University Center for Health Science

This center is distributed in three locations in Guadalajara: one is a modern complex located next to the “Dr. Juan I. Menchaca” New Civil Hospital of Guadalajara; another one is the complex which includes the Old School of Medicine at the “Fray Antonio Alcalde” Civil Hospital of Guadalajara and the Belén Cemetery, and a third one is at the sports complex next to the CUCEI.

The CUCS is organized into three Divisions: Basic Disciplines, Clinical Disciplines, and Disciplines for the Development, Promotion and Preservation of Health, which are in turn comprised of 19/20 Departments: Morphology, Physiology, Molecular Biology and Genomic Medicine, Pathology, Social Sciences, Philosophical, Methodological and Instrumental Disciplines, Neurosciences, Basic Psychology, Medical Clinics, Surgical Clinics, Human Reproduction and Child Growth Clinics, Mental Health Clinics, Dentistry Clinics, Applied Clinical Nursing, Public Health, Applied Psychology, Human Motion, Education, Sports, Recreation and Dance Sciences, Nursing for the Care, Development and Prevention of Community Health, and Dentistry for the Preservation of Health.

It offers 99 programs: 9 post-basic, 2 vocational, 4 associate degree, 6 Bachelor’s, one updating, 58 specializations, 11 Master’s degrees and 8 Ph. D.s.

Its total student population is 12,282 students: 754 in the vocational programs, 550 in the associate degree programs, 2,206 in the specializations, 8,344 in the Bachelor’s degree programs, 186 in the Master’s degree programs, and 242 in the Ph. D, programs.

The CUCS faculty numbers are 1,299 teachers, 468 of which are full-time teachers, 217 full-time research professors, and 7 part-time research professors, 99 of whom belong to the SNI.

Research at CUCS is aimed at studying and solving the most important threats to health in our society through fourteen Institutes, ten Research Centers, and a substantial number of laboratories, all of them conducting high quality research.

The CUCS maintains solid links with the Civil Hospital of Guadalajara, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), and Mexico’s Ministry of Health, among others.

More than 300 publications registered at the Science Citation Index (SCI) have been made from research work done at the CUCS. Many of them have won awards in Mexico and abroad.

The CUCS has made colaboration agreements with the University of California at Stanford, the United States National Cancer Institute, the University of Wisconsin, Emory University, the University of Montreal, the University of Toronto, the University of Liverpool, the University of Kyoto, the Pompeu Fabra University, the University of Barcelona, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of the Andes, and the Federal University of Ceará, among others.

Our Teaching-Healthcare Model Unit provides low-cost basic health services, and our Mobile Unit provides free services in areas of extreme poverty. Our clinical laboratories also offer their services at a low cost.

The four libraries in the CUCS house 25,978 titles in 42,553 volumes, as well as 3,044 computers.

Source: "University of Guadalajara: Tradition, Education, Achievement", Institutional Brochure ,October 2011