With 9 thousand students, BUAP Medicine turns 190 years old


With 9 thousand students, BUAP School of Medicine turns 190 years old. Photo: Google maps

The Faculty of Medicine of the Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP) fulfilled this Sunday 190 years since its foundation, with a license plate of more than 9 thousand students, which makes it one of the greater demand and impact in the country.

On June 6, 1831, the Local Congress enacted a law for the exercise and teaching of medical sciences, giving way to this academic unit that began by training surgical doctors in the old Hospital de San Pedro in the facilities of the Colegio del Estado.

In the sixties, thanks to increase of its students and the creation of a new building, joined the Pan American Federation of Faculties and Schools of Medicine, to later, become a college in 1995, with the creation of the Master of Medical Sciences.


Today, the academic unit has Bachelor’s degrees in Biomedicine, Forensic Science, Physiotherapy, Medicine and Clinical Nutrition; the Associate Professional in Imaging and Medical Emergencies; in addition to a master’s degree in Physiotherapy and in Medical Sciences and Research.

Likewise, current medical training includes 20 specialties and the Specialty Professionalization Program of the Ministry of Health (SS).

As for the teaching staff, it is made up of 331 members, of which 34 are members of the Register of Researchers of the Vice-rectory for Research and Postgraduate Studies (VIEP) and National Research System (SNI).

At the national level, the faculty is part of the Technical Council of the National Center for the Evaluation of Higher Education (Ceneval) and the academic commissions of the Interinstitutional Commission for the Training of Human Resources for Health (Cifrhs) federal.

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It is worth mentioning that it stands out internationally, since some of its graduates in Biomedicine work in recognized laboratories, As the Hospital General de Massachusetts, the School of Medicine of the Harvard University, in United States; the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, and the Universität Bayreuth, both in Germany.

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In this way, the School of Medicine is a bulwark in the training of health professionals in the entity that year after year participate in medical days in the poorest municipalities and communities, in favor of social welfare.

Edited by Alexis Lira Reyes

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