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University of Texas at San Antonio (School of Medicine)

Our School is relatively young, approaching only its 40 th year of operation. In this relatively short time, however, many of the School's programs in education, research, and clinical service have grown in excellence and national prominence.

We offer a rigorous and highly articulated curriculum in a supportive and convivial setting for our students. Research at the School is growing and, in conjunction with partnerships within the Health Science Center and research institutions in San Antonio, is driving new discoveries which will pave the way to more hopeful tomorrows.

Clinical programs are also thriving. Strong partnerships with the University Health System, the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, and the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa System, as well as BAMC and Wilford Hall, provide a rewarding environment for clinical service and are a rich resource for both our learners and investigators. Hallmarks of clinical excellence now include superb trauma capability, transplantation, geriatrics, diabetes, and urology. Exciting new programs in cancer therapy, heart disease, and neurosurgery are now expanding.

Certain principles animate our work: a devotion to the sick and their families, a dedication to always seeking answers to the most vexing scientific questions, and fidelity to the concept we will provide the best education for all of our students. I hope you will get some sense of this dynamic spirit as you visit the website. While our emergence as a leader in medical education, research, and clinical care has come for our institution at a relatively young age, it is our collective pledge that our School will continue to strive for excellence in all that we do.

Essential abilities are academic performance requirements that refer to those physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the medical curriculum and the development of personal attributes required by the faculty at graduation.

The essential abilities required by the curriculum are in the following areas: intellectual (conceptual, integrative, and quantitative abilities for problem solving and diagnosis), behavioral and social, communication, motor, and sensory.

In addition, the medical student must demonstrate ethical standards and a professional demeanor in dealing with peers, faculty, staff and patients.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of 18 components of The University of Texas System.
UTHSCSA is comprised of six campuses in San Antonio and South Texas.
The Main Campus is located on more than 100 acres in the heart of San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Center. A few blocks away is the University’s 30-acre North Campus, with the 103- acre Texas Research Park Campus in northwest San Antonio. UTHSCSA’s South Texas campuses are located in Harlingen, Laredo, and Edinburg.
Approximately 2,700 students are enrolled in the Health Science Center’s five schools — the Medical School, the School of Allied Health Sciences, the Dental School, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Nursing. Also, programs leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Masters in Public Health are jointly conducted with other components of The University
of Texas System.

In addition, there are more than 200 individuals pursuing
post-doctoral education and several hundred medical interns training at the institution. Approximately $85 million is sponsored annually in research and contract programs. The interdisciplinary aspect of research and patient care is regarded as one of the University’s great strengths. The University’s locations on the northwest side of San Antonio are accessible to those who study and work in the Medical Center complex as well as to patients. Interstate 10 and the city’s major thoroughfare, Loop 410, converge about one mile from the Main and North campuses. The Health Science Center enjoys a
suburban setting, away from congested traffic areas. Built on areas covered with native oak trees, the campuses are designed to preserve large spaces of grass and trees, with the San Antonio campuses overlooking views of the famous Texas Hill Country.

Outdoor recreational facilities are located on the southwest corner of the campus and include a one-half-mile track, a softball diamond, volleyball courts, tennis courts, playing fields, and a picnic area. An indoor exercise room featuring various types of exercise apparatus is located on the first floor of the Dental School building. Yearround intramurals feature softball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, and basketball leagues.

The Briscoe Library’s collection contains approximately
200,000 books and journal volumes and 2,100 serial
subscriptions. Housed in a 93,000 square-foot multilevel
facility in the center of the main campus, the library serves as the primary source and repository of information for the learning, research, and health care functions of the Health Science Center, and as a laboratory where students may acquire information literacy skills. The collection covers the broad range of all health-related sciences — dentistry, medicine, nursing, and basic sciences. MEDLINE and other
computer databases are available in the library and via
remote access and can be searched on the powerful, userfriendly OVID System. The Library Computer Center
provides non-print media as well as computers and
software for student use. Satellite library facilities are
located at the University Health Center — Downtown
Brady Green Library, and at various sites in South Texas.

School name:University of Texas at San AntonioSchool of Medicine
Address:7703 Floyd Curl Drive
Zip & city:TX 78229-3900 Texas

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School of Medicine Courses


* Biochemistry
* Neuroscience
* Clinical Integration
* Physiology
* Gross Anatomy & Embryology
* Microbiology
* Microscopic Anatomy


* Behavioral Science
* Psychopathology
* Advanced Clinical Evaluation Skills
* Pharmacology
* Introduction to the Clinical Sciences I & II
* Pathology


* Emergency Medicine
* Surgery Clerkship
* Patient Rehabilitation
* Medicine Clerkship
* Clinical Radiology
* Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship
* Basic CPR
* Interpretation of ECG
* Family Practice Clerkship
* Psychiatry Clerkship
* Pediatrics Clerkship


* Electives :
- Required Didactic Period
- Medical Jurisprudence
- Advanced CPR
- Infectious Diseases
* Required Selectives
- Clinical Pathology
- Epidemiology
- Medical Genetics

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