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Specialty in Medical Genetics

Why study a Specialty in Medical Genetics?

There is a demand for specialists in Medical Genetics, with up to date knowledge of genetics and genomic medicine, to attend to patients with genetic diseases, with congenital anomalies or those at risk of being diagnosed with such diseases.

The characteristics of the Fundación Valle del Lili - its academic reach; teamwork; technological resources; laboratories for genetic diagnosis, both in the clinic and in Universidad Icesi; and the permanent availability of highly complex patients - are ideal for the training of medical specialists in the integral management of patients with genetic conditions.

Degree

Especialista en Genética Médica

Length of program

3 years

Tuition cost (semester)

$ 13.530.000 COP

Director

Dr. Darío Hernando Cobo Medina

Coordinator

Dr. Harry Pachajoa

Graduate Profile

The care and advising of patients with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of genetic diseases of unigenics or congenital origin, in addition to being an interconsultant of the different medical specialties. The creation and management of laboratories of genetic and molecular diagnosis. The development and leadership of research projects and public health policies. Participation in inter-institutional and national collaborative studies. The performance of teaching functions in institutions of higher education.

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.