The contemporary demands on doctors who work in Mexico in the area of Urology require that they make great efforts to continuously reduce morbidity and mortality from urological diseases. Diseases of the urinary system occupy fourth place nationally, with a mean national rate of 5,0 (INEGI, 2004). Moreover, the most common causes for hospital stays for the 45 to 64 year-old age group are those related to the genitourinary tract (OPS, Cap. Mexico), which, without adequate attention from competent urologists, will continue to grow at the same rate as the population growth, generating great health problems and unnecessary expenses for the nation.
Offering high-quality urological medicine requires strict discipline in the formation of healthcare professionals who are committed to the social, political, economic and cultural development of the community. In accordance with these demands, the Medical Residency in Urology seeks to train highly competent specialist doctors who are able to perform minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as other new methods of study, medical treatment and surgery for the solution of problems of the prostate, urinary lithiasis and, above all, urogenital cancer. They must be people and professionals who act with integrity and ethical values in their daily activities, who respect life and human dignity, who are internationally competitive and who have capacity to provide complete and excellent medical attention, in accordance with the Mission and Vision of Tecnológico de Monterrey.
The Multicentric Program of Urology of Tecnológico de Monterrey is backed by excellent university infrastructure and an educational model based on skills and centered on the patient. It provides well-structured educational and research programs and processes, offered by medical specialists with educational training, who converge in a framework of medical attention with the Hospital ? Escuela San José TEC de Monterrey as its base hospital. This facility is a specialty hospital certified in quality processes for medical attention, with both inpatient and outpatient facilities, and a high-level urology department. Residents receive the state-of-the-art technological, scientific and educational support that they need for their development. They are exposed to different models of healthcare attention and management in a regional, national and international context, which allows them to acquire the skills necessary for successful performance in the different areas of Urology.
The aims of the Residency in Urology of Tecnológico de Monterrey are to train exceptional urologists who meet the needs of patients with urological disorders, 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. Urologists who graduate from this institution are nationally and internationally competitive leaders who head the development of preventive action strategies, cost-effective diagnostic strategies, and innovative, successful treatments, in public and private institutions.
The Multicentric Program of Urology of Tecnológico de Monterrey is directed to graduates of Medicine, with an excellent academic record, with a vocation for and express interest in the discipline, who are innate leaders with the capacity to grow and discover new frontiers within themselves, medicine and their profession, with an innovative spirit and a commitment to continuous learning on a daily basis, with the strength to provide high-quality face-to-face patient services, and with a genuine interest in research and teaching.
For admission to the Residency in Urology of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, candidates must satisfactorily meet all the graduate admissions requirements of the Tecnológico de Monterrey and of the Ministry of Health.
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Residents who graduate from the Urology program will be able to:
Trials and studies related to clinical research of renal tumors, testicular tumors, bladder tumors, urothelial tumors, and prostate cancer, as well as tumors of the male genital system.
Urologic infectious diseases and functional urology:
Clinical and basic investigation of complicated and uncomplicated infectious conditions of the entire genitourinary tract in men and women, including the male reproductive system on an outpatient, inpatient and surgical basis. Clinical and urodynamic research in micturition disorders resulting from different pathologies such as: benign prostatic hyperplasia, neurogenic bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction. In addition, this branch of urology is responsible for addressing the different types of urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.
Endourology and laparoscopy:
Endouroloy permits us to diagnose, treat and prevent the different types of urological pathologies with the best clinical practices that can be treated through physiological openings without the need to go through an external pathway to solve the problem by means of instruments with optical fibers, working channels for the introduction of lasers, ultrasonic or mechanical devices