Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery, and Midwifery

School of Medicine

Admission profile

Applicants to the educational program must comply with the following requirements:

Genuine commitment and a great spirit of service with an interest in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, English, and computer science. These academic skills are evaluated in the admission test.

It is recommended that applicants meet the following attributes:

  • Love for others.
  • Sensitivity.
  • Study habits.
  • Stress resistance.
  • Willingness to continue learning.
  • Strict adherence to ethical and moral principles.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Creativity.
  • Leadership.
  • Ability to communicate in an appropriate manner both orally and in written form.
  • Discipline.
  • Liability.
  • Honesty
  • Self-criticism.
  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team.

Admission requirements


Have successfully completed high school or equivalent studies.


Meet all criteria established by UANL current standards and procedures


Take the Admission Test EXANI-II, established by the National Center for the Evaluation of Higher Education (CENEVAL), the Selection Test, and the Health Sciences Diagnostic Test.


Meet all criteria established by the current standards and procedures of the School of Medicine.

Graduation profile


To educate bachelors of medicine, surgery, and midwifery who can provide primary healthcare to individuals and communities, considering the risk factors of the most prevalent diseases in the world. Following a biopsychosocial model, they will practice leadership, teamwork, ethics, social responsibility, and self-criticism. Our graduates will be able to carry out graduate studies, do research, innovate, and generate knowledge.

General skills

Instrumental skills

  1. Following self-learning strategies at the different levels and fields of knowledge, which enables effective decision-making in personal, academic, and professional areas.
  2. Using logical, mathematical, iconographic, verbal, and non-verbal language for the ecumenical interpretation and expression of ideas, feelings, and theories.
  3. Employing information and communication technologies for accessing information that eventually becomes knowledge as well as promoting learning and collaborative work through innovative techniques, having a constructive involvement in society.
  4. Mastering the mother language in spoken and written form, learning to communicate correctly and adapt messages to specific contexts in order to disseminate ideas and scientific knowledge.
  5. Analyzing natural events and social movements through creative logical thinking in order to propose relevant decisions according to social responsibility and the graduate’s own professional field.
  6. Speaking a second language, especially English, for proper communication in common, academic, professional, and scientific settings.
  7. Making academic and professional proposals based on the best global practices in different disciplines to encourage collaborative work.
  8. Applying new and traditional research methodologies for personal development and knowledge generation.

Personal and interpersonal skills

  1. Committing to cultural and social diversity while complying with the integration principle to promote spaces of harmonious coexistence for local, national, and international contexts.
  2. Facing emerging social challenges with a critical approach and academic-professional commitment in order to consolidate the general wellbeing as well as sustainable development.
  3. Practicing UANL values in personal and professional settings: truth, equity, honesty, freedom, solidarity, respect for life and others, peace, respect for nature, integrity, ethics, and justice, contributing to a sustainable society.

Consolidating skills

  1. Making innovative proposals based on a holistic understanding of reality to help overcome global challenges.
  2. Taking a dedicated leadership in encouraging significant changes to fulfill social and professional needs.
  3. Solving problems in academic and professional areas through specific techniques for proper decision-making.
  4. Adapting easily to uncertain social and professional environments to have better living conditions.

Specific skills

Scientific Basis of Medicine

  1. Applying the scientific principles of medicine to make decisions, taking into account the economic, social, cultural, psychological, and environmental factors involved in the development of diseases.

Professional Clinical Practice

  1. Solving clinical problems through deduction and interpretation in order to take responsible medical action.
  2. Evaluating the development of diseases by analyzing biomedical data as well as social, cultural, and physical factors.
  3. Following a biopsychosocial model to provide people with professional care by means of diagnosis, specialized knowledge, technical procedures, clinical practice guidelines, and patient care protocols.
  4. Responding to common medical emergencies with appropriate management or timely transfer if needed.
  5. Managing healthcare, human resources, diagnostic interventions, and therapeutic modalities according to national standards in order to ensure service quality and patient safety.
  6. Manage human resources, diagnosis activities, therapeutic modalities, and health care options according to national standards, while promoting a culture of quality care and ensuring patient safety.

Critical Thinking and Research

  1. Applying the scientific method to solve medical problems with innovation, analysis, and self-criticism, contributing to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.

Professional Values and Ethics

  1. Integrating ethics and values to medical practice regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, political beliefs, religion, profession, physical condition, or socioeconomic status.
  2. Respecting the patient’s integrity and medical data by complying with the doctor-patient privilege.

Organizational Work

  1. Promoting teamwork, multidisciplinary work, institutional policies, and internal guidelines within the organization.


12. Applying the principles of effective communication to treat patients, families, and other health professionals with empathy and respect.

Labor market

Areas Jobs
Clinics ·         Primary healthcare.

·         Diagnosis and prescription of medication.

·         Patient referral to a specialist.

·         Follow-up treatment.

·         Patient and disease statistics.

·         Emergencies.

·         Wound care and minor surgery.

·         Medication and treatment administration.

·         Medical history taking.

·         Medical certificate issuing.

·         Planifica reuniones de educación para la salud.

·         Evaluation of laboratory tests, radiographs, and treatments.

·         Medical brigades.

·         Case study

·         Medical resources management.

·         Application of safety standards and procedures.

·         Implementation of primary prevention measures.

Public and private health institutions

Graduation requirements


-Have completed the 339 total credits of the academic program.
-Have concluded the academic program in a minimum of 12 semesters or a maximum of 18 semesters, plus learning service.
-Have carried out the mandatory learning service.


- Meet all criteria established by UANL current standards and procedures.


- Attend the professional development seminar.
- Take the graduation test.
- Submit a foreign language proficiency certificate.




CIEES Level 1


Interinstitutional Committees for the Evaluation of Higher Education

Accreditor's acronym


Validity of accreditation

November 2023



Accreditors that belong to the Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education (COPAES)


Mexican Council for the Accreditation of Medical Education

Accreditor's acronym


Validity of accreditation

April 25th, 2023



Accreditor's acronym


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