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We train specialists who provide comprehensive care to patients with acute and chronic hematological diseases within a framework of ethics and professionalism.

This subspecialty has a duration of three and a half years and it is a prerequisite to pursue it to have completed a year of Internal Medicine.


  • Unidad Médica de Alta Especialidad No. 25 del IMSS.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20180191 dated May 23, 2017.


In the Subspecialty in Hematology you will be trained as a specialist physician with sufficient intellectual, professional, humanistic, and ethical capacity to master the basic sciences connected with hematology. You will resolve acute and chronic ailments affecting patients with hematological diseases, with an in-depth mastery of the diagnostic-therapeutic technics pertaining to this specialty and active participation in scientific advancement. You will also be committed to self-learning in your discipline and to the education of your colleagues.

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    Admission profile

    You must have a broad background of basic knowledge that will allow you to acquire knowledge related to the specialty.

    • Scientific foundations of Medicine, and of Internal Medicine and Hematology in particular.
    • Broad knowledge of scientific methodology and the epidemiological method.
    • Basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Internal Medicine and Hematology.
    • Teamwork.
    • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases.
    • Warmth and availability to care for the patient and his or her family.

    Graduate profile

    Upon completion of this subspecialty, you will have acquired the following knowledge:

    • Full mastery of basic medical sciences such as Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Immunology applied to Hematology.
    • Be knowledgeable about the etiopathogeny, classification, epidemiology, diagnostic possibility and therapeutics, prognosis, and rehabilitation in the comprehensive and systematic care of acute and chronic diseases of hematological disorders.
    • Carry out prevention, diagnosis, and medical treatment actions with support from available technological resources for the comprehensive care of acute and chronic, primary and secondary ailments pertaining to hematological disorders, as well as end-stage diseases.
    • Assess and select special diagnostic tests, apheresis methods, and therapeutic procedures that provide the best options in terms of health, with minimum discomfort and social and economic cost for the patient.
    • Have the technical-medical capability necessary to perform bone marrow transplantations and blood transfusions, following established institutional protocols and official norms.
    • Evaluate the application of intrathecal and systemic chemotherapy in selected patients.
    • Have the capacity to carry out research and publications with ethical and professional sense.

    Upon completion of this subspecialty, you will have acquired the following skills:

    • You will use critical reflection as a habitual element in the practice of your profession.
    • Select and analyze medical literature, pertinently applying it to your daily work in order to support and broaden your professional activities.
    • Promote hematology advances in your professional work and your patients
    • Integrate your patients and work teams to training and to continuing education in hematological diseases.
    • Carry out a clinical history that is systematized, concrete, thorough, and congruent with the hematological disorder.
    • Integrate the different medical conditions present in a patient in a timely and hierarchically-arranged manner in order to accurately plan a program for study and treatment, including emergencies cases.
    • Master the necessary techniques and procedures to approach different pathologies, establishing a clinical correlation and prognosis.
    • Be skillful to obtain and interpret bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid, peripheral blood, and lymph node samples; to handle reactive agents and instruments; and to interpret laboratory and blood-bank techniques.
    • Collaborate productively in interdisciplinary work groups in your professional sphere.
    • Propose and develop sustainable projects applying the scientific method to generate new knowledge.

    Upon completion of this subspecialty, you will have acquired the following attitudes:

    • Treat the patient as an indivisible biopsychosocial being.
    • Establish a positive relationship with the patients, their families, and your professional circle.
    • Apply clinical knowledge with professionalism, ethics, and humanism to solve problems.
    • Practice your profession within a framework of ethical and moral values that promote and are conducive to better health care services.
    • Practice self-criticism with regard to those patients with complex hematological pathologies to acknowledge your limitations. You will request support when necessary and you will refer the patient as appropriate.
    • Promote continuous improvement by putting together and training effective work teams that maintain the appropriate functioning of the organization.
    • Carry out collaborative work for the solution of problems, jointly with medical and administrative authorities and multidisciplinary clinical personnel, thus creating social conscience and respect for the environment.
    • Assume the moral obligation to educate other generations of physicians, health personnel, and society.
    • Foster self-learning and carry out research to contribute to the solution of health problems.

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    Consult the courses that you will take in the Subspecialty in Hematology.

    First year
    Code Course CRS Year
    ESHE1001 Clinical Training I 70
    ESHE1002 Hematology I 4
    ESHE1003 Hemostasis 4
    ESHE1004 Hematological Pathology I 4
    ESHE1005 Techniques and procedures in Hematology I 4
    ESHE1006 Medical Professionalism 4
    ESHE1007 Research I 8
    Second year
    Code Course CRS Year
    ESHE2001 Clinical Training II 70
    ESHE2002 Hematology II 4
    ESHE2004 Hematological Pathology II 4
    ESHE2005 Techniques and Procedures in Hematology II 4
    ESHE2003 Coagulation Disorders 4
    ESHE2007 Research II 8
    Third year
    Code Course CRS Year
    ESHE3001 Clinical Training III 70
    ESHE3004 Hematological Pathology III 4
    ESHE3002 Transfusion and Transplantation Therapy 4
    ESHE3005 Techniques and Procedures in Hematology III 4
    ESHE3007 Research III 8
    ESHE3003 Medical and Health Education 6


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