Today, in Mexico, there are 420 geriatricians who comply with the requirements demanded by educational and health authorities and a population of almost nine million senior citizens. International recommendations suggest the existence of one geriatrician for every 2,500 senior citizens. The aforementioned figure for Mexico implies the existence of one geriatrician for every 22,000 senior citizens. Additionally, the group of the elderly is expected to grow faster than all other age groups over the next 40 years. Senior citizens show physiological changes and sicknesses with a high demand for human, social and economic resources. Tecnológico de Monterrey assumes the commitment to train Specialists in Geriatrics who have a humanistic vision and highly ethical principles, who are committed to the social, educational and economic development of their communities, who are competent on a world level and who are committed to the sustainable use of natural resources.

The principal aim of the Residency in Geriatrics of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional Geriatricians who meet the healthcare needs of the elderly, according to the highest quality and safety standards, in inpatient, outpatient and prolonged-care 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. Geriatricians who graduate from this institution are outstanding leaders in both local and international settings, and contribute to designing strategies and generating innovations to solve problems related to the health of the elderly.

This program is directed to general doctors with a high level of social commitment and with an interest in offering comprehensive, quality attention to the elderly, identifying the patient as the protagonist in this attention.

For admission to the Residency in Geriatrics 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 Residency in Geriatrics of Tecnológico de Monterrey will be able to:

  • Develop geriatric care models for institutional and private environments, based on the human being and the social and family environment, within the framework of medical ethics;
  • Coordinate the actions of interdisciplinary healthcare teams for the medical and gerontological care of their patients, constantly seeking to improve their quality of life;
  • Conduct clinical research projects in geriatrics;
  • Provide the highest quality healthcare based on state-of-the-art geriatrics within a framework of ethics and professionalism;
  • Educate healthcare personnel and the community on the attention and care of elderly patients.

Abel Jesús Barragán Berlanga
Ángel Ariel Gaytán Ramos
Julio César Dávila Valero
Alejandro Fuentes Cantú
Juan Antonio Campos Gutiérrez
Amador Ernesto Macías Osuna
Karina Alejandra Rodríguez Quintanilla
Jorge Alberto Escobedo Martínez