Society’s need for general surgeons can be seen in the number of external consultation services, surgical procedures and hospitalization of patients in the public and private health systems, in our country and in our state. Of the five top hospitalization diagnoses in public and private hospitals, three are directly related to this specialty: digestive tract problems, traumatisms and benign and malignant tumors (INEGI 2009). Regarding causes of death in public and private institutions in the state of Nuevo León, the top causes are tumors and circulatory diseases alike; second place is held by endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases; respiratory diseases come third; and digestive tract diseases hold fourth place (2009).
Progress in general surgery in Mexico demands trained specialists who can not only solve clinical situations effectively, but also understand and apply the latest technology, and eventually develop efficient alternatives in teaching management and research, making them agents of change in the community. Parallel to the efficiency required to practice General Surgery, this specialty demands the creation of specialists who are capable of performing as honest leaders with a particular sense of humanism in the execution of their functions.
General Surgeons must be comprehensive practitioners who are proficient in all clinical aspects and also have the creative capacity to develop programs that will influence the advancement of this discipline, and not just draw on their training as a way of life. We are committed to generating this standard of specialists with a high sense of participation and motivation to promote new healthcare models that will enrich the area of General Surgery and shape it as a state-of-the-art discipline among the diverse medical specialties.
The aim of the Residency in Surgery of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional surgeons who deliver clinical care to patients with a surgical pathology, according to the highest quality and safety standards. 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. Surgeons who graduate from this institution are outstanding leaders at national and international levels, who contribute through research to generating innovations in surgical procedures, in healthcare models and in the development of the discipline itself.
This program targets Mexican and foreign physicians who wish to pursue a highly competitive training program that will equip them with the capacity to be leaders in General Surgery; who are proficient in English, are computer literate and have research skills. They must demonstrate an interest in social commitment, professionalism, leadership and the capacity for entrepreneurship. For admission to the Residency in General Surgery 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.
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Graduates of the Residency in General Surgery of Tecnológico de Monterrey will be able to: