Guadalajara a
world of options

in the heart of Mexico.

A Thriving Modern City In The State Of Jalisco. Guadalajara home of the UAG video

MD degree in
4 years

at UAG School
of Medicine.


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finds a way.


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a path.


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You didn’t decide to become a doctor yesterday. It’s an idea that has been with you for a long time.


Our 4 year program, giving the opportunity to US premed students to achieve their goal to become a doctor, and practice medicine in the US.


This place is so much more than you’d expect. Safe, friendly, colorful, and exciting.


Being bilingual and culturally aware will make you much more valuable in the eyes of hospital and clinical administrators everywhere.

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Dr. Victor Roberts selected as Top…

Victor L. Roberts, MD, MBA, FACP, FACE, CPE, an Endocrinologist with the Endocrine Associates of Florida, P.A. in Lake Mary, Florida, was named Top Endocrinologist…

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Dr. Gabriela Kaplan Graduate of UAG…

Gabriela D. Kaplan is a distinguished diagnostic radiologist specializing in neuroradiology and imaging. Born in Quito, Ecuador, Gabriela attended the Colegio Americano in the city…

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UAG graduate Scot LeTellier, joined the…

  Scot LeTellier, MD, joined the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center team. LeTellier earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara,…

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This is your chance to keep moving forward. and become a doctor.


Dr. Myers R. Hurt III

"It was an absolute pleasure to visit the UAG campus nine years after my graduation. The UAG main campus, ICB, and Hospital Angel Leano all brought back fond memories. The new organ-based curriculum is an impressive step forward in the development of clinical and critical thinking skills, the electronic journal access puts the UAG digital library on-par with any US institution, and the 4-year ECMG certification option is a much improved pathway to obtain residency in the United States. It is clear that UAG cares about the success of their graduates and the faculty have made large strides to become a solid option for international students looking to…

Sandra G. Lozano, Md

She was looking for a parallel path to becoming a doctor, but what she found at UAG was a better one. She discovered a place that she would grow intensely fond of, and a group of peers with whom she’d share life-changing experiences and create special bonds. And most importantly, she found lots of hands-on clinical training, and even surgical skills training, that started in the first semester—instead of in the third semester like at most U.S. medical schools. Advanced training that made her more than ready to come back to the U.S. for surgical rotations in New York, where…

Brandon R. Cantazaro, Md

He always knew that he wanted to help people. But it wasn’t until he started volunteering at an inner city clinic as an undergraduate that his career path became clear. He wanted to become a doctor and serve the underserved. Next step, find a way to make it happen. On the advice of several physicians that he worked with, he looked into UAG. Considering his goals, his desire for hands-on learning, and his love of culture and community, it seemed like the perfect choice. So he dove right in. Came to México. Lived with a host family. Gained a deep…

Johnny Soter

My wife and I moved here from Utah with our dog and we absolutely love the city, school, and the people of Guadalajara. The professors and staff have all been so helpful and very passionate about preparing students to be amazing doctors who can provide medical care to a very diverse population. One thing that really attracted me to coming to UAG in the first place was the idea of becoming a bilingual doctor. FUTURE FOCUS: INTERNAL MEDICINE, FAMILY PRACTICE, OR EMERGENCY MEDICINE. (STILL DECIDING EXACTLY WHAT TO DO BUT DEFINITELY A FIELD IN PRIMARY CARE.) I’D LIKE TO RETURN…

Fredo Rodriguez Sosa

My Guadalajara experience has been amazing. I’m already learning to interact with patients and practice medical techniques that I’ve learned in my Development of Clinical Skills in Medicine class. FUTURE FOCUS: I HAVE YET TO CHOOSE A SPECIALTY, BUT FROM MY SHADOWING EXPERIENCES, I FIND INTERNAL MEDICINE TO BE AN INTERESTING AND EXCITING FIELD. I WOULD LOVE TO RETURN TO MY HOMETOWN OF LAREDO, TEXAS, AND CARE FOR MY COMMUNITY.

Faby Torres

I love being in México. Guadalajara is an amazing city. There’s so much to do here and the people are very nice. I’ve enjoyed having study groups with my new friends, working as a team, and helping each other out. The friendships you make at UAG are the kind that last forever. FUTURE FOCUS: AFTER MEDICAL SCHOOL, I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK TO THE STATES AND PRACTICE THERE. I WOULD LOVE TO STAY IN TEXAS SINCE THAT’S WHERE I’M FROM. I WANT TO SPECIALIZE IN INTERNAL MEDICINE.

James A. Ruffer, Md

Many people with dreams in life—like becoming a doctor— sometimes find that things don’t go quite as planned. You get sidetracked. In Jim’s case, he got sidetracked by the Vietnam war. Just as he was finishing his undergraduate education at San Diego State University and getting ready to go to medical school, he decided to answer the call of his country instead. It was 1966, the U.S. needed pilots, and Jim was up for the challenge. Next thing he knew, he was receiving his Naval Aviator’s “Wings of Gold” and flying with “The Black Sheep,” one of the most famous…

Guadalupe Duran, Md

He knew that he wanted to become a doctor. So he set himself on the path. While working in an emergency room as an undergraduate, ER doctors would tell him about how immersive and hands-on the education was at the UAG School of Medicine. When it came time to decide between UAG and the U.S. medical school that he was also accepted to, he chose UAG. Good choice. He came back to the U.S. ready to be tested—ready for anything. Comprehensively trained to use medical technology when it’s available and practical methods and instincts when it isn’t. He came back…

Alfredo G. Antonetti, MD, FACOG

With five generations of doctors in his family, he knew from a young age that he would become a physician. He had to. Fast-forward several years, time for him to enter medical school and carry on the Antonetti tradition. Life, however, had other plans. He found out quickly that the competition to get into U.S. medical schools wasn’t just tough; it was utterly fierce. Even with a degree from an excellent university, he suddenly found his education stuck in a holding pattern. Then he took his destiny in his own hands and found a parallel path to becoming a doctor—at…

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