The CES University Psychiatry program is recognized for its high quality and academic demand, it was created in 2008 and since its creation it has trained specialists in the area with the highest technical, scientific and human quality.

The program has great strength in training in the area of liaison psychiatry and in research, the latter supported by the Center of Excellence in Mental Health, whose research group has strong lines of research in addictions (use and abuse of psychoactive substances and associated factors, other non-chemical addictions), epidemiology of mental disorders, population groups, research methodology applied to mental health, liaison psychiatry, mental health and gender, occupational mental health, mental health and violence, validation of Clinical Instruments , among other.

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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: 6 semestres (3 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: 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 .

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

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

Clinical postgraduate academic coordinator
Carolina Arbeláez Arcila
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1333

Coordinator of the Psychiatry program
Clara Cossio Uribe

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of the applicant

Learn about the characteristics to be part of the Psychiatry program.

Main fields

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

of the graduate

Our graduates are ethical, critical and humane people, willing to solve the needs of society.

Our program is aimed at general practitioners.

The main fields of practice of the Specialty in Psychiatry are:

• CES Clinic - Medellín

• IPS CES Sabaneta - Sabaneta

• Hospital San Juan de Dios de la Ceja- La Ceja

• Mental Hospital of Antioquia - Bello

• Neurological Institute of Colombia - Medellín

• Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital - Medellín

• San Vicente Foundation University Hospital- Medellín

• Sacred Heart Psychiatric Clinic - Medellín

• General Hospital of Medellín - Medellín

• Integrate Foundation

• CENPI Pediatric Neurology Care Center - Medellín

• LINK Diagnostic Digital - Medellín

They are people of integrity, with an academic training based on knowledge of basic and clinical sciences, skills in psychiatric techniques, with decision-making capacity and manual skills, which allow an excellent development of their profession.

Our graduates have the necessary skills to carry out their work in accordance with the values and principles taught by CES University to demonstrate their commitment to excellence.

Our specialists solve the problems of their patients in a timely and suitable manner. They are passionate about their profession, respectful of human dignity, as well as their colleagues and teachers. They communicate with their patients, their colleagues and their team.


Know the necessary requirements to graduate.

Groups and lines

We offer different research groups to strengthen the knowledge of our professionals.

and scholarships

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

You must:
Aprobar todas las asignaturas del plan de estudios y requisitos específicos para cada programa reportados en el acta realizada por el Comité de promociones.
2. Haber presentado las pruebas vigentes que el Estado considere de obligatorio cumplimiento.
3. Haber cumplido la exigencia de segunda lengua según lo manifestado en el acuerdo del Consejo superior.

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

Main Group:

Mental health

Lines of investigation:

  • Addictions: Use and abuse of psychoactive substances and associated factors, other non-chemical addictions
  • Epidemiology of Mental Disorders - Population Groups
  • Research methodology applied to mental health
  • Liaison Psychiatry
  • Occupational mental health
  • Mental health and violence
  • Mental health and gender
  • Positive mental health
  • Validation of clinical - investigative instruments

Groups that support the program:

Epidemiology and biostatistics, Public Health Observatory, Health Technologies.

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 Psiquiatría

Facultad de Medicina

Program modality:

SNIES code:

Program type:

Qualified Registration:
Resolución 104 de enero 3 de 2014


Title awarded:
Especialista en Psiquiatría

3 años (6 semestres)

Total cost per semester:
$16.300.000 COP

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