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Oncology Surgery

You will apply medical-surgical skills for the early detection and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cancer patients at the different stages of the disease.
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Description

You will be capable of meeting the highest expectations in biopsychosocial health for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cancer patients. This specialty places special emphasis in the human side of Medicine with a major focus on teaching and research.

Duration: 3 years.

 

Venue:

  • IMSS UMAE No. 25.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20120185 dated August 10, 2011.

Objective

In the subspecialty in Oncology Surgery, you will carry out educational activities for trainee physicians, first-contact activities, and activities in related areas. You will also establish strategies to improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Furthermore, you will use the scientific method as a habitual instrument in your professional development, and you will establish physician-patient, physician-family, physician-peer, and physician-work team relationships with quality and human warmth in the practice of your profession.

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    Graduate profile

    You will be a medical professional who is competent at carrying out activities for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of oncological problems in the different stages of the disease, especially for breast cancer, cervical cancer, digestive system, and soft tissues through surgical procedures with available technological resources, with a special emphasis on the human side of Medicine and a major focus on teaching and research.

    Admission profile

    You will need to have completed four years of the Specialty in General Surgery. Furthermore, you will need to have the following knowledge:

    • Scientific foundations of Medicine, General Surgery, and Oncology.
    • 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 four years of the Specialty in General Surgery. Furthermore, you will need to 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 four years of the Specialty in General Surgery. Furthermore, you will need to 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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    Curriculum

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

    First year
    Code Course CRS Year
    ESCO1001 Clinical Training in Oncology Surgery I 196
    ESCO1002 Basic Principles of Cancer Management 6
    ESCO1003 Diagnostic Methods in Oncology 6
    ESCO1004 Basic Sciences in Oncology 6
    ESCO1005 Clinical Research 12
    ESCO1006 Medical Education I 6
    Second year
    Code Course CRS Year
    ESCO2001 Clinical Training in Surgical Oncology II 196
    ESCO2002 Mammary and Gynecologic Tumors 6
    ESCO2003 Tumors of the Digestive Tube 6
    ESCO2004 Tumors of the Soft Parts and Bones 3
    ESCO2005 Supportive Care and Observation 3
    ESCO2006 Research and Statistics 12
    ESCO2007 Medical Education II 6
    Third year
    Code Course CRS Year
    ESCO3001 Clinical Training in Oncology Surgery III 196
    ESCO3002 Urologic Tumors 3
    ESCO3003 Tumors of the Mediastinum and Thorax 6
    ESCO3004 Tumors of the Head and Neck 6
    ESCO3005 Hepato-pancreatic-biliary Tumors 3
    ESCO3006 Bioethical, Legal, and Economic Aspects 6
    ESCO3007 Thesis Seminar 12

    Faculty

    Departments:
    Nutrición
    Departments:
    Psicología
    Departments:
    Odontología
    Departments:
    Ciencias Básicas, Ciencias Clínicas
    Departments:
    Ciencias Básicas
    Departments:
    Psicología
    Departments:
    Ciencias Básicas, Ciencias Clínicas, Enfermería, Nutrición, Odontología, Psicología

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