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The objective is to form General Physicians who fulfill the following functions and reach hierarchies or terminal objectives that are enlisted as follows:

  1. Be trained in the private and institutional exercise, for the attention of the most frequent problems in their area.
  2. The field of action of the General Physician is the prevention, the healing and the rehabilitation of health alterations that correspond to the first level of attention.
  3. Be prepared to attend and handle the health problems addressing the biological sphere, the psychological and mental aspects, as well as the social framework that corresponds to a high care level.
  4. Be trained to identify the health problems that require specialized attention, to make the adequate reference.
  5. Be trained to give medical education in health at an individual, family and group levels.
  6. Capable of understanding the functions of a health team, their role in it and coordinate their efforts, with the rest of the members.
  7. Capable of knowing and understanding the elemental economic implications related with the conservation of health, the attention of their alterations and their rehabilitation.
  8. Capable of knowing the fundaments of the biomedical research methodology in their basic, clinical and public health aspects.
  9. Must widely know the preventive and healing functions that correspond to the physician in a rural area.
  10. Be prepared to continue their postgrad studies in the basic clinical area, administrative area and public health.
Graduate profile

We understand by “Graduate’s Professional Profile”; the description of the main characteristics the student acquires because of the intentional transformation that it is submitted in a Professional Educational Institution, through which they can satisfy determined social needs. The structure of the graduate’s professional profile answers three basic questions:

  • What does the physician we form must know?
  • What does the physician must know what to do?
  • What attitudes must distinguish her/him?


The graduate must prove the necessary knowledge about:

  1. The biological structure and the functions of the elements that constitute the healthy human body in their evolution through ages; knowing these structures systematically from the molecule to the cell, to the tissue, the apparatus, the system to the full person.
  2. The characteristics of the physical, biological, psychological-social environment. The factors that affect the health of men and the epidemiological characteristics of such agents, plus the answer of different spheres of the organism facing the stimuli and aggression.
  3. The illnesses that affect the health of men, and the natural story of the most important for their frequency and gravity of the region where they act.
  4. The procedures to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate the health alterations that result from the most important pathological processes of the region and the country.
  5. The most frequent auxiliary methods of diagnosis used in the clinic
  6. The effects, risks and indications of the resources of treatment used in medicine.
  7. The family, social and cultural organization, as well as the as the relevant anthropological and demographic aspects for the attention of health. The functions of a health team / the role of the physician in the same, and the coordination with the other members. Plus, the economic implications of health.
  8. The technical fundaments of the scientific methods and the statistical method, as well as its applications in medicine.
  9. The priorities and the techniques to effect medical education in health at the individual, family and group levels.
  10. The concepts related with the humanistic focus in the relationships physician-patient, the ethical problems and the legal codes related to the medical practice.
  11. The policies, priorities, basic structure and function of the Health Sector and the main Medical Attention Institutions in our country.
  12. Some procedures selected that are used in the second and third level of medical attention. Deepen in a related topic that allows the elaboration of an original work.


The graduate must prove to be capable of:

  1. Communicating appropriately with the patients and peers in an individual and group level, using oral methods (dialogue, group discussion, conference, etc.), and through written communication (clinical history, scientific reports, work reports and teaching material).
  2. Intentionally seek and use the most recent information that has direct relation with the practice of medicine.
  3. Establish a professional relationship with the patients according the human concept, identifying the own emotional factors, those of the patient and the family members that affect such relationship.
  4. Indicate and/or make specific and unspecific prevention actions, as well as control of affections particularly those that are transmissible.
  5. Elaborate a diagnosis of health or sickness in persons, families and community, using the necessary clinical procedures, according the availability of the resources and make the procedures of laboratory and office and useful guides in medical emergencies.
  6. Carry out the medical handling of the health problems that correspond to the first level of attention. Formulate the adequate prognosis and establish the corresponding surgical and medical treatment with the available resources, within the private or institutional system with emphasis in medical emergencies, as well as in the medical attention in rural areas.
  7. Collect, analyze and discuss the data of a basic, clinical biomedical research project or in public health, acknowledging the value of the data for the development of the medical infrastructure in the mean they perform.
  8. Promote the conservation of health, particularly in the stages that require medical vigilance: childhood, adolescence, pregnancy and senescence.
  9. Indicate or promote comprehensive rehabilitating measures (physical, mental, occupational and social).
  10. Collaborate and participate adequately, according their function in any of the health institutions in the country.
  11. Teach in health for the individual, family and group levels.
  12. Train the members of their team that deserve so, and collaborate efficiently with the formal teaching of health workers.
  13. Recognizing the health problems that require the Second and Third level of medical attention with the objective to make an adequate reference, and participate in some specific functions of these levels of attention.
  14. Recognizing the importance of obtaining data through clinical and epidemiological research, for its use in the medical attention based in the risk-benefit and cost-benefit focus.
  15. Be prepared to continue with other programs of professional preparation where the student-input is the general physician, such as postgraduate courses, specialization o master degrees, both in the medical, basic areas, and clinical, public and community health.
  16. Watch over normal pregnancies, diagnose those of high risk, attend natural births and prevent, diagnose and handle the dystocia and complications.


The attitudes that should prevail on the professionals that graduate from the Medical Surgeon degree are:

  1. Prove a moral and ethical hierarchy founded in the most solid respect for life, an honorable behavior, with respect for beliefs and the economy of the user of the professional services.
  2. Prove that their professional relationship with the patients are made under a humanistic concept, manifest for the constant interest in the improvement of the relationship medic-patient and their families, from the point of view of the feelings of the patient, and own feelings, for the best interest of the professional service.
  3. Conduct the professional relationships with colleagues and team members under the wide concept of respect for fellowship and professional ethics.
  4. Continuously aspire for the medical-scientific growth and for the professional community they perform in. This growth must be understood in the three aspects of the medicine: basic, clinical and public health, hierarchized according their own professional interests.
  5. Prove willingness for service.
  6. Acknowledge the limits of the competition and responsibility and act accordingly.
  7. Think and act according norms of priorities of health that are current in the country.
  8. Think and act in terms of efficiency in the use of resources in matter of health.
  9. Think and act in the quality as a member of a health team.
  10. Think and act in terms of health, not only illness.
  11. Think and act in terms of family and community.
  12. Take care of her/his own image, considering that is, even without knowing a role model for who watches.

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Study plan

The Medical Surgeon degree has a global duration of thirteen semesters and it is divided in three main stages:

  • Stage I: Corresponds to the teaching of the basic science of the medicine and lasts five semesters; in it the study of the health problems on an early stage is emphasized.
  • Stage II: Is where the clinical teaching of the problems of the walking patient as the hospitalized patient and lasts four semesters.
  • Stage III: Corresponds to the overseen professional exercise divided in two main areas: The random internship before the title that lasts two semesters and the Professional Social Service with the same duration.


  • Stage I
  • Introduction to Medicine
  • Molecular, Cellular & Tissue Biology
  • Pathobiology
  • Skeletal muscle and skin
  • Neurosciences
  • Endocrinology, Nutrition and Reproduction
  • Nephrology & Urology
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Digestive system
  • Hematology
  • Integrative
  • Preclinical
  • Stage II

Lasts four semesters and comprehends the teaching development of the clinical learning. For this purpose, it is divided into five modules that are:

  • Internal medicine
  • Surgery
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Family & Social Medicine

Elective courses

They are carried out at the end of the stages I and II. They are courses offered by different professors of the Department of Medicine and Nutrition and are chosen by each student on basic, clinical or community topics that allow to carefully address a problem, so, the student’s profile, within the general context is flexible and develop particular aspects.

  • Stage III

Is the stage of the overseen professional exercise where the student formally enters the services, both hospital (rotary internship before the degree) as the rural medical services (Professional Social Service).

  • Rotational Internship before the degree (2 semesters long)
  • Professional Social Service (2 semesters long)
Offered in:

Campus León, Division of Health Sciences (DCS)
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20 de Enero #929; Colonia Obregón; C.P. 37320; León, Gto.
Phone number: (477) 714 58 59 / (477) 267 49 00 extensions 3648 & 3657
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