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Psychiatry

You will provide prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation to patients with mental disorders.
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Description

You will be trained as a specialist physician who will perform a fundamental role in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with mental disorders.

Duration: 4 years.

 

Venue:

  • Hospital Regional de Psiquiatría No. 22 del IMSS.
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) granted by the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education in accordance with agreement 20110467 dated September 1, 2009.

Objective

In the Psychiatry specialty you will be able to demonstrate the necessary humanitarian 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.

 

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 become a specialist who is competent in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with mental disorders, with a special emphasis on the human side of Medicine and a major focus on teaching and research.

Admission profile

To pursue the Specialty in Psychiatry you must have a capacity to analyze the patient comprehensively through the skills and abilities you have developed in order ti be able to carry out the paraclinical studies and treatments conducted through the practice of Psychiatry.

You should also 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.

To pursue the Specialty in Psychiatry you must have a capacity to analyze the patient comprehensively through the skills and abilities you have developed in order ti be able to carry out the paraclinical studies and treatments conducted through the practice of Psychiatry.

You should also 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.

To pursue the Specialty in Psychiatry you must have a capacity to analyze the patient comprehensively through the skills and abilities you have developed in order ti be able to carry out the paraclinical studies and treatments conducted through the practice of Psychiatry.

You should also 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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Curriculum

Consult the courses that you will take in the specialty in Psychiatry.

First year
Code Course CRS Year
SSPS1001 Neurobiological Foundations of Psychiatry 2
SSPS1002 Psychopathology 4
​SSPS1003 Neuropsychopharmacology 4
SSPS1004 Social Sciences 2
​SSPS1005 Research I 8
SSPS1006 Clinical Training I 70
Second year
Code Course CRS Year
SSPS2001 Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Children and Adolescents 2
SSPS2002 Neurodiagnostic Techniques 2
SSPS2003 Individual Psychotherapy 4
SSPS2004 Social Psychiatry 2
SSPS2005 Liaison Psychiatry I 2
SSPS2006 Research II 8
SSPS2007 Clinical Training II 70
Third year
Code Course CRS Year
SSPS3001 Geriatric Psychiatry 4
SSPS3002 Short-term and Group Psychotherapy 4
SSPS3003 Sexual Disorders and Substance Abuse 2
SSPS3004 Biology of Mental Functions 2
SSPS3005 Research III 8
SSPS3006 Clinical Training III 80
Fourth year
Code Course CRS Year
SSPS4001 Rehabilitation of Psychiatric Patients 4
SSPS4002 Quality Systems in Mental Health 2
SSPS4003 Couples’ and Family Psychiatry 6
SSPS4004 Research IV 8
SSPS4005 Medical and Health Education 6
SSPS4006 Bioethics 2
SSPS4007 Clinical Training III 66

Faculty

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

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