The Clinical Sciences PhD program aims to strengthen clinical research development, focusing on the most prevalent pathologies within the mexican population as well as the world's population. On the other hand, the program also focuses on health systems and public health concerns. The PhD is a direct answer to the increasing need for new scientific research focused on the understanding of health and diseases in humans, while still focusing on evidence based medicine and following ethical principles.  The aim of this program is to contribute to the improvement of health concerns that have a direct impact on our community. Also, the program looks to increase qualified human capital in Mexico in order to reduce the current lag in research programs, publications and patents in the heath area.

The objective of the Doctorate in Clinical Sciences is to train professionals in clinical research that: 

  • Be recognized nationally and internationally for their ability to create medical knowledge at three possible levels: at an individual, institutional, and society levels.
  • Create a scientific production based on ethical principles, relevant to the understanding of human health-disease, health care systems, and public health.
  • Be leaders in prestigious organizations for the application of strategies aimed at decreasing inequity in healthcare and increasing the use of resources based on the best evidence.

 Program taught by professors with doctoral degrees and professional experience from Tecnológico de Monterrey’s School of Medicine.
 This program is accredited and duly recognized by national and international institutions such as:

  • Program duly accredited by CONACyT’s National Quality Graduate Programs/ Mexican Roster of Quality Graduate Programs/National Register of Quality Graduates or Padrón Nacional de Posgrado de Calidad (PNPC, Spanish).
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of the United States of America (SACS).
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey is duly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (+1) 404-679-4500 for questions regarding Tecnológico de Monterrey’s accreditation.

Official validity by Mexico’s Ministry of Public Education

Educational Model

The active participation of students in their professional and personal training is promoted through individual and collaborative learning. This model also allows the student to build his or her knowledge with the guidance of professors who are experts in their professional fields and in teaching.
 Digital Library
 A collection of more than 90 thousand books and 53 thousand regular publications.

The Doctorate in Clinical Sciences is aimed at medical doctors who:  

  • Are graduates from a medical specialization from Tecnológico de Monterrey or other prestigious universities approved by the Interinstitutional Commission for the Training of Human Resources in Health (CIFRHS, Spanish) in areas related to the program. 
  • Are interested in continuing their academic training in the path of applied research in topics such as Cardiology, Hematology, and Cancer, Ophthalmology, Neurosciences, and Mental Health.
  • Wish to be trained as scientists for the development of clinical research projects in the areas of Health.

Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:

  • Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree Certificate, where the following information is indicated:
          a. The overall GPA.
          b. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  •  Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree.
  • Motivation letter or essay in which the candidate explains the reasons for his or her interest in the program, his or her potential contribution to it and the area in which he or she wishes to develop professionally with a research project.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  • Obtain at least 585 points in the adaptive version of the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP) or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  • Obtain at least 550 points in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent in the other exams authorized by the Institution as an instrument for assessing the sufficiency of English language proficiency.

* The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee
 ** Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.


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3 . 5 years




The graduate of this program will be able to:

  • Apply in expert level strategies of search, selection and analysis of relevant knowledge in the area of expertise regarding aspects such as: mechanisms of disease (pathogenesis); detection, diagnosis or history of disease; therapeutic interventions, including trials with medicines or drugs; primary and secondary prevention and health promotion; human behavior; health services and epidemiology, among others.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research methods and statistical tools for the development of scientific research to provide knowledge for regional or national issues in their field of expertise.
  • Obtain results of their research with critical - scientific thinking establishing clearly the potential application, as well each of its limitations and areas of opportunity.
  • Transfer knowledge through scientific products such as: articles, patents or technological developments that allow reducing the gap between scientific knowledge relevant and valid and its application at the patient´s bedside.
  • Develop protocols or clinical trials that comply with current regulations in bioethics, quality and safety, ensuring the integrity and dignity of patients and their families as well as the intellectual property of the findings.