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Cardiothoracic Surgery

You will apply knowledge for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary patients.
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You will be trained in the domains of knowledge, techniques, and preventative methods, as well as in therapeutic and rehabilitation diagnoses in face of problematic health cases pertaining to the sphere of your specialty.

Furthermore, we will provide you with institutional conditions that will allow you to go into the rigorous process of medical research in your specialty and you will develop reflexive thinking and humanistic work in your medical care activities with regard to your patients. You will understand the health-disease process as a comprehensive phenomenon that is determined by individual, social, and historical conditions.

Duration: 4 years.



  • IMSS UMAE 34.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20110456 dated September 1, 2009.


In the subspecialty in Cardiothoracic Surgery, you will demonstrate professional work with critical sense in face of medical problems of your competence. You will endeavor to seek scientific foundations and pertinent responses to the questions such problems pose.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • You will solve the clinical problems of pathologies pertaining to Cardiothoracic Surgery in the different clinical scenarios.
  • You will demonstrate through your actions the principles of ethics and professionalism of your specialty.
  • You will support the tutoring of lower-ranking peers and patients.
  • You will develop research that will allow you to make decisions regarding the care of your patients.

Graduate profile

You will be a medical professional who is competent at carrying out prevention, diagnosis, and treatment actions for cardiovascular and pulmonary ailments through surgical procedures with support from available technological resources and the interrelations between the different specialties, liaising education and research with a strong sense of ethics and humanism.

Admission profile

You will need to have completed two years of the Specialty in General Surgery. You should also have the following knowledge:

  • Scientific foundations of Medicine and of Pediatrics in particular.
  • Assessment of patients with a surgical pathology.
  • Possessing a capacity to study the patient comprehensively through the skills and abilities you have developed, in order to carry out the paraclinical studies and surgical treatments pertaining to the practice of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Broad knowledge of scientific methodology and the epidemiological method.
  • Fluent and accurate use of oral and written Spanish.
  • Understanding and translating English.

You will need to have completed two years of the Specialty in General Surgery. You should also have the following skills:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Pediatrics.
  • Teamwork.
  • Systematized retrieval of medical information.
  • Basic ability to use the Internet.
  • Basic use of Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Use of statistics packages.

You will need to have completed two years of the Specialty in General Surgery. You should also have the following attitudes:

  • Warmth and availability to care for the patient and his or her family.
  • Discipline, order, and punctuality.
  • Honesty and respect of others as values.
  • Study habits and participation in continuing education activities.
  • Enterprising spirit.
  • Responsibility and leadership in the health care team.
  • An attitude of academic advancement and self-learning.
  • A healthy life style to prevent diseases and enjoy better quality of life.
  • Perseverance in your professional development.

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Consult the courses that you will take in the Subspecialty in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

First year
Code Course CRS Year
SSCC1001 Anatomy and Embryological Development of the Heart and Large Vessels 2
SSCC1002 Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology 2
SSCC1003 Heart Circulation Disease 3
SSCC1004 Acquired Diseases of the Heart Valves 2
SSCC1005 Thoracic-Pulmonary Surgery I 2
SSCC1006 Clinical Training I 35
SSCC1007 Research I 8
SSCC1008 Clinical Training II 35
Second year
Code Course CRS Year
SSCC2001 Extracorporeal Circulation and Circulatory Assistance 2
SSCC2002 Perioperative care 2
SSCC2003 Acquired and Tumoral Diseases of the Heart 2
SSCC2004 Congenital Heart Diseases 6
SSCC2005 Clinical Training III 25
SSCC2006 Research II 8
SSCC2007 Clinical Training IV 35
Third year
Code Course CRS Year
SSCC3001 Diseases of the Aorta and Large Vessels 4
SSCC3002 Thoracic-Pulmonary Surgery II 4
SSCC3003 Surgery of the Esophagus 4
SSCC3004 Clinical Training V 35
SSCC3005 Research III 8
SSCC3006 Clinical Training VI 25
Fourth year
Code Course CRS Year
SSCC4001 Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation 4
SSCC4002 Arrhythmia Surgery 4
SSCC4003 Thoracic Trauma Surgery 4
SSCC4004 Clinical Training VII 35
SSCC4005 Research IV 8
SSCC4006 Medical and Health Education 6
SSCC4007 Bioethics 2
SSCC4008 Clinical Training VIII 33


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