Nowadays, all health institutions are unable to meet the demand for Radiology and Imaging specialists trained to work successfully in this context. Apart from the lack of available qualified specialists there are very few institutions that offer this type of graduate training. This was one of the reasons for the creation of the Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Hospital San José de Monterrey in 1976, and as one of the medical residencies of Tecnológico de Monterrey since 1983. At present, this Multicentric Program operates in conjunction with the Nuevo León State Ministry of Health.

Knowledge of the theory and procedures of this specialty, as well as the technology and diversity of new imaging methods, make our residency one of the most dynamic in medicine. The Residency in Radiology is a four-year academic program, thus ensuring the nationally and internationally competitive quality of our graduates.

This program is continuously being updated and maintains a balance between the latest and the basic knowledge of this specialty, so that graduates will be able to work, modify and innovate in any healthcare system. The operative programs and evaluation methods are constantly adjusted so as to be congruent with the program in the diverse hospitals of our Multicentric Program, which also teaches, monitors and assesses the attitudes, values and behavior of our students in accordance with the Mission 2015 of Tecnológico de Monterrey.

The aim of the Residency in Radiology and Imaging of Tecnológico de Monterrey is to train exceptional Radiologists, who attend to the health requirements of patients, 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 practice, while strictly adhering to ethical principles and the standards of professional practice. Radiologists who graduate from this institution are outstanding leaders in both local and international settings and remain at the forefront of their specialty, generating healthcare models based on research and innovation that enable them to compete in a globalized economy.

This program targets academically outstanding Physicians and Surgeons who graduated from national and international universities that are recognized by Tecnológico de Monterrey, who have leadership capabilities, an interest in being educators and researchers, and a psychological profile for adaptation to change and innovation.

For admission to the Residency in Radiology 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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Radiologists who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Recognize the health needs of patients, family members and society in general, as well those of medical and third-party payer institutions.
  • Perform their medical practice taking into consideration the risks/benefits, costs/benefits, environmental and legal medical aspects of their professional tasks, within the framework of medical ethics.
  • Investigate problems related to their professional practice in multidisciplinary teams and use the findings obtained to solve them.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with patients, family members and other healthcare professionals.

Study and application of interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. 

In this line of research, associate professors seek to integrate vascular therapeutic procedures and intervention for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, implementing advanced diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as the development of new treatments and care algorithms. By having subspecialist professors in interventional radiology in our faculty, as well as professors with training in vascular imaging.

Study and application of interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the treatment of oncological, chronic degenerative and metabolic diseases. 

This line of research seeks to integrate advanced diagnostics and therapeutic procedures for oncological, chronic-degenerative and metabolic diseases. Associate professors share a special interest in the area, devoting specific time to advanced diagnostic studies and interventional therapeutic procedures. A faculty member dedicates her time exclusively to diagnosing breast cancer. Some of our professors actively participate in the Oncology "Tumor board" and develop the field of chemo embolization and regional loco ablation in Tec Salud Hospitals.

Study and application of methods for quality and safety management in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology. 

Currently, Radiology requires from its professionals a solid knowledge of the risks of use and exposure to radiation. The radiological protection research line focuses on exploring methods and procedures that demonstrate an optimal balance between the quality of the images, the effectiveness of the diagnostic information that the Radiologist obtains from them, and the radiation dose necessary to acquire them. In this line of research, associate professors have a special interest in the area, devoting specific time to the analysis of the images obtained with the current protocols in the departments of radiology and hemodynamics, as well as of the dosimetry to develop mechanisms of dose reduction and development of low dose protocols.