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Specialization in Abdominal Organ Transplant

Why do a Specialization in Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery?

University Icesi along with the Fundación Valle del Lili foundation is the ideal scenario for training this professional, given he or she has available human and technological resources to reach these goals.

Degree

Especialista en Cirugía de Trasplantes de Órganos Abdominales

Length of program

2 years

Tuition cost (semester)

$ 13.530.000 COP

Director

Dr. Darío Hernando Cobo Medina

Coordinator

Dr. Mauricio Millán Lozano

Candidate profile

General surgeon that will take part in an institutional project and meet the requirements of human and professional excellence, and with a strong motivation for research.

Why do this specialization at University Icesi?

There is currently only one center in the country that offers a program for abdominal organ transplant subspecialization. The Fundación Valle del Lili foundation is one of the most active centers in the country for abdominal organ transplants. For this reason, it is necessary that the country provide an excellent university program to train subspecialists in an area of knowledge  with high social value.

Institutional Accreditation

In the Resolution, the Ministry states: "It has been shown that Universidad Icesi has achieved sufficient quality levels so that, in accordance with the norms that govern the matter, this fact is publicly recognized through a formal act of institutional accreditation". We are the first private university in southwestern Colombia to obtain the highest recognition of quality provided by the Colombian Government. This is a recognition of the quality of the academic programs, their operation and the fulfillment of the social function of the university. Universidad Icesi was accredited in May 2010 by the Ministry of Education through the National Accreditation Committee (CNA), making it the first accredited private university in Cali and the region. In the Resolution, the Ministry states: "It has been demonstrated that Universidad Icesi has achieved sufficient quality levels so that, in accordance with the rules that govern the matter, this fact is publicly recognized through a formal act of institutional accreditation".

Icesi and the Fundación Valle del Lili

The Fundación Valle del Lili and Universidad Icesi have become allies through an agreement that has been called: a deep alliance for life. With this agreement the region is strengthened by the union of two well reputed institutions, which will now work together for the well-being and the health of people and for maintaining a leadership position thanks to their constant advances in the academic, social, humanistic and scientific fields. The Fundación Valle del Lili is the university hospital with the best conditions, both in terms of infrastructure, human resources and technology, and it will provide clinical training and medical practice to future students. This alliance allows both institutions to establish a synergy in all their activities, through coordination for work, preservation of excellence in performance, already widely recognized in both institutions, and consolidates the social projection of both institutions in one of the most important sectors for the community - health. For both institutions this agreement is a strategic step. Scholarship support to resident doctors is an internal process of the Fundación Valle del Lili, whose process will be informed in a timely manner to those who are admitted.

Duration and schedule

Duration

The program has a duration of 2 years with exclusive dedication in full time.

Methodology

The graduate level student, once finished, shall present a research project that will be published in a national or international magazine.