Research Seminar

Research Seminar

The Residents of the UPR Internal Medicine Residency program are required to complete a research project before graduation. To aid them in that process, the Director of Research Affairs and the Chief Residents guide the Residents in identifying potential mentors since the beginning of their training. This helps to ensure that the resident is matched with a mentor before starting the Research rotations, which total 10 weeks of dedicated research time distributed during the three years of training. Before graduating from our program, each Resident is required to present their research project at the annual UPR Internal Medicine Research Symposium.

Research Friday

This experience is complemented by the Research Seminar Didactics which are weekly research activities in which one Resident presents the progress of his research project followed by a lecture presented by invited Faculty, in topics such as:

  1. How to choose a project
  2. Development of a proposal
  3. Principles of study design
  4. Database design
  5. Bio-statistics
  6. Scientific writing and literature revision
  7. Grant and funding
  8. Methodology: Study designs
Existing Database
Existing Database
  • Registro Central de Cáncer de Puerto Rico
    • Director Interino: Guillermo Tortolero Luna, PhD, MD
    • Telephone: (787) 772-8300 ext. 1234
    • Website:
  • Programa Vigilancia VIH/SIDA, Departamento de Salud de PR
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)


Institutional Research Support Contacts

Institutional Research Support

RED Cap Server (RCMI)

Contact: José Conde, MD,MPH


Contact: Brenda Nieves


Telephone: 787-758-2525 Ext. 2193

RED Cap Production Server (PRCTRC)

Contact: Joselyn Gandîa


Telephone: 787-759-0306 Ext. 228