Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Mexican men and women, and one of the top causes of occupational incapacity and loss of economic activities. Therefore, specialists trained in the detection of risk factors for the diagnosis, prevention and management of these disorders are needed.

Offering top-quality cardiology medical care requires rigorous discipline in the preparation of professionals who are committed to the social, political, economic and cultural development of the community. Consistent with this demand, the Residency in Cardiology trains medical practitioners in the area of clinical Cardiology through a first-rate teaching model that includes patient care and research to generate new knowledge; to be upright, moral individuals and practitioners in their performance, with respect for life and human dignity, internationally competent and capable of offering full, outstanding medical care, in keeping with the Mission and Vision of Tecnológico de Monterrey.


The Multicentric Cardiology Program of Tecnológico de Monterrey benefits from a world-class university infrastructure, a competency-based, patient-centered educational model; with well-structured academic and research programs and processes, offered by certified specialist physicians who are experts in cardiology subspecialties and trained teachers, converging within a framework of medical care represented by the Hospital San José - Tec de Monterrey, the Zambrano Hellion Medical Center, the Hospital Metropolitano ?Dr. Bernardo Sepúlveda? of the Nuevo León Ministry of Health and international rotations at The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center. Residents have the necessary state-of-the-art technological, scientific and methodological support, are exposed to different health care and management models in regional, national and international contexts, enabling them to acquire the skills for performing successfully in different areas of cardiology.

The aim of the Residency in Cardiology of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional Cardiologists who contribute to the prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases, according to the highest quality and safety standards, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. It also seeks to prepare individuals with integrity and a humanistic outlook in their clinical, teaching and research practice, while strictly adhering to ethical principles and the standards of professional practice. Cardiologists who graduate from this program are outstanding, internationally competitive leaders in their field. They conduct research in the basic areas of cardiology, clinical cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, electrocardiography, hemodynamics, interventional cardiology and endovascular treatment.

Applicants for admission to the Residency in Cardiology of Tecnológico de Monterrey are Medicine graduates who have earned credit for at least two years in the Internal Medicine Residency in hospital and university institutions o the National System of Residencies in Medical Specialties. Specialists in Internal Medicine from other countries can also apply to participate in this program if they graduated from universities that are recognized by the Tecnológico de Monterrey System.

For admission to the Residency in Cardiology of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey, candidates must satisfactorily meet all the graduate admissions requirements of Tecnológico de Monterrey and of the Ministry 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:

  1. Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree Certificate where the following information is indicated:
    1. The overall GPA.
    2. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  2. Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree.
  3. 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.
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. Two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  6. Obtain at least 550 points in the adaptive version of the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP) or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  7. 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.
  8. Submit a file with the result of the ENARM Exam and psychometric exam.

*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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Graduates from the Cardiology program will be able to:

  • Deliver medical attention and care to patients with cardiovascular problems and diseases.
  • Analyze, investigate and assess the results of the clinical guides and medical protocols used for patients with cardiovascular problems and diseases.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, family members, faculty, colleagues and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Execute their professional duties with commitment and responsibility, adhering strictly to the ethical principles of the profession.
  • Know and take into consideration the characteristics of the diverse health systems and their influence on the medical attention of patients with cardiovascular problems and diseases.

The Cardiology residents’ training in treating patients in national and international contexts allows them to construct specialized knowledge in a thesis project.



Carlos Jerjes Sánchez Díaz, miembro del SNI-II

Erasmo de la Peña Almaguer

Guillermo Torre Amione, miembro del SNI-III

Juan Alberto Quintanilla

  • New therapeutic approaches for ACS and aortic stenosis in octogenarian patients. 
  • Coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular imaging Justification.
  • Thrombosis in cardiovascular disease.