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Welcome Note

Welcome to Montemorelos! We cant wait to see you here!. I hope you have the best experience!


The city is know as the “Citrus Capital of Mexico”. The population is 53.854 citizens (2005). The extension of the municipality is 1,706.2 square kilometers. It is a small town, but there are lot of places we can share with you. Nature is wonderful, you will be able to have a lot of fun if you like it.

Our health care system and the hospitals

The municipality is served by the Health Houses, the Center for Rural Health, mobile units, the General Hospital and auxiliary health units under the Ministry of Health State (SES). There are also General Zone Hospital and Family Health unit under the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), La Carlota Hospital is one of the most important private hospitals in the area for specialized hospitals, La Carlota Hospital has a lot of sections where you can find what you are looking for, from detoxification areas to private clinics and naturopathic physicians.



The hospital

Our medical education

Montemorelos university is the most important university in the city, we care a lot about our health and it is based on that. The food you can find on campus is healthy and there are a lot of physical activities everyday. We are also based in good values.

Cultural differences

Most of the culture is quite the same as it is in Mexico. Although there are some differences, in the north of the country, Nuevo León in particular, people is very friendly, and helpful. It doesn’t matter where you come from, or how you look, most of the people will accept you, just the way you are. Montemorelos is a small city, people use to wave no matter they don’t know you. It is also a good place to have a good healthy experience. There are a lot of veggie places around and a lot of physic activities you can enjoy.

Accommodation & Boarding

All of our incoming students will have two options and will be able to choose: live with host families, most of which belong to medical students or are medical students, or stay in a place, like a hotel, called “vida sana”, where they will have their own room. They will have a guide the first day, that will show most of the Montemorelos principal places.

Social program

Local & National transportation

Inside the city there is not a very good bus transportation, although there are taxi all around and they are cheap and secure. The closest airport is about two hours by bus. National transportation, the easiest and cheapest way to travel is by bus, but we also have cheap Airlines.


The climate in Montemorelos varies from the summer to the winter. Summer is hot and humid. And winter tend to be quite cold (from 20C to -5C)

Social life

Because is a small town there are not a lot of places around, there is Monterrey City witch is an hour form Montemorelos and there is a lot of fun over there.

Special Remarks 

Montemorelos is a nice city. Speaking about nature, we have one of the best places in the state to visit called “matacanes”. You won’t regret!


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