Faculty of Health


The International Affairs Office seeks to contribute to the achievement of vision, mission and institutional objectives of the Faculty of Health, by strengthening its international relations around its missionary processes: Training, Research and Social Projection.


The following have been directors in charge of the International Matters Officeof the Faculty of Health:

  • Dr. Liliana Arias Castillo, MD: 1992 – 1999
  • Dr. Jorge Enrique Soto Franco, Dentistry: 1999 – 2001
  • Dr. Laura Cristina Ríos Castañeda: 2004 – 2011
  • Dr. Diego Germán Calero Llanés: 2011-2012
  • Dr. Liliana Arias Castillo, MD: 2012 – 2015
  • Adalberto Sánchez Gómez BSc. PhD. PDGA: 2016 to date

Action Lines

  • International relations impulse
  • Information Visibility and Disclosure
  • Students and Professors Mobility
  • Bilingualism
  • International management building capacity


I enjoyed working with residents, seeing patients in infectious room and ICU, meeting students and attending the International Congress of Antimicrobial Resistance.– Elana Shpall / Yale University - USA. Rotating Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases).

 I did a 4 months internship at the University Hospital of Valle. I am very grateful for that opportunity. My plan was to see Colombian culture, improve my Spanish and expand my horizon in medicine. After a few weeks of learning the system and gaining more confidence in Spanish language, I was given more and more tasks. In the end, I worked independently just like my other colleagues and I learned a lot. I was able to suture, to put a thorax tube, to organize new income, to dance salsa and finally to sing at least some parts of “Cali pachanguero”, of the musical group Niche. Thanks Cali and ...“Cali es Cali, lo demás es loma”. – Frank (28 years old, internal doctor, Germany).