The CES University General Surgery program was created in 1985, since then it has trained general surgeons with the highest quality standards, not only scientific technical but also human. He is recognized for his academic demands and for his enormous strength in the area of minimally invasive surgery. It has a teaching group of excellence and with different fields of practice recognized for their quality, which allow the resident to develop the necessary skills for the adequate performance of the general surgeon at a national and international level.

We offer a dynamic curriculum, open and ready for the changes that society demands due to new knowledge, new realities of the social order, new behaviors, in order to minimize the various risks to people's health.

This dynamism allows us to offer a curriculum focused on new local, regional, national and again, international realities, in educational, pedagogical, scientific and technical aspects.

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Know our rates and dates 2021
Inscription: [desde el 1 de diciembre de 2020 hasta el 27 de enero de 2021
Exam: 3 de febrero de 2021 (virtual - plataforma Moodle)
Interview: del 8 al 19 de febrero de 2021 (virtuales-aulas zoom)
Duration of the program: 8 semestres (4 años)
Payment of tuition: del 22 de febrero al 5 de marzo del 2021
Start of classes: Junio 1 del 2021 (curso de inducción)
Registration PIN cost: $321.300 COP
Total cost per semester: $16.300.000 COP
*El costo del semestre depende de la cantidad de créditos que se matriculen.
*Valores correspondientes a 2021

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: Previous documents or photocopies 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 .

Clinical Postgraduate Assistant
Eliana Andrea Ramírez Marín
Teléfono: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1333

Head of clinical postgraduate division
Carolina Cataño Velasquez
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1333

Clinical postgraduate academic coordinator
Nathalie Cataño Gil
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext.  1163

Program coordinator
Luis Gerardo Cadavid Velásquez

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Learn about the characteristics to be part of the General Surgery program.

Main fields

We have our own rotation and practice centers and in agreement for the development of activities.

of egress

Our specialists are people of integrity, with a complete academic and research training.

Aimed at general practitioners.

  • CES Clinic
  • Medellin General Hospital
  • Manuel Uribe Angel Hospital
  • University Hospital San Vicente Foundation
  • Medellin Clinic
  • Las Americas Clinic
  • Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital

CES general surgeons have the necessary skills to perform their work in accordance with the values and principles taught by the University and thus know how to demonstrate their commitment to excellence.

Having knowledge of basic and clinical sciences and skills in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery techniques. They have high decision-making capacity, which allows them an excellent development of their profession.

They permanently improve their work as doctors and their personal growth. Thanks to their research training, they develop reflective thinking, with the ability to think and critical awareness, to contribute to the generation of knowledge and decision-making based on the best available evidence, hand in hand with new technologies.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process of our University.

Groups and lines

We have different research groups in vascular diseases.

and scholarships

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

You must:
1. Approve all the subjects of the study plan and specific requirements for each program, reported in minutes by the Promotions Committee.
2. Having presented the current evidence that the State determines to be mandatory.

3. Presentar certificado de asistencia a la Cátedra CES.
4. El pago de los derechos de grado, establecidos en los derechos pecuniarios.
5. Haber aprobado el trabajo de grado o de investigación.
6. Paz y salvo con la Universidad por todo concepto.

Main Group: Surgical Research Group (in training)

Lines of investigation:

• Laparoscopic surgery
• Bile ducts
• Oncologic surgery

Groups supporting the program
Epidemología y bioestadística, Observatorio de la Salud Pública, Tecnologías en salud.

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:
Specialization in General Surgery

Facultad de Medicina

Program modality:

Program type:

SNIES code:

Qualified Registration:
Resolución 3204 de marzo 13 de 2014


Title awarded:
Especialista en Cirugía General

4 años (8 semestres)

6 por año

Total cost per semester:
$16.300.000 COP

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