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Emergency Medicine

You will apply the scientific method to treat patients with acute pathologies comprehensively.
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You will receive comprehensive quality education and training with knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to solve acute health problems in the emergency room. You will also master the preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic techniques, methods, and knowledge necessary to treat medical emergency cases.

Duration: 3 years.



  • Hospital General de Zona No. 2, 4, 33 y 67 IMSS, Nuevo León.
  • Hospital Metropolitano of the Health Secretariat of the state of Nuevo León.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20111163 dated March 2017.


We prepare and train Emergency Medicine specialist physicians that will meet the current and future needs of the different hospitals in the country.

You will use the scientific method as a habitual instrument for your professional development and to participate in research in the field of emergencies. You will develop the necessary humanistic and ethical capacity to establish physician-patient, physician-family, physician-peer, and physician-work team relationships with quality and human warmth in the practice of your profession, and respect for the environment.

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    Admission profile

    You must have a strong background of basic knowledge that will allow you to acquire knowledge related to this specialty:

    • Scientific foundations of general Medicine: Basic Sciences (Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Pharmacology, Histology, Embryology), Clinical Sciences (Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Histology, Embryology, etc.). 
    • Broad knowledge of scientific methodology and the epidemiological method.
    • Willingness to acquire skills to manage diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in general Medicine.
    • Basic technical-surgical skills of Medicine.
    • Warmth and availability to care for the patient and his or her family.
    • Responsibility and leadership in the health care team.
    • Have an attitude of academic advancement and self-learning.

    Graduate profile

    Upon completion of your studies in Emergency Medicine, you will have developed the following knowledge:

    • Incidence, etiology, pathology, physiopathology, clinical practice, differential diagnosis, prognosis, pharmacology, and treatment of conditions commonly observed in the emergency area.
    • Care of most frequent emergencies in Medicine.
    • Administration of emergency services and management of health team in case of disaster situations.
    • Techniques and procedures pertaining to the specialty.

    Upon completion of your studies in Emergency Medicine, you will have developed the following skills:

    • Use medical care methods and techniques efficiently and effectively according to the individual and group circumstances that you face in your professional practice.
    • Use critical reflection as a habitual element in the practice of your profession, applying it to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment resources within your specialized field of action.
    • Select, analyze, and assess medical literature of your specialty, appropriately applying it to your daily activities in order to support, deepen, and broaden your professional scope.
    • Efficiently carry out assessment and initial treatment of injured patients or patients with sudden diseases, in clinical and surgical scenarios.
    • Apply acquired skills and abilities to solve medical and surgical problems in your daily work, always fostering their constant developments and the acquisition of new skills and abilities in accordance with scientific and technological advancements, always prioritizing patient safety for the benefit of society.
    • Use the procedures pertaining to the specialty with skill and dexterity in the Emergencies service.

    Upon completion of your studies in Emergency Medicine, you will have developed the following attitudes:

    • Practice your profession with strong professional and humanistic values that will allow you to establish an effective and professional physician-patient-family relationship.
    • Join the work team with respect, quality, human warmth, and responsibility toward the medical society and society in general.
    • You will identify and acknowledge the limitations of your professional scope that lead you to timely request help from appropriate parties.
    • Promote the integration of medical advances into your professional activities and in your work setting to offer the best benefits and lowest risks to your patients.
    • Join continuing education and integrate your patients and work teams into it. Use the scientific research method as a habitual and constant method for development.

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    Consult the courses that you will take in the specialty in Emergency Medicine.

    First year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSMU1001 Digestive System Emergencies 4
    SSMU1002 Emergencies in Pediatrics 4
    SSMU1003 Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology 4
    SSMU1004 Emergencies in Traumatology 4
    SSMU1009 Ethics and Medical Professionalism 4
    ESMI1001 Patient Safety 2
    SSMU1005 Medical and Health Education 6
    SSMU1006 Research I 8
    SSMU1008 Clinical Training 70
    Second year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSMU2001 Cardiovascular Emergencies 4
    SSMU2002 Neurological Emergencies 4
    SSMU2003 Emergencies in Otorhinolaryngology 4
    SSMU2004 Emergencies in Ophthalmology 4
    SSMU2006 Emergencies in Immunology and Hematology 4
    SSMU2011 Emergencies in Nephro-Urology 4
    SSMU2008 Research II 8
    SSMU2009 Clinical Training II 70
    SSMU2010 Emergencies in the Geriatric Patient 4
    Third year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSMU3001 Emergencies in Infectiology 4
    SSMU3002 Critical Care 4
    SSMU3003 Emergencies in Pneumology 4
    SSMU3005 Legal Medicine 4
    SSMU3007 Research III 8
    SSMU3008 Clinical Training III 70
    SSMU3009 Emergencies in Toxicology 4
    SSMU3010 Emergencies in Psychiatry 4


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