine (Federación Panamericana de Facultades y Escuelas de Medicina – FEPAFEM)
  • Society for Simulation in Health (Sociedad de Simulación en Salud – SSH)
  • Latin American Association for Clinical Simulation (Asociación Latinoamericana de Simulación Clínica – ALASIC)
  • AAMC – Global Health Learning Opportunities Services

Requirements

This is the first step towards a world full of opportunities: the UNIBE World. These are the requirements to complete the admission process.

Líderes del Mañana Scholarships

The “Líderes del Mañana” Scholarship Program is created with the purpose of identifying talented Dominican youth with high academic performance.

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New Student Profile

The Medical program applicant must display basic knowledge and skills in the areas of science, as well as a command of language, logical thinking and critical capacity. Research skills, use of information and communication technology tools, and command of languages ​​are equally well valued.

The future medical student must be committed to being part of an educational project of comprehensive training with the capacity for self-management of their learning, in adherence to our vision as a School of Medicine: “To be the leading school in the Dominican Republic in training and insertion of competent medical professionals, with ethical criteria, who self-manage their knowledge upkeep, with a vocation for service, social commitment and leadership in the permanent search for solutions through research and consensus.”

The vocation of service, high level of sensitivity and empathy, capacity for teamwork, discretion, ethical and moral principles, are part of the values ​​that the candidate must possess.

Academically, we seek students with a minimum average of 2.5 on the 4.0 scale, and who show good performance in the admission tests established as an institutional prerequisite.

 

Admission requirements for medical students

  • Complete admission form
  • UNIBE admission exam
  • High school certificate
  • High school transcripts
  • Certificate of National Tests for students who have completed high school in the Dominican Republic.
  • Legalized birth certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Four (4) 2×2 photos
  • Certificate of Non-Delinquency (issued by the authorities of the country where you have resided for the last two years).
  • Copy of ID card (if you are a foreigner, copy of the passport).

Additional requirements for Medicine program applicants

  • Copy of your immunization record, stating that you have been immunized against Hepatitis “B” and Tetanus, with their respective booster shots.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation on stamped paper (letterhead), two (2) from professors and one (1) from a medical professional. Letters must be original, signed and sealed by the recommender. Letters of recommendation issued by family members or relatives of the applicant will not be accepted. (Only for applicants of the Medical program).
  • Personal essay of 400 to 700 words.

“Líderes Del Mañana” Scholarship Program

The “Líderes Del Mañana” Scholarship Program was created with the purpose of identifying talented Dominican youth who have demonstrated high academic performance, social commitment and leadership skills during their high school education, in order to provide them with the opportunity to carry out their higher education studies at UNIBE.

The program is conceived as a comprehensive training experience, designed with the goal of developing in students not only the knowledge and skills of the academic program of their choice, but also leadership skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and social commitment.

What does the program include?

  • Scholarships (percentage according to student needs and available funds).
  • Academic guidance (through the Guidance and Student Affairs Departments).
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development program (participation in workshops designed for student of the program).
  • Student Mobility opportunities (opportunity to participate in exchange programs with universities and institutions with which UNIBE is affiliated).

Contacts

Wayna Vásquez, M.D.

Academic Coordinator, UNIBE Center for Medical Education, Clinical Skills and Simulation

Rafael Nazario, M.D.

Graduate Programs Coordinator

Dr. Yuppiel Martinez

PreMed Coordinator

Lic. Michelle Borg

Administrative Coordinator

Lic. Fiordaliza Collado

Student Assistant

Lic. Nathaly Valerio

Faculty Assistant

Carolina Valdez, M.D.

Medical Internship Coordinator

Catherine Suzaña

Dean Administrative Assistant

Wendy Sánchez

Clinical Cycle Assistant

Rebeca Beltré

Laboratory Area & Evaluation Unit Assistant

Admissions

This is the first step towards a world full of opportunities: the UNIBE World. These are the requirements to complete the admission process.