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Students at Texas A&M International University in Laredo now have a clearer path to earning an advanced degree in five higher-paying and much needed health professions in South Texas

September 2017

TAMIU and UT Health San Antonio signed a memorandum of understanding Sept. 8 for an early acceptance program beginning this fall.

Through the agreement, first-time TAMIU freshmen will be guided through courses and other requirements needed to earn a Bachelor of Science degree at TAMIU. After meeting the necessary requirements and a successful application process, students will then enter one of four master's degree programs or a doctoral degree program in the School of Health Professions at UT Health.

The programs include master's degrees in Physician Assistant Studies, Respiratory Care, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Occupational Therapy, as well as the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

"This agreement will provide a roadmap for successful entry into our health professions programs through TAMIU," said UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP. "Students will know exactly which courses, volunteer work, applications and grade point averages are needed to meet entrance requirements, providing cost savings to students and their families. And the best part is that each student's success will translate into better health care for every patient they serve in the future," he said.

"This initiative has remarkable relevance for our students and the provision of health care in our region. Partnering with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio helps ensure that this collaboration provides TAMIU students with a broad range of high-impact and high-income degree options after they complete their Bachelor of Science degree here. It's a natural complement to our other health programs," added Dr. Pablo Arenaz, TAMIU president.

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Regional Deans receives community recognition

August 2017

campus EventDr. Gladys C. Keene together with her husband Dr. Roger Keene received a recognition for their commitment and service to the Laredo community. In a formal dinner at the IBC Annex, Dr. Roger and Gladys Keene received the 2017 Catholic Charities Honorees Award given to outstanding citizens from Laredo and surrounding areas. For more information please send us an email to or call us at (956)523-7473

Students from LISD Rising Starts Program spend the day at the UT Health San Antonio - Regional Campus

July 2017

campus EventA total of 30 students spent the day at the Regional Campus this past summer. The students are part of the LISD Rising Stars Program that promote careers in the STEM Field. During this event, the students learned about the Diabetes and Obesity research (CRU), the academic programs offered by the School of Health Professions, and many important topics related to dental and health topics. For more information about campus tours, please send us an email to or call us at (956)523-7473

Updated: 9/15/2017
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