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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

McAllen speakers

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