Hispanic Center of Excellence


Faculty Development Fellowship Program

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hispanic Center of Excellence sponsors two Faculty Development Fellows for two years to enroll in the Clinical Research Training Program funded by the Hispanic Center of Excellence. Their department will receive a supplement each year in salary support to assure adequate time to complete the degree requirements.

The Clinical Research Training Program of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is a two-year program consisting of a didactic curriculum and a mentored experience leading to a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Methods. 

Class of 2004

Lourdes Masionet, M.D.
Lionel Rodriquez, M.D.
Carlos R. Vega-Rich, M.D.

Class of 2005

Yvette Calderon, M.D.
Nora Esteban-Cruciani, M.D.


Medical Spanish Clinical Program

This program offers our medical students who have completed an Intermediate Medical Spanish Clinical program Advanced Medical Spanish class, an opportunity to practice some of their language skills with positive role models who speak Spanish and whose patients are predominately Spanish speaking. Students will be introduced to the diverse Hispanic community of the Bronx.

Mentorship Programs

The Hispanic Center of Excellence provides mentors to undergraduate and medical students. These programs introduce students to multi-cultural faculty members that will provide support in their journey into the medical field. 

  • Summer Undergraduate Summer Program 
  • Medical Student Faculty Mentors  
  • Other Academic Year and Summer Programs 


The Hispanic Center of Excellence has provided Grant Workshops in which trained faculty members lectured on grant writing, NIH funding, and research funding sources.

A faculty development CME workshop sponsored by the Hispanic Center of Excellence has also been constructed to educate faculty members on cultural competency issues.



Albert Einstein College of Medicine of
Yeshiva University

1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461

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