Training Courses

The Latin American Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology has no training courses in Clinical Neurophysiology sponsored by itself; however, training of new young specialist depends on residency programs with particular features for each country. As an example, here is presented the Mexican Residency Program in Clinical Neurophysiology sponsored by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and held at several Public and Private Health System hospitals, all of them in México City:

The residency program in Clinical Neurophysiology in México is a two year training course taken after concluding complete Neurology, Audiology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residencies. The complete program can be consulted at within the UNAM’s Unique Plan of Medical Specializations (PUEM). The residency program is designed for national and also foreign applicants depending on the hospital specific conditions. The hospitals that currently offer a Clinical Neurophysiology residency are:

Public Hospitals

Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía
Profesor Titular: Dra. María del Carmen Fernández González-Aragón,
Profesor Adjunto: Dr. Jorge Burgos Centeno Contact:

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición
Profesor Titular: Dr. Bruno Estañol Vidal. Email:
Profesor Adjunto: Dr. Horacio Sentíes Madrid. Email:

Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social 
Profesor Titular: Dr. Sergio de Jesús Aguilar Castillo

Hospital de Pediatría, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social 
Profesor Titular: Dra. María Inés Fraire Martínez

Centro Médico Nacional 20 de Noviembre, Instituto de Salud y Seguridad Social de los Trabajadores del Estado
Profesor Titular: Dra. Josefina Hernández Cervantes

Hospital Juárez de México,
Profesor Titular: Dr. Ulises Aguilar Baturoni
Profesor Adjunto: Dra. Aidé Montante Montes de Oca

Instituto Nacional de Pediatría,
Profesor Titular: Dra. Aurora García Briseño
Profesor Adjunto: Dra. Luz María Cordero Guzmán

Private Hospitals

Centro Médico ABC,
Clinical Neurophysiology Department Website
Profesores Titular: Dr. Paul Shkurovich Bialik
Dr. Miguel Ángel Collado Corona

Hospital Español,
Profesor Titular: Dr. Carlos Armando Tello Valdés
Profesor Adjunto: Dra. Maricela Franco Lira

It is pertinent to clarify that scholarships for foreign students are very few or even do not exist at all. The best oportunity to get a place in Mexican health system is having a scholarsip from the origin country. An open invitation is made to other Latin-American Countries with formal and well structurated Clinical Neurophysiology residency/universitary courses, to send program links and contact e-mail adresses, to make this section richer with real options for young physicians interested in our beautiful medical discipline.