MEDIA ADVISORY (8-2-00)
WHAT:The Third Annual Pre-Med Workshop for Rio Grande Valley high school and college students. The course sponsor is the Med/Ed program, a health-science career exploration program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC).
WHO:100 Med/Ed students in grades 9-12, and 50 college students from The University of Texas-Pan American and U. T. Brownsville
WHEN:Thursday, Aug. 3; registration at 8:30 a.m.; program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE:The McAllen Country Club, 500 Wichita
NOTES:Each student will receive a pre-med handbook containing the steps required to enter a medical school. The handbook is geared for high school and college students.
UTHSC faculty speakers
Steven Wartman, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Medical School, UTHSC
David Jones, Ph.D., associate dean for Medical School admissions
Leonel Vela, M.D., regional dean, Medical School
Mario Ramirez, M.D., vice president for South Texas/Border Initiatives
Linda Johnson, Ph.D., professor of cellular and structural biology
Kenneth Sirinek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery
Jaime Garza, M.D., D.D.S., associate professor of surgery
Rita Bair, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics
Marcy Guerra, M.D., OB-GYN physician
Victor Gonzales, M.D., ophthalmologist
Alfredo Lopez, M.D., family practice physician (UTHSC alumnus)
Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-3080 or Yvonne May-Kautsch, 956-994-3300