The changing environment of today's world requires that healthcare professionals have new and multiple skills. It also demands stricter quality in their performance. In the area of clinical psychiatry, there has been an enormous growth in diagnostic and therapeutic tools, with diagnostic criteria and therapeutic methods being continuously modified and renewed. Hence, it is important for professionals in the field to keep their medical education up-to-date and to teach the most relevant topics with the greatest impact on community health in the formation of human resources for the health sector. The multiple advances in the areas of molecular genetics, pharmacology, psychotherapeutic techniques and new technologies for diagnosis and treatment, as well as their clinical applications, must be rapidly used in patient treatment. To assure the profile of the graduate in this environment, topics have been incorporated that focus on the scientific method, promote medicine based on evidence, and develop in the student a culture of research and investigation. The topics of basic and advanced research structure the additional skills and knowledge, as do those of medical ethics. These are really tools that, together with the many others, strengthen the desired attitudes and values in the resident. Thus, the curriculum is based on four years covering these areas, as well as the theoretical, technological and practical knowledge of clinical studies, to ensure the comprehensive training of the Psychiatrist. With the innovation in educational techniques and procedures, an alternative solution that comes from the new educational model is learning centered on the student and on clinical patient cases, so that acquired knowledge may be applied directly to patients, being therefore a direct transfer to the reality of the environment, as well as an exercise in self-learning. This results in a continuous medical education that is closely linked to the development of the scientific and technological knowledge of the discipline. Finally, this methodology confirms the congruence between the basics, our educational model, the areas of training and the discipline itself. The particular characteristics of the residency require a diagnostic laboratory analysis and the development of new studies, technical progress and new knowledge resulting from research, so Psychiatrists in this educational environment are required to acquire theoretical knowledge in their area of specialty, in educational techniques and in research. This will help them to resolve in a comprehensive and satisfactory manner the diagnostic problems in the health of their patients, so that they may carry out professional work with a level of excellence in the areas of expertise mentioned previously (external consultation, hospitalization, community support, preventive education for the general population or for specific groups, distance medical attention via Internet, etc.).

The aim of the Residency in Psychiatry of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional psychiatrists who successfully meet the healthcare needs of mental health patients in the public and private sectors. It also seeks to prepare individuals with integrity and a humanistic outlook in their clinical, teaching and research activities, while strictly adhering to ethical principles and the standards of professional practice. Psychiatrists who graduate from this institution are outstanding leaders in both local and international settings. They are creative and innovative, promoting the development of mental health in the community and conducting relevant clinical research.

This program is directed to doctors with a vocation to study Psychiatry, with high moral values, committed to the ethical exercising of their profession, with a disposition to work in multidisciplinary teams and an interest in the field of research. For admission to the Residency in Psychiatry 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 this multi-centric program in psychiatry of Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine will have acquired the following the competencies:

  • Proficiency in psychopathology, psychiatric nosology and psychiatric treatment methods; the ability to define, apply, perform and interpret diverse psychiatric diagnostic tests and therapeutic methodologies;
  • Proficiency in each of the basic learning units related to the specialty, including psychopathology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, psychopharmacology, psychotherapies, diagnostic and treatment methodologies, and basic knowledge related to psychiatric subspecialties (children and adolescents, the elderly, addictions, eating disorders, and the oncological patient);
  • The capacity to manage administrative issues, quality control and development of a mental health system (from the consulting room to the clinic), planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising the activities of the professional technical and auxiliary staff of a mental health system;
  • The capacity to collaborate with practitioners from other specialties to establish the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of patients, as well as the required preventive measures; the ability to carry out teaching and research activities applied to psychiatry;
  • Decision-making skills based on ethical principles, responsibility, professionalism and citizenship.


David Eduardo Saucedo Martínez, director del programa.
Ricardo Caraza Camacho
Carlos Alberto Arnaud Gil
Federico Ramos Ruíz
Susana Espino Barros Palau
Lilia Marytza Leal Isida
Juan Alberto Alcalá Dueñas
Daniela León Rojas
Isaac Salvador Fernández
Rogers Alcides Pezoa Patiño
Gloria Cuevas Gómez
Juan José Flores Doñez
Elena Guadalupe Rodríguez


Mental and Behavioral Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence.

The population pyramid of Mexico has a broad base, that is, the population of children and adolescents is greater compared to other age groups. This generates the need to attend to this type of population, currently detecting different types of disorders that generate levels of disability. This need requires an effective response from the academic community, a situation in which the residents and professors of the specialty find themselves immersed.

Severe Mental Disorders. The degree of functional disability generated by mental disorders is proportional to its severity. Normally, these are diagnosed from the first level of care to the third level of medical care where they usually receive outpatient or hospital treatment. Due to this, clinical research works have been carried out considering different variables in severe mental disorders. These have generated data that have facilitated our knowledge in the field of various mental disorders that affect the physical, psychological, and social aspects of those who suffer from severe mental disorders.