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Orthopedics and Traumatology

You will treat the musculoskeletal system with excellence and in a timely manner, at the preventive, curative, and rehabilitation levels.
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Description

You will train as a specialist physician who is competent in the different traumatological and orthopedic problems. You will see patients in critical condition, chronic patients, and patients with degenerative diseases related to Orthopedics. You will apply both your knowledge and work to the medical care of your patients.

Duration: 4 years.

 

Venues:

Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20101132 dated November 3, 2009. Latest update: July 5, 2016.

Objective

In the specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology, you will demonstrate a critical and reflexive attitude in your daily work, always assessing your knowledge and running a scientific professional practice.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

    • You will solve the clinical problems of pathologies pertaining to Epidemiology in 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 conduct research that will allow you to make decisions regarding the care of your patients.

    Graduate profile

    You will be a physician who is capable of planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive medical care in this specialty for adults and children. You will be prepared to manage the resources allocated and activities inherent to medical care at the preventive, curative, and rehabilitation levels timely and appropriately. You will also possess skills to plan, design, implement, and assess educational programs aimed for your own development, the development of the health team, and the patients in your care. Furthermore, you will develop research work on the problems of your professional practice, using and disseminating the results such work yields.

    Admission profile

    In order to pursue the specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology, you should possess essential knowledge of general medicine and willingness to acquire surgical skills. You must be an honorable person, with a desire for personal and academic advancement and who wants to fully commit to the hospital’s mission and vision. Moreover, you should be aware of the needs of society so that you can solve its problems with a thoroughly humanistic attitude. You should also have the following knowledge:

    • A strong background of basic knowledge that will allow you to acquire knowledge related to the specialty.
    • Knowledge of scientific methodology and the epidemiological method.
    • Fluent and accurate use of oral and written Spanish.
    • Understanding and translating English.

    In order to pursue the specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology, you should possess essential knowledge of general medicine and willingness to acquire surgical skills. You must be an honorable person, with a desire for personal and academic advancement and who wants to fully commit to the hospital’s mission and vision. Moreover, you should be aware of the needs of society so that you can solve its problems with a thoroughly humanistic attitude. You should also have the following skills:

    • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in general Medicine.
    • Basic technical-surgical skills of 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 Orthopedics and Traumatology, you should possess essential knowledge of general medicine and willingness to acquire surgical skills. You must be an honorable person, with a desire for personal and academic advancement and who wants to fully commit to the hospital’s mission and vision. Moreover, you should be aware of the needs of society so that you can solve its problems with a thoroughly humanistic attitude. You should also have the following attitudes:

    • Warmth and availability to care for the patient and his or her family.
    • A capacity to adapt to hospital discipline, a positive attitude in face of the demands of study and a healthy mindset.
    • Appropriation of the objectives set forth in the institution’s mission, and a disposition to join the surgical health team.
    • 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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    Curriculum

    Consult the courses that you will take in the specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology.

    First year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSOR1001 Basic Sciences 6
    SSOR1002 General Surgery 6
    SSOR1003 Internal Medicine 6
    SSOR1004 Orthopedics 6
    ​SSOR1009 Ethics and Professionalism 6
    ESMI1009 ​Patient Safety 2
    ​SSOR1007 Clinical Training I 70
    Second year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSOR2001 Nosology of the Musculoskeletal System 6
    SSOR2002 Research I 8
    SSOR2003 Administration and Quality of Health Services 2
    SSOR2004 Clinical Training II 70
    Third year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSOR3101 Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System 6
    SSOR3102 Research III 8
    SSOR3103 Clinical Training III 70
    SSOR3104 ​Pediatric Orthopedics 6
    Fourth year
    Code Course CRS Year
    SSOR4101 Hip Orthopedics 6
    SSOR4102 Spinal Cord Orthopedics 6
    SSOR4103 Hand and Wrist Orthopedics 6
    SSOR4104 Sports Medicine 6
    SSOR4105 Research III 8
    SSOR4106 Clinical Training ​IV 70
    SSOR4107 Tumor Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System 6

    Faculty

    Departments:
    Odontología
    Departments:
    Psicología
    Departments:
    Ciencias Básicas, Ciencias Clínicas
    Departments:
    Ciencias Básicas
    Departments:
    Psicología
    Departments:
    Nutrición
    Departments:
    Especialidades Médicas

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