The clinical practicum is a vital part of the Respiratory Care student’s education. During this time the student transitions from didactic lectures and student laboratories to learning to function in the clinical setting. They receive training in all disciplines in respiratory therapy and become a healthcare professional and part of the healthcare team. Dedicated clinical instructors in each discipline teach them, mentor them, and serve as role models.

The following facilities serve as clinical affiliates for the Department of Respiratory Care:

Sites in San Antonio

Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital Northeast Baptist Hospital Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center Saint Luke's Baptist Hospital Total Care Therapeutics
Compass Hospital of San Antonio SAMMC Institute of Surgical Research University Hospital, Brady Green
Kindred Hospitals San Antonio Military Medical Center University Hospital, Medical Center
Methodist Hospital Sleep Therapy & Research Center VA Med, Audie Murphy Memorial
Mission Trails Baptist Hospital South Texas Veterans Health Warm Springs
NEISD Asthma Program Southwest Foundation f/Bio Res Wilford Hall
North Central Baptist Hospital Southwest General Hospital

Sites Outside of San Antonio

Dell Children's Medical Center - Austin, Tx King Abdul-Aziz Medical City Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
University Medical Center Brackenridge - Austin, Tx Tri-City Community Hospital - Jourdanton, TX
Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MA Sid Peterson Hospital - Kerrville, TX
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA Doctor's Hospital of Laredo - Laredo, TX
College Station Medical Center - College Station, TX Laredo Medical Center - Laredo, TX
Driscoll Children's Hospital - Corpus Christi, TX Laredo Specialty Hospital - Laredo, TX
Baylor Medical Center - Dallas, TX McAllen Medical Center - McAllen, TX
Driscoll Children's Hospital - Corpus Christi, TX Florida Hospital Medical Center - Orlando, FA
Parkland Health & Hospital - Dallas TX Phoenix Children's Hospital - Phoenix, AZ
Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen, TX LSU Health Science Center - Shreveport, LA
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital - Houston, TX Barnes-Jewish Hospital - St. Louis, MO
Methodist Hospital - Houston, TX Chang Gung University - Taipei, Taiwan
Texas Children's Hospital - Houston, TX Scott & White Memorial Hospital - Waco, TX
Texas Heart Institute - Houston, TX