GUADALAJARA, Mexico, April 04, 2022 -- Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, part of the Cintana Alliance, a global network of innovative higher education institutions powered by Arizona State University, today announced plans for the opening of its new international campus for medical students coming from the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.
This specialized campus will offer immersive simulation learning spaces to reinforce clinical knowledge and improve future doctors' team communication and decision-making skills. It will feature modern classroom and meeting spaces, up-to-date research spaces, cutting-edge anatomy, the latest educational technology, and fabulous amenities. The campus is located in the heart of Guadalajara, with superb housing options for students.
"We decided the relocation and expansion to a specialized campus for our international medical students, staff, and faculty, to bring the latest educational technology, including a state-of-the-art medical simulation center," said the President of the UAG, Antonio Leaño Reyes.
UAG's Medicine Program is accredited by the Mexican Commission of Medical Accreditation (COMAEM), an institution recognized in the U.S. It offers top clinical rotation sites in U.S. and Puerto Rico hospitals and clinical experience in the Mexican healthcare system.
ASU has been ranked the #1 university in innovation in the United States for seven consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education.
"UAG students enrolled in the International Medicine Program will be able to select ASU courses as elective or extra courses. This knowledge will enrich their future professional practice by broadening their understanding of the main factors impacting health and disease," said Nancy Gonzales, Executive Vice President and University Provost at Arizona State University.
"Today, UAG is one of the best private universities in Mexico. We look forward to supporting the institution's work to prepare the doctors of the future," said Douglas Becker, chairman and founder of Cintana Education.
About Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara is the first private university in Mexico, with a long-standing legacy to quality education of American doctors. It offers students a curriculum with a social focus, the latest educational technology, and quality clinical rotations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and assumes major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.
About Cintana Education
Cintana Education enables universities around the world to increase quality and scale to offer more students with the education they need and deserve. It provides world-class expertise and access to proprietary resources and those of Arizona State University.
Students from the UAG School of Medicine presented their research findings during the UAG-Research Day, aiming to strengthen science and research in the medical profession, while also receiving recognition for their exceptional posters and engaging in enlightening conferences.