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Specialty in Neurosurgery

Why study a Specialty in Neurosurgery?

The purpose of the Specialty in Neurosurgery is to train the general practitioner to acquire the theoretical, clinical-surgical and laboratory knowledge that will allow him/her to develop a high degree of autonomy in clinical decision making at the end of the study period.

The program is configured in relation to the program offered in the United States (governed by the joint commission of the American Association of Neurosurgery AANS and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS), is recognized worldwide by patients, society in general, health systems, universities, and is endorsed and represented outside the university by different associated and scientific societies such as WFSN (World Federation of Neurosurgery), AASN (American Association of Neurosurgery), CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons), SCNC (The Colombian Association of Neurosurgery) and the respective national societies in the world.

Our program offers a solid agreement between a recognized and modern university and one of the health institutions with the greatest technological development, exceptional academic reach and an inexhaustible scientific ambition.

Degree

Especialista en Neurocirugía

Length of program

5 years

Tuition cost (semester)

$ 13.530.000 COP

Director

Dr. Darío Hernando Cobo Medina

Coordinator

Dr. Fernando Velásquez Lasprilla

Applicant Profile

An aspirant to this specialty must be a well-trained general practitioner with a genuine interest in the management of patients with neurosurgical pathologies. He/she must have the ability to perform multiple functions simultaneously and work well under pressure, be a leader, work well in a team environment, be disciplined and dedicated, proactive and inquiring.

Graduate Profile

A graduate of the Specialty in Neurosurgery offered by Universidad Icesi – Fundación Valle del Lili will be a professional with the knowledge and preparation necessary to perform optimal medical and surgical management of patients with neurosurgical pathologies, whether low, medium or high complexity cases, in a fast, efficient and timely manner. The graduate will have the knowledge to adequately perform diagnostic, therapeutic, investigative, and educational processes that the specialty promotes.

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.