Hispanic Center of Excellence (CoE)

University of Puerto Rico Med Sciences-School of Dentistry
San Juan, PR.
Type Clinical Research


Established in 1992, the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) has a primary goal of improving the health status of the Latino and other under served populations by increasing the number of Latinos in the health professions and in particular medicine. As we enter our 20th year, the HCOE has focused its initiatives at enhancing academic performance of Latinos and other individuals from other under served backgrounds; increasing the recruitment and retention of faculty; increasing the school’s diversity through the recruitment and retention of Latino faculty; and developing the capacity of all graduates to provide culturally competent healthcare services. The HCOE seeks to reduce disparities in healthcare by supporting individuals committed to advance the goals of diversity in the medical profession and improve healthcare to under served populations.

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University of Puerto Rico
Medical Sciences Campus
School of Medicine
Hispanic Center of Excellence
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR