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Message from the Director

You are beginning the last stage of your career. This is the most fascinating, since it involves being in daily contact with the professional practice of what will be, in the near future, your reason for becoming physicians.  Now that you are beginning this stage, I ask that you adhere to the rules, policies, and regulations of the Department of Clinical Sciences, as well as those that govern the operation of each hospital through which you will rotate.   

The best advice I can give you is to seek the well-being and respect of the patient in any situation and clinical moment that arises.  

Before starting each rotation, review your operating manual. Finally, as Jaure says: "We teach what we are", so take advantage of the lessons imparted by your teachers, their example, and their professionalism, and do your best during each clinical moment you encounter. Much success in the terminal phase of your career.

Warm greetings.

Dr. José Antonio Díaz Elizondo  Director of the Department of Clinical Sciences 

Dr. José Antonio Díaz

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Dress code

  • Your personal appearance, dress, and hairstyle must be appropriate for the clinical activities performed. Students who do not meet the dress and hairstyle standards established in these regulations will be denied contact with patients, which will affect the satisfactory completion of the course and their final grade.
  • You will practice excellent personal hygiene.
  • In the clinical environment, you will wear attire appropriate to the needs of the particular rotation. For activities that do not require staying in the operating room, you will wear formal clothing: 

Men: You will wear socks, closed shoes, formal dress pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a tie. You should not wear jeans or shorts. You cannot wear visible earrings and/or tattoos. You should keep your hair neatly cut and well-groomed, nails short, clean, and without nail polish.

Women: You must wear formal and discreet clothing. You should not wear miniskirts, low necklines, strapless tops, or blue jeans. Visible tattoos are not allowed. Wearing visible earrings in the earlobe is allowed. You should keep your nails short, clean, and free of polish or with a discreet color.

  • The use of a short coat is essential at all times (not a long lab coat).
  • Wear the badge that identifies you as a member of the health team of the HSJ Tec de Monterrey or associated health institutions. 
  • The type of clothing worn during on-call hours and/or clinical activities (formal or surgical, use of tennis shoes) must be specified by each department, as long as it is within the previous guidelines. 

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Requirements

The requirements for new students entering Clinical Sciences are: 

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Certificates of study

Certificates of study can be requested through the student portal in the "Online procedures" option, understudy certificates/vacations.  You can request them on the web and pick them up immediately, either at Casa Aulas 3 or Casa Académica (1st floor of the “Rectoría” [Administration Building]), presenting an official identification.  

For any questions and / or additional information please contact:

Lic. Mónica Gabriela Antúnez González  Coordinator of the Centro de Atención Presencial CASA Rectoría  Directorate of School Services Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus Tel: 01 800 CASA TEC(2272 832) ext. 4228 Fax: (81) 83 58 20 00 ext. 4034

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Calendar

Download the 2021 calendar here.

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Elective courses

If you want to take the Elective courses' block at Monterrey, it’s very important to consider the following:

  • The registration to take Elective courses must be submitted in its entirety (with the approval and signatures of all involved) a minimum of THREE months before the start of the quarter in which the Elective is scheduled in Monterrey.
  • The interested student must fill out the required registration forms. The registration form for Elective courses can be downloaded here.
  • If a student needs to retake a subject while taking an Elective course at Monterrey (with prior authorization from the Director of Clinical Sciences and his Academic Director, and ensuring that there is no schedule overlap) he must fill out the corresponding form, which can be downloaded here.
  • The student is responsible for contacting the tutors and coordinators to request the signatures for the Elective course registration form, and then must deliver the documents to the Department of Clinical Sciences, with Ms. Marina Cortés, so that she can follow up on the registration and collect the signatures of the Director of Clinical Sciences and the corresponding Academic Director.

For any doubts and/or additional information, please contact directly:

Dr. Luis Andrés Arreguín Bribiesca  Coordinator of Elective Courses at Monterrey  luis.arreguin@tec.mx

Download the listing for elective courses here.

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Incidents

Processes to follow in the case of incidents

Precautionary Measures

The main way to prevent occupational transmission is to avoid exposure to blood.  However, it’s also important to consider the following measures:

  • It is preferable to keep the doors closed.
  • Wash hands before and after contact with patients.
  • Use gloves anytime there is contact with patient secretions.
  • Use a lab coat to avoid stains.
  • Use surgical masks for close contact with the source or patient.
  • Know the characteristics of the patient (whether or not the person is infected by a certain blood pathogen).
  • Know whether the patient has received treatment or not, the type of treatment, and the response to it.
  • Know whether you have had risky practices to acquire an infection.

The following are considered to be blood pathogens:

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

*Patient of origin or source: Person from which the biological material with which there has been accidental contact comes.

All incidents should be reported to the Area Coordinator and the Department of Clinical Sciences at tel. 8888-0310.

Hospital San José

  • Inform the chief or immediate superior.
  • Go to Preventive Medicine and fill out the Occupational Exposure report form.
  • Immunization record (if unavailable, proceed to apply vaccines; if there are none, write a letter to the IMSS [Mexican Institute of Social Security] requesting vaccination).
  • Undergo the necessary studies (if any of them are positive, refer to the IMSS).

Hospital Materno-Infantil

  • Notify your immediate superior.
  • Go to the Epidemiology Department with Dr. Benito Miranda, who will evaluate the case and request the necessary studies.

Hospital Metropolitano

The person who suffers the incident:

  • Notify the immediate superior.

Immediate superior:

  • Register the form
  • Consult the infectologist
  • Begin treatment
  • Refer to Preventive Medicine

Epidemiologist:

  • Evaluate the case
  • Register the case file
  • Request laboratory studies

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Academic Improvement

The Clinical Sciences student must achieve the balance between the academic environment, clinical care, and personal life to attain optimal performance by the standards of the National School of Medicine of the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Thus, we would exhort you to add value to your process.

In this sense, you must bear in mind your responsibilities and rights, contained in the current Academic Regulations for Students of Professional Careers, which still operate during this stage of your education.

We especially ask that you read Chapter VIII: Academic Performance and Student Status (http://goo.gl/MVTVU5)

Consider that, for the purposes of the Regulation, during this stage of your academic progress, two trimesters are equivalent to one semester.

Once you have read the Regulation, we ask that you sign the agreement that confirms your knowledge of it.

Directorate of Student Academic Improvement 

Robbie