SNIES: 11051| Qualified registration: Resolution 5804 of April 24, 2014

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

The program promotes the development of clinical, manual, technical and interpersonal skills; with 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 great skills for interdisciplinary work in the knowledge of highly complex pathologies.

We developed 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.

Entering the Curriculum

Know our rates and dates
Registration: hasta el 1 de febrero de 2021
Admission Test: 3 de febrero de 2021 de 8:00 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. (Cali, Medellín y Bogotá)
Interviews: 14 y 15 de febrero de 2021
Publication of results: Se informará en el momento de la entrevista
Tuition payment: Marzo de 2021
Start of classes: Curso de inducción: junio 2021 - Inicio especialización: julio 2021
Registration PIN cost: $321.300 COP
Total cost per semester: $16.300.000 COP

Documentation required for the registration process:

· Copy of the undergraduate certificate
· Copy of the diploma
· Copy of identity card (extended to 150%)
· Photo size 3 x 4 color, white background

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

Those forms in which the data are proven to be false or not fully completed will not be considered.

The interview cannot be held if you come to it without the minimum required documentation.

Postgraduate coordinator
Ángela Pulgarin Torres
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext: 1422

Postgraduate Perfusion and Extracorporeal Circulation Coordinator
Adriana Díaz Pelaez
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1422

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Nursing Faculty Assistant
Flor Vianey Estrada Monsalve 
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext 1327


Our program is aimed at nursing professionals with experience in the clinical, surgical and critical care areas.

Why choose
this program?

We have the highest standards of quality in education, which allows us to be recognized for excellence.


They are good citizens who are committed to the community and have a definite attitude towards continuing education and research.

The applicant for the specialization in perfusion and extracorporeal circulation must be a person of integrity, with an academic background that includes clinical knowledge and manual dexterity,

that will allow him to develop his profession in an excellent way, in order to extrapolate his knowledge and skills to achieve an increasing improvement in his working protocols.

The specialization in perfusion and extracorporeal circulation is a postgraduate course that has more than 15 years of experience in the field. It has been characterized by training specialists in perfusion nationally and internationally; likewise, we have the highest standards of quality 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 circuits of extracorporeal circulation and each of its components.

We have full knowledge and handling of the different situations and procedures that occur during extracorporeal circulation.

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

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

Upon completion of the curriculum our residents must demonstrate mastery of a minimum of six competencies:

• Proper and effective care of the cardiovascular surgical patient.
• Appropriate clinical, pathophysiological, biomedical, and epidemiological knowledge and application of these skills for the benefit of the patient.

• Learning and evidence-based practice that improves knowledge and incorporates research and evaluation of its own patients.
• Interpersonal communication skills that lead to better information for patients and their families and the ability to interact with other health professionals
• Professionalism, which leads to the acquisition of responsibility, ethical principles and sensitivity in interacting 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.


Learn about the requirements needed to access the degree process at our University.


Learn about the job fields where you can work after graduating from CES University.

and scholarships

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

You must pass all the subjects in the curriculum and the specific requirements for each program reported in the minutes made by the Promotion Committee and, in addition:

1. Approve all curriculum subjects and specific requirements for each program reported in the minutes made by the Promotion Committee.
2. Have submitted the current evidence that the State considers mandatory.

3. Submit the certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.
4. Pay the fees for the degree, as established in the financial entitlements.
5. To have approved the graduate or research work.
6. Be in good standing with the University for every concept.

Our graduates will be able to work in high complexity health institutions where they have the opportunity to give care to the patient in the services of surgery during intraoperative cardiovascular surgery and the patient in the services of critical care where extracorporeal therapies are required.

For financing we have agreements with:
Bank of Bogotá
Sapiencia Fund
Pichincha Bank
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)
Helm Bank

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

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Program legal information

Name of the program:
Specialization in Perfusion and Extracorporeal Circulatio


Program mode:

Type of program:


 Qualified Registration:
Resolution 5804 of April 24, 2014


1 year (2 semesters)

Title granted:
Specialist in Extracorporeal Circulation Perfusion


2 per year

Total cost per semester:
$16.300.000 COP

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