The demand for Critical Care Medicine Specialists is related to the number of hospitalizations, 35% of which require care in an ICU. In 2010, the health institutions where this residency is offered attended 1110 patients. Some of the most frequent diagnoses are: Sepsis, Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Preeclampsia/Eclampsia and Post-operative Coronary Revascularization.

Offering top-quality medical care to critical patients requires strict discipline in training practitioners who are committed to the social, political, economic and cultural development of the community. Consistent with this demand, the Residency in Critical Care Medicine seeks to prepare highly competent specialists in multimodal monitoring and treatment of severe, life-endangering diseases, who are upright, moral individuals and practitioners, respect life and human dignity, and are internationally competent and capable of offering full, first-rate medical care.

The Multicentric Critical Care Medicine Program 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 qualified specialist physicians who are trained teachers, converging within a framework of medical care represented by the hospitals that are the bases and sub-bases of the program, certified in quality medical attention processes, with inpatient and outpatient settings, with first-rate ICU services. 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 diverse settings in the area of Critical Care Medicine.

The aim of the Residency in Critical Care Medicine of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional specialist practitioners who meet the health needs of critical patients, according to the highest quality and safety standards, in public and private 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.

Critical Care Medicine Residents who graduate from this institution are outstanding leaders locally and internationally, who generate innovation with new diagnostic and therapeutic methodologies and technologies, as well as early disease detection programs in the population under their care.

The Multicentric Critical Care Medicine Program of Tecnológico de Monterrey targets academically outstanding graduates from Medical Specialties in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology or Medical-Surgical Emergencies, with a vocation and concern for this discipline, a spirit of innovation and commitment to lifelong learning, with a genuine interest in research and teaching.

For admission to this program, 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.


Face to Face


2 years





On completing the program, students will be able to:

  • Promote, prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate critical care health issues.
  • Practice Critical Care Medicine in public and private healthcare systems.
  • Make medical decisions applying clinical reasoning, evidence-based medicine, the use of critical thinking, research methodology and the comprehensive use of statistics.
  • Be creative and innovative and handle uncertainty.
  • Interact effectively in multidisciplinary teams, in teaching and research activities, and the comprehensive management of a Critical Care Unit.
  • Practice as a Critical Care specialists within the framework of Medical Ethics, with responsibility and respect for the dignity of individuals and of the community where they provide these services.


  • Dr.Víctor Manuel Sánchez Nava: Director académico.
  • Dra. María del Rosario Muñoz Ramírez
  • Dr. Carlos Eduardo Chávez Pérez
  • Dra. Juana María Cerda Arteaga
  • Dr. Luis Alberto Barrientos Quintanilla


Epidemiological studies and assessment of therapeutic methods for seriously ill patients.

The increasing incidence of patients with serious pathologies, and the need to optimize the use of medical, human and infrastructure resources of intensive care units, require continuous evaluation and investigation of the pathophysiological, epidemiological and therapeutic processes of these, in order to improve the vital, functional prognosis of patients with serious pathologies, as well as quality of life at the end of the pathological process.

With the foregoing, it is intended to improve current management strategies based on international management guidelines and protocols in critically ill patients and implement them early in our patients, intending to impact morbidity and mortality and health costs such as stay in hospital. intensive therapy, days of mechanical ventilation, days of antibiotic therapy, prevention of thrombosis, prevention of infections related to health care, early renal replacement, and early nutritional intervention that are generated in the seriously ill.