SNIES: 1816 | Qualified registration: Resolution 3204 of March 13, 2014

The CES University General Surgery program was created in 1985, since then it trains general surgeons with the highest quality standards, not only scientific but also human. It is recognized for its academic demand and for its enormous strength in the area of minimally invasive surgery. It has a teaching group of excellence and different fields of practice recognized for their quality, which allows the resident to develop the necessary skills for the proper performance of the general surgeon nationally and internationally.

We offer a dynamic curriculum, open and ready to the changes that society demands due to new knowledge, new social realities, 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 the educational, pedagogical, scientific and technical aspects.

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Know our rates and dates
Registration: 27-01-2021
Examination: 3 de febrero de 2021 (virtual - plataforma Moodle)
Interview:  del 8 al 19 de febrero de 2021 (virtuales-aulas zoom)
Admission results: Podrás consultar si fuiste admitido en nuestra web o llamando a la facultad del programa elegido
Duration of the programme: 8 semestres (4 años)
Tuition payment:  del 22 de febrero al 5 de marzo del 2021
Classes start:  Junio 1 del 2021 (curso de inducción)
Registration PIN cost: $321.300 COP
Total cost per semester: $16.300.000 COP

*The cost of the semester depends on the number of credits enrolled.

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 or photocopies do not need to be authenticated.

Those forms in which the data is 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.

Clinical Postgraduate Assistant
Eliana Andrea Ramirez Marin
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1333

Head of Clinical Postgraduate Division
Carolina Cataño Velasquez
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1333

Academic Coordinator for Clinical Postgraduate Studies
 Nathalie Cataño Gil
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext.  1163

Program Coordinator
Luis Gerardo Cadavid Velasquez

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

Main rotational

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


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

Aimed at general practitioners.

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

CES general surgeons have the necessary skills to carry out 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 the techniques of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. They have a high capacity of decision, which allows them an excellent development of their profession.

They are constantly improving their work as doctors and their personal growth. Thanks to their research training, they develope reflective thinking, with critical awareness, to contribute to the generation of knowledge and decision making based on the best available evidence, hand in hand with new technologies.


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

Groups and lines
of research

We have different research groups in vascular diseases.

and scholarships

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

You shall:
1. Approve all curriculum subjects and specific requirements for each program, reported in minutes by the Promotion Committee.
2. Have submitted the current proofs that the State determines as mandatory.

3. Submit the certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.
4. Payment of the degree fees, as set out in the financial entitlements.
5. Approval of the graduate or research work.
6. Be in good standing with the University for every concept.

Main Group: Surgical Research Group (in formation)

Lines of research:

• Laparoscopic Surgery
• Via Biliares
• Oncological Surgery

Groups supporting the programme
Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health Observatory, Health Technologies.

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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Legal information of the program

Name of the program:
Specialization in General Surgery

Faculty of Medicine

Program mode:

Type of program:


Qualified Registration:
Resolution 3204 of March 13, 2014


Title granted:
Specialist in General Surgery

4 years (8 semesters)

6 per year

Total cost per semester:
$16.300.000 COP

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