The specialty of perfusion and extracorporeal circulation allows to be in a position to solve the problems in the extracorporeal circulation of his patients, at the same time, to become an integral part of the surgical team.

The program favors the development of clinical skills and manual and technical skills, interpersonal, effective communication and professionalism in the care of extremely ill patients, with cardiovascular and surgical pathologies, which facilitates the management of the patient in association with other specialties.

During the development of the program, the specialist will be in permanent contact with the areas of clinical cardiology, coronary care, emergencies, cardiac rehabilitation, hemodynamics, electrophysiology, cardiovascular surgery and intensive care, which gives him a great capacity for interdisciplinary work in the knowledge of highly complex pathologies.

We develop our program in two academic semesters.

With subjects such as: basic sciences in perfusion and extracorporeal circulation, generalities, perfusion I, perfusion II, pediatric perfusion, seminar and research and artistic approach.

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Inscription: hasta el 1 de febrero de 2022
Admission Test: 2 de febrero 2022 a las 8:00 a. m. Modalidad presencial - Medellín, sede el Poblado
Interviews: 15 y 16 de febrero de 2022
Publication of results: Se informará en el momento de la entrevista
Payment of tuition: marzo de 2022
Start of classes: Curso de inducción: junio 2022 - Inicio especialización: julio 2022
Registration PIN cost: $321.300 COP
Total cost per semester: $16.952.000 COP
*Valores correspondientes a 2022

Documentation required for the registration process:

· Copia del acta de pregrado
· Copia del diploma
· Copia del documento de identidad (ampliado al 150%)
· Foto tamaño 3 x 4 a color, fondo blanco

NOTE: The above documents do not need to be authenticated.

Those forms in which false information is verified or that are not fully filled out will not be considered.

You will not be able to carry out the interview if you come to it without the minimum required documentation .

Postgraduate coordinator
Angela Pulgarin Torres
Phone: (57) 604 444 05 55 Ext: 1422

Coordinator Postgraduate Perfusion and Extracorporeal Circulation
Adriana Díaz Pelaez
Teléfono: (57) 604 4440555 Ext. 1422

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Nursing Faculty Assistant
Flower Vianey Estrada Monsalve
Phone: (57) 604 4440555 Ext 1327

of the applicant

Our program is aimed at nursing professionals with experience in the clinical area, and the area of surgery and critical care.

Why choose
is this program?

We have the highest quality standards in education, which allows us a recognition of excellence.

of the graduate

They are good citizens committed to the community and maintain a defined attitude towards continuing education and research.

The applicant to specialize in perfusion and extracorporeal circulation must be a person of integrity, with an academic training that includes clinical knowledge and manual dexterity,

that allow an excellent development of their profession, in order to extrapolate their knowledge and skills to improve their work protocols more and more.

The specialization in perfusion and extracorporeal circulation is a postgraduate that has more than 15 years of experience in the field, it has been characterized by training specialists in perfusion at a national and international level, in the same way we have the highest quality standards in education , which allows us a recognition of excellence at the Latin American level.

We train in the most complex institutions in the city.

We know and use the different cardiopulmonary bypass circuits and each of its components.

We have full knowledge and management of the different situations and procedures that arise during extracorporeal circulation.

We have initiative, creativity, responsibility, leadership and discipline in the performance of work.

They are able to respond to the challenges posed by the new style of practicing the profession, they are professionals who adequately use knowledge and technology based on a logical judgment of the cost - benefit of their actions.

At the end of the study plan, our residents must demonstrate mastery of a minimum of six competencies:
• Care of the cardiovascular surgical patient in an adequate and effective way.
• Adequate clinical, pathophysiological, biomedical, epidemiological knowledge and its application for the benefit of the patient.

• Practice based on learning and evidence that improves knowledge and incorporates research and evaluation of their own patients.
• Interpersonal communication skills that lead to better information for the patient and their families and the ability to interact with other health professionals.
• Professionalism, which leads him to acquire responsibility, ethical principles and sensitivity to interact with patients.
• Learning based on the correct practice of their specialty to achieve the proposed objectives and meet the requirements of the institutions of the health system where they work.


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and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

You must approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program reported in the minutes made by the Promotions Committee and, in addition:
Haber presentado las pruebas vigentes que el Estado considere de obligatorio cumplimiento.
2. Haber cumplido la exigencia de segunda lengua según lo manifestado en acuerdo de Consejo Superior.
3. Presentar certificado de asistencia a la Cátedra CES.

4. Cumplir con el pago de los derechos de grado, establecidos en los derechos pecuniarios.
5. Haber aprobado el trabajo de grado o investigación.
6. Estar a paz y salvo con la Universidad por todo concepto.

Our graduate will be able to work in highly complex health institutions where he has the opportunity to care for the patient in surgery services during intraoperative cardiovascular surgery and the patient in critical care services where extracorporeal therapies are required.

For financing we have agreements with:
Programa de Fortalecimiento Educativo CES
Banco Pichincha
Fondo Sapiencia
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
Fondo Nacional del Ahorro (FNA)

We have our own scholarships and in alliance with the following entities:
Entidades públicas

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Legal information of the program

Program name:
Especialización en Perfusión y Circulación Extracorpórea


Program modality:

Program type:

SNIES code:

Qualified Registration:
Resolución 5804 de abril 24 de 2014


1 año (2 semestres)

Title awarded:
Specialist in Extracorporeal Circulation Perfusion


2 por año

Total cost per semester:
$16.952.000 COP

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