Office for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs

Compact with Texans
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

Revised August 2008

 

Introduction

This Compact with Texans is provided in accordance with Senate Bill 1563, 76th Texas Legislature. The Compact for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a commitment between the institution and the citizens of Texas to provide assurance that students, our primary customers, have input into the academic programs and services of the Health Science Center, and that each student's concern is handled in a timely fashion by the appropriate individual.

 

Services Offered

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio comprises of five schools offering programs in biomedical sciences and health professions. The certificate and degree programs offered are accessible on the University’s Student Services website located at http://studentservices.uthscsa.edu/prospects_degreescertificates.aspx#topofpage

 

Customer Service Principles

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers its students, who will become competent, productive, ethical, and socially responsive practicing health professionals, the opportunity to have the highest quality health professions education possible. We strive to maintain an academic environment that is supportive of students in their pursuit of knowledge and professional development. We take pride in developing the next generation of health professionals for South Texas and beyond.

 

The Health Science Center believes that in most cases complaints and other concerns from students should be handled within 30 business days from initial contact with the appropriate official listed below. Certain issues may require a shorter or longer turn-around time for resolution; these issues and their respective procedures and schedules are provided in the Health Science Center's Official Catalog and in each school's handbook, under the sections marked "grievances." Responses to students may be provided by letter, electronic message, telephone call, or personal interview, depending upon the severity and urgency of the issue.

 

Admissions Information

The admissions requirements for each degree and certificate program offered by the Health Science Center is published in each school's View Book. View Books may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar, Department of Student Services, at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7702, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900; phone number 210-567-2621. Admissions information also is available on the Health Science Center's Website. Generally, each school has a deadline before which applications for admissions and required supplemental information must be submitted. Some schools or programs also require applicant interviews. Most degree programs enroll beginning students in the fall semester.

 

Names and Contact Information

Individuals who have concerns about the application process may contact Dr. Denise Wilburn (interim Vice President), at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7720, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900; phone number 210-567-2004 and e-mail, .

 

Enrolled students who have concerns about their academic programs may contact the Dean of their respective school of enrollment.

 

Dental School

William W. Dodge, D.D.S.
Dean, Dental School
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7906
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-3160 TELEPHONE
(210) 567-6721 FAX
Dodge@uthscsa.edu

 

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

David S. Weiss, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7819
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
(210) 567-3709 TELEPHONE
(210) 567-3719 FAX
weissd@uthscsa.edu

 

School of Medicine

Francisco González-Scarano, M.D.
Dean, School of Medicine
and Vice President for Medical Affairs
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl, MC 7790
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
(210) 567-4422 TELEPHONE
(210) 567-3435 FAX
scarano@uthscsa.edu

 

School of Health Professions

David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT, FAARC, FASAHP
Dean, School of Health Professions
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6243
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
(210) 567-5800 TELEPHONE
(210) 567-4828 FAX
shelledy@uthscsa.edu

 

School of Nursing

Eileen T. Breslin, Phld., RN, WHNP-BC
Dean, School of Nursing
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7942
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
(210) 567-5800 TELEPHONE
(210) 567-5929 FAX
Breslin@uthscsa.edu