Medicine Academic Program

Academics

The Medical Program at UNIBE Costa Rica covers 13 terms of 4 months each. The complete program totals 208 weeks and 185 credits to graduate. Students that plan to practice medicine in Costa Rica will have to enroll an additional year for their internship at UNIBE and comply with the requirements of the medical local laws.

During the first five terms of medical school, students are introduced to the basic science curriculum. In the following terms students rotate through different clerkships, such as: internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics, gynecology, geriatrics, clinical epidemiology, family and community medicine, emergency medicine, and radiology.

Students enhance both their clinical and diagnostic skills by rotating in Class A hospitals around the country. In addition to that, all students are required to provide 150 hours of community service.