Cecilia Monge is a specialist in internal medicine who worked for eight years in that capacity in San Juan de Dios Hospital in San Jose. Following the constitute to restart clinical investigation in Costa Rica, coordinates the pilot clinical investigation unit at Hospital San Juan de Dios that will eventually include translational medicine and international collaborations to support interna- tionally competitive clinical research activity; from bench to bedside. She is part of various na- tional committees. One has produced, published, and delivered education and training for the current national hypertension, acute coronary syndrome and primary cardiac prevention guide- lines in the country. She works with a group of eight doctors from different parts of the country in another national committee for dengue and other hemorrhagic fevers producing the national prevention, education and treatment programs. Based on this objective she also forms part of a committee that oversees the continuing medical education of all physicians in the country and in that committee she is personally responsible for all specialist physicians in second and tertiary care hospitals.
Cecilia graduated as a physician from medical school at Universidad de Costa Rica, achieving the highest GPA both for her medical school class as well as for all health related degrees. Dur- ing her residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital at Washington Hospital Center where she was elected as chief medical resident,she presented her medical research and publications in both national and international medical meetings. She holds a Masters of Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and was part of the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard School of Medicine. Cecilia is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in 2014 was elected to be- come one of the youngest Fellows of the American College of Physicians. She is part of the board of the Asociacion Costarricense de Medicina Interna and has been a mentor for the IN- CAE- Central American Health Initiative.
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