Today, neurological disorders comprise a heterogeneous group of problems with the central and peripheral nervous system. The incidence of these disorders is increasing significantly in Mexico because of the inversion of the population pyramid and an increase in life expectancy. Neurodegenerative diseases present the greatest growth among the different disorders because they have age as an important risk factor. In addition, cerebral vascular disease is the third cause of death in Mexico and an important cause of morbidity. It results in high economic costs because of the rehabilitation and social reinsertion it implies (INEGI 2010). To face these challenges, Mexico needs neurological healthcare professionals who are committed to a society that demands quality medical attention and humanistic professionals, in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this group of pathologies. The Residency in Neurology responds to this need to train healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to make a real contribution. Since its origins, it has been a program focused on training, continuing education and face-to-face innovative teaching, taking into consideration that neurology is one of the branches of medicine that has grown the most over the past decade, both on a diagnostic level and with regard to new lines of basic and clinical research, in the quest to find novel treatments. The Multicentered Residency in Neurology of Tecnológico de Monterrey is staffed by academic personnel and infrastructure of the highest quality. It is an educational model based on excellence and competencies centered on the patient, offered by successful professionals who are experts in teaching, both clinical and experimental. As a result, the participants in the program have all the leading-edge humanistic, technological and methodological support they need to develop their potential and, therefore, stand out regionally, nationally and internationally. This program is directed to those healthcare professionals who wish to do post-graduate training in clinical neurology.

The aim of the Residency in Neurology of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional Neurologists, who meet the needs of patients with neurological pathologies, 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 practices, while strictly adhering to ethical principles and the standards of professional practice. Neurologists who graduate from this institution are internationally competitive leaders, who contribute to the generation of knowledge on the frontiers of Neurology and transfer this knowledge through teaching. They are also committed to lifelong learning in medicine.

The Residency in Neurology of Tecnológico de Monterrey is directed to doctors with a great sense of social responsibility; with a willingness to seek and understand new knowledge; and with the capacity and desire to learn and acquire their own skills in the different areas of the neurological sciences and later to have the capability to generate new knowledge in the field.

For admission to the Residency in Neurology 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.


Face to Face


3 years


Campus Monterrey




The Residency in Neurology program seeks to train neurologists who are able to:

  • Diagnose, treat and promote the health of patients with neurological diseases in a comprehensive, effective manner on the basis of scientific evidence, using resources appropriately, demonstrating research- and analysis-oriented thought, with knowledge and applications specific to basic and clinical neurological sciences in the face of clinical situations;
  • Respect the dignity of human beings and the ethical principles of their profession as neurologists; Effectively coordinate the healthcare team that participates in the clinical, rehabilitation and palliative care of the patient with neurological disorders;
  • Apply their knowledge to the planning, design, statistical analysis, discussion, conclusion and publication of clinical studies aimed at assessing diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness in their specialization;
  • Participate in the development of clinical research and basic protocols, particularly in the areas of abnormal movements, neurodegenerative diseases and neoplasia of the central nervous system;
  • Communicate their knowledge effectively to patients, family members and medical colleagues, as well as to other healthcare professionals, displaying an attitude of information, listening, caring, compassion and respect toward the patient and his or her family members, including the patient?s preference in the formulation of disease management plans and practicing their specialty in a cost efficient manner, without compromising the quality of the care provided.
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