Universidad Panamericana | Faculty of Health Sciences Academic Offerings School of Medicine

School of Medicine

In July 1996, the School of Medicine opened its doors and since its foundation it has redefined medical education by integrating the best of tradition, strategic innovation and research into its curriculum. This guarantees the student a comprehensive and high-level academic training, as well as the necessary tools to provide quality care to patients.


The semester curriculum is reviewed and updated every five years to keep pace with the continuous advances in medicine. Its main features are:


  • Updating the thematic content of the subjects.
  • Appropriate sequencing of subjects for the learning process.
  • Emphasis on the development of self-learning skills.
  • Development of medical skills with high technical efficiency and a focus on patient safety.
  • Evidence-based medicine for decision-making.
  • Integration of basic and clinical sciences from the first semester, through the Integration Seminars course.
  • High quality electives.
  • Bioethics.
  • Health services administration courses.
  • Medical English.
  • Development of research projects during the degree course.
  • Practice in learning scenarios with graded clinical challenges in the Simulation Center.
  • Clinic.


The generation of new medical knowledge is fundamental. For this reason, the syllabus provides for our students to develop, over three semesters, a research protocol under the guidance of an experienced researcher, whether in basic, clinical or epidemiological research.


The School of Medicine's academic program is again accredited for the period 2018-2023 by the Mexican Council for the Accreditation of Medical Education (COMAEM).


Our Clinical Rotations are as follows:





ABC Medical Center, Médica Sur, Centro Médico Dalinde, Hospital San Ángel Inn, Universidad Hospital Infantil de México, Federico Gómez, INPER, Cruz Roja Mexicana.





Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago), Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami), Clínica Universitaria de Navarra (Pamplona), Hôpital Lyon Sud (Lyon) and Hospital La Paz (Madrid).




To train physicians who are distinguished not only for their solid professional competencies in health care, specialty and research, but also for their human quality, deep ethical sense and social responsibility.


The mission of training physicians involves the development of medical competencies. That is, the integration of scientific, technical, humanistic, bioethical, ethical and social skills that characterize the profession, for which a comprehensive educational model is applied.


The graduate of the School of Medicine of the Universidad Panamericana must meet the profile of a general practitioner trained for quality medical care. However, since its creation, the School of Medicine has also distinguished itself by focusing on specialization and research. Likewise, social responsibility is encouraged in order to respond to the health needs of the community. Thus, the graduate contributes to the health care system and to global health, and is accountable to society for his or her role.




To be an institution of reference in the training of physicians with the highest scientific, professional, human and ethical standards, as well as in the generation of knowledge through research. Contributing in this way, to respond to the health needs of the community, effectively improving the quality of health systems and patient care at all social levels.


Internal Regulations School of Medicine >

Bachelor's Degree in Medical Surgeons
  1. Mexico City


SEP 962060 dated 5/15/1996, plan 2018, school-based modality, Augusto Rodín site.


An applicant to the Bachelor of Medical Surgeon's Degree at Universidad Panamericana should have the following characteristics:


  • Vocation for medicine.
  • Tenacity to face the challenges of medicine.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Study habits.
  • Critical capacity and interest in research.
  • Respect for human life.
  • Sense of responsibility.
  • Emotional stability.
  • Social commitment.
  • Spirit of service.


A graduate as a Medical Surgeon at Universidad Panamericana possesses:


  • Professional overview of medicine (clinical, research, teaching and administration).
  • Academic excellence.
  • International vision of the profession.
  • Competences for any area of medicine.
  • International recognition.
  • Anatomy I
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell and Tissue Biology
  • Public Health
  • History of Culture
  • Introduction to Health Systems and Technologies
  • Integration Seminar I
  • Anatomy II
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology I
  • Medical Psychology
  • Person and Society
  • Integration Seminar II
  • Elective I
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • Pharmacology I
  • Physiology II
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Surgery I
  • Biostatistics
  • Ethics
  • Integration Seminar III
  • Pharmacology II
  • Surgery II
  • Pathophysiology and Propedeutics
  • Pathology I
  • Imaging
  • Electrocardiography
  • Theological Anthropology I
  • Communication Skills
  • Integration Seminar IV
  • Elective II
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Medical Therapeutics I
  • Pathology II
  • Psychiatry I
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genomic Medicine
  • Theological Anthropology II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medical Therapeutics II
  • Pathology III
  • Psychiatry II
  • Bioethics I
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Research Project I
  • Elective III
  • Surgery III
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry III
  • Geriatrics I
  • Social and Preventive Medicine
  • Bioethics II
  • Research Project II
  • Health Services Administration I
  • Regulatory Aspects of Medical Practice
  • Responsible Procreation
  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Geriatrics II
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • History and Philosophy of Medicine
  • Bioethics III
  • Research Project III
  • Health Services Administration II
  • Nutrition
  • Medical and Surgical Emergencies
  • Elective IV
  • Internship I
  • Internship II
  • Data Analysis and Visualization in Medicine
  • Apprenticeship in Medicine
  • Advances in Genomic Medicine
  • Chemical and Organic Basis of Biochemistry
  • Quality in Health Services
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Pain Clinic
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Burns
  • Teaching in Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Philosophy and Medicine
  • Medical English
  • Oncologic Immunology
  • Research I
  • Research II
  • Research III
  • Research IV
  • Research V
  • Research VI
  • Research VII
  • Research VIII
  • Wound Management
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Travel Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Medicine and Complexity
  • Mathematical and Probabilistic Models in Medicine
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Spelling, Medical Writing and Public Speaking
  • Selected Bioethical Issues Seminar
  • Seminar Selected Biomedical Topics
  • Selected Clinical Topics Seminar
  • Selected Sociomedical Topics Seminar
  • Anatomy Techniques
  • Nursing Techniques
  • Techniques and Procedures in Medicine
  • Selected Topics in Nutrition and Sports Medicine
  • Selected Topics in Medical Oncology
  • Selected Topics in Pediatrics
  • Selected Topics in Radiology
  • Selected Topics in Clinical Simulation I
  • Selected Topics in Clinical Simulation II
  • Advanced Topics in Histology
  • Advanced Topics in Basic Sciences
  • Advanced Topics in Bioethical Sciences
  • Advanced Topics in Clinical Sciences
  • Topics in Hematology I
  • Topics in Hematology II
  • Topics of Psychology in Medicine
  • Thanatology Topics
  • Selected Topics in Prenatal Development
  • Selected Topics in Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Organ Transplants
  • Language: English as a foreign language
Admission Process

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"I chose to study medicine at Universidad Panamericana because of the great prestige of the university. I had the opportunity to visit it, get to know its facilities and professors, and this convinced me. The biggest difference I find in the School of Medicine is the human and ethical tone that is imprinted on the doctors who study here. This makes it stand out. In addition to an international projection and excellent academic training, which is reflected in patient care.

Dr. Raúl Alvarado Bachmann 1996-2002, General Surgery ABC Medical Centre, Endocrine Surgery Subspecialty and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Subspecialty North Shore Hospital, Sydney Australia

"Studying medicine at Universidad Panamericana gave me the vision and experience to pursue the opportunity to do my specialty and subspecialty in prestigious institutions abroad and develop professionally in the clinical area of my interest."

Dr. José Alejandro Rauh-Hain Fernández 1999-2005, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Fellowship in Medical Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Masters in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health.

"I chose Medicine at Universidad Panamericana because of its very comprehensive program in medical and surgical areas and, of course, in the ethical area. In addition, UP offers clinical rotations in the best health centers with professors who are really committed. It is a complete university in every way."

Dr. María Teresa Bourlon 2001-2007 Medical Oncologist at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y de Nutrición Salvador Zubirán. Member of the National System of Researchers of CONACYT SNI 1. 

"The distinctive feature of studying medicine at Universidad Panamericana, I would describe it in several words: integrity, quality, ethics, humane treatment and undoubtedly academic excellence. I belong to the seventh generation and I have developed completely, not only from the clinical point of view, but also in research, in leadership projects and also as a teacher".

Dr. Margarita Virgen Cuevas 2002- 2008, Specialty in Internal Medicine, Hospital Español Sociedad de Beneficencia Española, Subspecialty in Infectious Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Master in Bioethics. Universidad Panamericana 

"Studying Medicine at Universidad Panamericana made me part of one of the best universities in Mexico, in addition to belonging to a family of graduates with an aspiration that is contagious to leave a mark by providing the highest quality care to patients in our different areas of specialty."

Dr. Daniela Contreras 2004-2010 Master in Public Health, Harvard University.

"Studying medicine at Universidad Panamericana, helps you to be not only a good doctor, but a good doctor. What do I mean by this? Doctor is one who teaches and generates knowledge."

Dr. Rodrigo Moreno Salgado 2004-2010, Speciality in Genetics, Hospital Infantil de México Féderico Gómez, Speciality in Paediatrics, Hospital Infantil de México 

"Studying Medicine at Universidad Panamericana, allowed me to rotate in the best national hospitals and abroad, in addition to research training. When you graduate from the UP School of Medicine, you are prepared and trained to be one of the best doctors in any field you want to work in".

Dr. José Eduardo Telich Tarriba 2006-20012, Specialty in General Surgery, Subspecialty in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital General Regional No. 1 IMSS Querétaro / Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, High Specialty Program in facial paralysis surgery, peripheral nerve and aesthetic surgery.

"The School of Medicine at Universidad Panamericana provided me with two benefits that are fundamental for me, on the one hand, research: great researchers teach you and you take them as a model to follow; There is no good doctor who does not do research. And on the other hand, the international part that has a great academic quality that is in line with the curriculum".

Dr. Diego Jehú Aguilar Ramírez 2009-2015, PhD in Global Health, Oxford University.

"Because of the tools that the School of Medicine at Universidad Panamericana gives us from the fifth semester to do research, to present at the research meeting, and on the other hand, the clinical rotations that we have, I don't think there is another place to prepare better."

Dr. Antonio Berumen Martínez 2012-2018 Mayo Clinic Research Fellowship 2019-2021

"Studying Medicine at Universidad Panamericana left me with very valuable things, among them, without a doubt, the preparation as a general practitioner is excellent, it helped me to build critical thinking, as well as the ethical training that gives you another perspective in patient care. I would say that, for me, the opportunity to rotate in the best hospitals in Mexico and, during my internship, to rotate in hospitals abroad are unique opportunities, which are the reasons why I decided to study at UP in the first place".

Dr. María Oa Valenzuela Almada 2013-2019, Mayo Clinic Research Fellowship 2020-2021