The program of Residency in Neonatology responds to a need, that has been widely recognized since the 1930s, to train specialists in caring for newborns. The program is fully justified if we understand its contribution to reaching the healthcare goals of the World Summit for Children: reducing by one third the mortality rate for children under one-year old; giving access to all pregnant women to specialized attention for their newborns; and reducing the rate of newborn underweight to below 10%. The profile of the graduate from Medical Neonatology is built by incorporating activities that develop the use of the scientific method, promote medicine based on evidence, and develop in the participant a culture of research. Research topics structure these skills and knowledge, as well as those in education, medical ethics and quality, which are the tools, together with other ones, that strengthen participants? attitudes and values. The program also includes a structured component of internationalization, focused on ensuring that participating doctors get to know models of medical attention in other countries, perceive the differences in process that result from diverse socio-cultural contexts, and, not only know about these differences, but are able to understand them and take advantage of them for the benefit of the patient. The program also includes a seminar on the Doctor-Patient-Family relationship in order to prepare participants to be positive agents in the context of their area of specialty. Thus, the curriculum extends over three years, in order to cover the required areas, as well as assure theoretical, technological and practical knowledge in Neonatology, with a particular focus on Basic, Clinical and Applied Research for the comprehensive training of Neonatologists with highly developed research skills.

The aim of the Residency in Neonatology of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional Neonatologists who are experts in the healthcare of newborns, meeting the highest standards of quality and patient safety, in public and private healthcare institutions. 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. Neonatologists who graduate from this institution are outstanding leaders able to execute superior work in national and international settings. They are committed to the development and transformation of their communities through programs and actions to enhance the healthcare of newborns. They are creative and innovative, contributing to the generation and practice of clinical research that impacts the health of newborns.

This program is directed to Pediatricians, who have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values expected for a pediatrics specialist, with an excellent academic record, with a vocation to, and interest in, Neonatology, with a genuine commitment to research and with a command of conversational English. For admission to the Residency in Neonatology 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 of this program present three lines of educational achievement as a result of the formal education received: a professional-humanistic orientation (THE BEING), intellectual training, focusing on medicine based on evidence and the application of the scientific method (THE KNOWLEDGE) and the operational performance of a specialist doctor (THE KNOW-HOW). Through medical training supported by an educational methodology focused on problem solving, program graduates are highly competent in their specific field of action. They demonstrate that they have the specific skills of their particular area of specialty, as well as the general skills of all specialist doctors.

Medical attention: Graduates from the Residency in Neonatology of Tecnológico de Monterrey will be able to:

  • Assess, diagnose and care for the health of newborns in critical, medical or surgical conditions, with integrity, responsibility and a sense of humanity;
  • Be competent in the evaluation, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment techniques used in the clinical care of the newborn in critical, medical or surgical conditions;
  • Identify the psychosocial implications of disease in their patients, as well as the repercussions on the family environment and/or that of substitute caregivers;
  • Identify high-risk pregnancies and their subsequent repercussions on the birth process and pathologies in the newborn, and undertake the clinical supervision and monitoring of these patients;
  • Make the best use of their patients? databases as a guide for making the necessary clinical decisions and understanding the administrative procedures that expedite neonatal medical care;

Medical education: Graduates from the Residency in Neonatology will be able to:

  • Apply and transfer knowledge of the basic medical disciplines in relation to the pregnancy process, the fetus and the newborn;
  • Conduct clinical research in their field of specialization and communicate the findings efficiently, both orally and in writing.


Dr. Bronson Osorio Martínez. Director del programa.
Dr. Rodolfo Dehesa Morales
Dr. Mario A. Vázquez González
Dr. Manuel de Jesús Silva Cavazos
Dr. Mario R. Alcorta Garcia
Dra. Aleyda Monrreal Malacara