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This Faculty defines and bases its mission on a comprehensive concept of Health as an essential component of the well-being of the people and society. It does that in the context of a state university, in a pluralistic and socially responsible way, committed to the training, specialization and continuous perfection of human resources in health, in our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs. It disseminates and implements a set of principles and values through its primary functions of teaching, research, extension and management, with the aim of contributing to the regional and national development, on the basis of quality, innovation, participation and respect for diversity.

The Faculty has the following academic departments: The Department of Pathological Anatomy; Department of Basic Science; Department of Surgery, Traumatology & Anesthesia; Nursing Department; Department of Medical Specialties; Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Department of Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgery; Department of Public Health; Department of Mental Health; and the Department of Preclinical Sciences.

We offer the following programs: Nursing; Speech & Hearing Therapy; Physiotherapy; Medicine; Nutrition & Dietetics; Obstetrics & Puericulture; Chemistry & Pharmacy; Medical Technology; and Occupational Therapy.

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FACULTY AUTHORITIES


Dean 
Dr. Wilfried Diener Ojeda


Director of Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Sara Barrios Casas


Vice Dean
Dr. Víctor Caire Villarroel


Director of Postgraduate Programs and Research
Dr. Marco Paredes Honorato


Academic Secretary
Mg. Giselle Fetis Navarrete


Director of Clinical Fields
Dr. Óscar Morales Spichiger


Director of Outreach and Community Engagement
Mg. Paula Astudillo Díaz

PROGRAMS

Nursing
Mg. Laura Carvallo Semler
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Speech & Hearing Therapy
Mg. Raúl Alarcón V.
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Physiotherapy
Mg. Resi Gittermann
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Medicine
Dr. Álvaro Soto Venegas
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Nutrition & Dietetics
Mg. Cinthya Espejo Alvarado
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Chemistry & Pharmacy
Dra. Francisca Acevedo Canala-Echavarría
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Obstetrics & Puericulture
Mg. Bernardita Baeza
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Medical Technology
Dr. Alejandro Cuevas Villegas
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Occupational Therapy
Mg. Tamara Espinoza F. 
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DEPARTMENTS

Department of Pathological Anatomy
Director
Miguel Ángel Villaseca H.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325735

Department of Basic Science
Director
Dr. Fernando Matamala Vargas 
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Fono: (56) 45 2325224

Department of Preclinical Sciences 
Director
Dr. Christian Herrera G.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325720

Department of Surgery, Traumatology & Anesthesia
Director
Dr. Héctor Losada M.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325760

Nursing Department
Director 
Dr. Ximena Osorio Spuler
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Fono: (56) 45 2596647

Department of Medical Specialties
Director
Dr. Sergio Echeverría Concha
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Fono: (56) 45 2325763

Department of Internal Medicine
Director
Dr. Edmundo Hofmann F.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325755

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director
Dr. Margot Acuña San Martín
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Fono: (56) 45 2325768

Department of Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgery 
Director
Dr. Myriam Betancourt A.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325769

Department of Public Health
Director
Dr. Sergio Muñoz Navarro
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Fono: (56) 45 2325738

Department of Mental Health
Director
Dr. Luis Silva F.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325736