The University is proud to be thoroughly Mexican and, at the same time,
to emphasize its orientation to international education. UAG has some
of the best educational facilities in the country, covering an area of
more than 10 million square feet, distributed in 5 campuses in the area
of Guadalajara city: Main Campus (C.U.), the Institute of Biological Sciences,
the Health Sciences Campus, and the University in the Community (UNICO).
The UAG also owns other campuses in the states of Colima, Nayarit and
Tabasco. In addition, the UAG has two hospitals, one Experimental Agricultural
Center and three university hotels and convention centers.
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara has always been distinguished
among Mexican universities by its long and fruitful participation in international
education initiatives, which are coordinated and supported by its International
Programs Office (DPI), which is the main link between the UAG and many
international institutions worldwide.
Throughout its history, the UAG has preserved its Mexican roots and cultural
values, while, it is also recognized both at home and abroad as an internationalized
university. The UAG has graduated tens of thousands of foreign students
all through the eighty years of its existence.
The School of Medicine is an institution engaged in the training and formation
of physicians whose main goal is to improve community health through the
- Providing medical education
- Discovering and adapting medical knowledge
- Providing health care services in the clinical fields of learning
- Developing a positive attitude towards the protection and preservation
of the environment.
- Educating future physicians in an integral way according to the UAG principles,
beliefs and values.
Mission: Training medical students in an environment which encourages the quest
for academic excellence based on national and international standards
to achieve their competent professional development for their own benefit
and that of the community.
Vision: To be nationally and internationally recognized for the high competency
of our graduates.
General Objective: The program objective of their studies is to train physicians and to provide
them with an excellent medical background to promote quality healthcare
through prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses of individuals,
families and through the community. We seek to ensure that our graduates
have the necessary professional competency to provide comprehensive healthcare
with scientific fundamentals while providing them the opportunity to continue
with their graduate and research studies, with constant update courses
to keep up with progress in the medical field.