Specialization in Hematology and Oncology

Why study a Specialization in Hematology and Oncology?

Hematology/Oncology is a Medical subspecialization of Internal Medicine, for which there are a limited number of specialists in Colombia, for such a high incidence in neoplastic diseases and a large number of current available treatments. Institutions in Colombia are in search for skilled Hematologists/Oncologists.


Especialista en Hematología y Oncología

Length of program

3 years

Tuition cost (semester)

$ 13.530.000 COP


Dr. Darío Hernando Cobo Medina


Dr. Juan Guillermo Restrepo Molina, Dr. Joaquín Donaldo Rosales Martínez.

Candidate profile

An Internist with great academic and research potential and with the ability to transmit information from generation to generation.

Graduate profile

The graduate of the specialization in Hematology and Oncology will have the skills to: Comprehensively clinically handle cancer patients, both inpatient and outpatient (patient care) Ethically perform, respecting patient independence and dignity (professionalism) Communicate, support, address the patient, patient’s family and the medical and paramedic teams Perform his or her medical tasks pursuant to the guidelines and regulations of the Colombian health system Conduct clinic-epidemiological research

Institutional Accreditation

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 Methodology


The methodology was developed pursuant to the educational project proposed by University Icesi and the Fundación Valle del Lili foundation, an active learning methodology is used based on:

  • PBL (problem-based learning)
  • Journals club (critical reading of publications and medicine based on evidence)
  • Hospital education medical review
  • Hospital and outpatient  assistance
  • Discussion of difficult cases
  • Multidisciplinary medical meetings

Everything within the education-service University Icesi - university hospital Fundación Valle del Lili Foundation agreement.

Final project

A program with activities was created, including theory, assisted rotations (assessing inpatient patients in hematology and oncology), topic reviews, journald club, interesting case reviews, working in outpatient clinic with the student’s respective professor.


The program has a duration of 3 years with exclusive focus and full time. 

Degree granted

University Icesi confers the degree of Specialist in Hematology and Oncology to whoever satisfactorily complete all the program requirements.