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You will apply your skills and abilities for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ophthalmological diseases.
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You will train as a specialist physician with enough and competent knowledge to assess patients with ophthalmological pathologies from a risk approach, timely managing the medical condition until patient is released. This includes the thorough and comprehensive clinical assessment of patients, clinical and paraclinical diagnosis, appropriate medical-surgical treatment, and/or rehabilitation, and release.

Duration: 3 years.



  • IMSS Hospital 25.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20110465 dated February 2018.


In the Ophthalmology specialty, you will use the scientific research method as a habitual instrument both for the care of surgical patients and as a method for resolution and continuous upgrading to provide thorough care with excellent quality. You will also use educational methodology as an essential supplement for continuing self-learning during your residency and in your subsequent professional practice, and to promote the education of your peers, patients, relatives, and staff that accompanies you in your daily work.

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    You will be a competent physician with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the comprehensive prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ophthalmological diseases within a scientific, ethical, and social context.

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    In order to pursue the Specialty in Ophthalmology, you should have the following knowledge:

    • Scientific foundations of general Medicine: Basic Sciences (Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Pharmacology, Histology, Embryology), Clinical Sciences (Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergencies, Family Medicine, Public Health), socio-medical sciences, and general culture.
    • Clinical methodology, epidemiological method, and basic statistics.
    • Fluent and accurate use of oral and written Spanish.
    • Understanding and translating English.

    In order to pursue the Specialty in Ophthalmology, you should have the following skills:

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

    In order to pursue the Specialty in Ophthalmology, you should 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.
    • Promotion of 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 specialty in Ophthalmology.

    First year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSOF1001 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eyeball 4
    SSOF1002 Pharmacology Ocular 4
    SSOF1003 Optics and Refraction 4
    SSOF1007 Medical Bioethics 4
    ESM1001 Patient Safety 2
    SSOF1005 Research I 8
    SSOF1006 Clinical Training I 70
    Second year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSOF2001 Introduction to Ophthalmological Clinical Practice 4
    SSOF2008 Diseases of the Ocular Surface and Anterior Segment 4
    SSOF2009 Glaucoma 4
    SSOF2010 Retina, Vitreous Humor and Immunology 4
    SSOF2011 Ophthalmological Surgery 4
    SSOF2006 Research II 8
    SSOF2007 Clinical Training II 70
    Third year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSOF3008 Eye Socket and Plastic Eye Surgery 4
    SSOF3002 Strabismus 4
    SSOF3009 Neuro-ophthalmology 4
    SSOF3004 Medical and Health Education 4
    SSOF3006 Research III 8
    SSOF3007 Clinical Training III 70



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