Your Gift to Special Fund Helps Students Succeed

Student Education Enhancement Fund

If you would like to help support current and future medical students, please consider contributing to the Student Education Enhancement Fund, which is overseen by the Long School of Medicine.

The SEEF supports medical mission trips, community service learning initiatives, student study guides for Step 1 of USMLE,® and new equipment for clinical training.

For more information, contact Steven Reese, director of development and alumni, at 210-567-2598 or

Pavela ”Pavi“ G. Bambekova, Third-Year Medical Student

Pavela “Pavi” G. Bambekova
Third-Year Medical Student

Receiving Step 1 resources is very valuable. Step 1 can be an intimidating exam for medical students because it plays a large part in determining career paths. I was extremely anxious during my first year at the thought of taking Step 1. I remember trying to compile all the appropriate resources prior to the start of dedicated study time and receiving this gift was the best way to help me create my focused schedule for studying. I used the Step 1 guide every step of the way. A gift like this speaks a lot about our school. It supports us in this endeavor and helps us achieve our goals.”

David Shockey, Fourth-Year Medical Student

David Shockey
Fourth-Year Medical Student

Alumni support has personally played a direct role in my success and enjoyment here. With help from alumni, I was able to travel to Mount Everest Base Camp to conduct high altitude medical research and was able to bring much needed medical supplies to a rural Nepali village. This experience would have never happened without your support. I won’t forget the help I received and intend to pay it forward, just like you are doing today. By staying involved, you are shaping the medical landscape of the future.”

Jacob Hatch, Third-Year Medical Student

Jacob Hatch
Third-Year Medical Student

One of the highlights of my education here has been the opportunity to be a part of the MSTAR (Medical Student Training in Aging Research) program sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. I had two abstracts accepted for presentations at prestigious conferences but didn’t have the money to travel. The Alumni Office generously gave me the funds so I could present at a conference in Florida. I am extremely grateful to alumni for helping me reach this important milestone in my career that has enriched my education and motivated me to continue to achieve as a researcher.”

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In the 2018 issue of Future

Future is the official magazine of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Read and share inspiring stories highlighting our medical alumni, faculty and students who are revolutionizing education, research, patient care and critical services in the communities they serve.

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