Specialty in Gynecology and Obstetrics

Why study a specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics?

Gynecology and Obstetrics is a medical specialty that deals with the study of the physiology and pathology inherent in the organs that constitute the female genital apparatus, from childhood to old age, and the physiological and pathological phenomena of human reproduction - Gynecology - of the physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium and of the pathological conditions - Obstetrics - of motherhood. In this sense, this specialty will allow for the educational training of doctors with competences to provide comprehensive and ethical health care to women and develop preventive, assistance, teaching and administrative actions. Furthermore, the future specialist, given his/her training, may participate in research, extension and self-training activities according to the scientific progress of Obstetrics and Gynecology to generate a real impact in the development of the country and Latin America.


Especialista en Ginecología y Obstetricia

Length of program

4 years

Investment (semester)

$ 13.530.000 COP


Dr. Darío Hernando Cobo Medina


Dra. María Paula Echavarría

Applicant Profile

A medical professional aspiring to the specialty in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Universidad Icesi must have a holistic attitude: be able to reflect, critically assume scientific and technological knowledge; sensitive to the social environment; with strong intellectual grounding and ethics; be able to generate, create, innovate and at the same time participate critically and actively in the social transformations of the country and especially of health institutions.

Graduate Profile

The current condition of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universidad Icesi and its agreement of educational work with Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, meets all the locative, administrative, legal, technical, technological, conceptual, academic and curricular requirements to instil the appropriation, generation, application and transfer of knowledge in their students. The specialty is constituted to strengthen the formation of scientific groups, academic enhancement and social projection with emphasis on addressing problems that afflict our communities. The graduate of this academic program is a medical specialist, trained to fully address and resolve the health of women throughout their lives, in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the most prevalent pathologies of the specialty. These competences allow him/her to work as an obstetrician-gynecologist in hospital or outpatient facilities or continue his/her training in a subspecialty, as well as participate in teaching and research programs related to the specialty.

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.