Community

A Life Committed to Service

Leo Lopez III, M.D. Class of 2015, is in his second year as a National Clinician Scholar at Yale University in Connecticut. While there, he will earn a master’s degree in health sciences.

For Leo Lopez III, M.D. Class of 2015, a brain injury in high school changed the trajectory of his life. This led him to earn his M.D. from the Long School of Medicine.

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Our Alumni Family: 13,578 Graduates

Our Alumni Family - 13,578 Graduates

The Long School of Medicine’s first graduating class was in 1970. Since that time, the school has awarded Doctor of Medicine degrees to 13,578 graduates.

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Students Pursue 2 Degrees, Help Underserved

Clarissa Meza (from left), Robert Delbello and Temiloluwa Adejuyigbe speak with Barbara Taylor (second from right), M.D., M.S., assistant dean for the dual-degree program.

Each year, approximately 20 medical students select to pursue their M.D. and M.P.H. degrees concurrently. Those earning the dual degrees are dedicated to addressing public health issues.

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Serving San Antonio and South Texas

Street Medicine Initiative Mobile Dental clinic at Haven for Hope in San Antonio
Dental students Seve Trujillo (from left), Aaron Ramon, Genesis Patino, Marian Rosado, Ed Mesa and Joel Elizondo provided cleanings and dental treatment to homeless patients through the Street Medicine Initiative at Haven for Hope in San Antonio.

For almost five decades, the School of Dentistry has made community outreach part of its educational curriculum. Students learn while helping patients who most need dental care.

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Street Medicine

Vidal G. Balderas, D.D.S., M.P.H. discusses patient cases with students
Vidal G. Balderas, D.D.S., M.P.H., director of the Primary Dental Care Program Rotation for the Homeless, discusses patient cases with students participating in the Street Medicine Initiative at Haven for Hope.

Dental and dental hygiene faculty and students are providing dental care to homeless residents who take shelter at the outdoor Courtyard at Haven for Hope.

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Refugee Clinic

Kelsey Reyes examines a patient
Fourth-year dental student Kelsey Reyes examines a patient who is holding her curious toddler. Reyes is the refugee clinic’s dental student leader for 2019 – 2020.

While providing oral health care to recent immigrants, dental and dental hygiene students gain knowledge of global health issues.

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Laredo Outreach

Claudia Cavazos, D.D.S.
Claudia Cavazos, D.D.S. Class of 1996, M.P.H., oversees residents who rotate at Gateway Community Health, Inc., in Laredo. She serves as the chief dental officer for its five dental clinics.

For more than 30 years, students have gained invaluable experience while caring for underserved patients in the border town of Laredo, Texas.

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Improving Oral Health in Africa

Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya
Dean Peter Loomer, his colleague Professor Yvonne Buischi and their team in Kenya are dedicated to disease prevention through education.

Dean Peter Loomer is dedicating his research to improving oral health care in Sub-Saharan Africa through preventive education programs.

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40 Years Dedicated to Education, Mission Trips

Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S.
Alumnus Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S., professor of comprehensive dentistry, is educating multiple generations of dentists, leading mission trips, and assuming national dentistry roles.

Alumnus Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S., has spent 40 years teaching students, caring for patients, and participating in mission outreach to improve oral health education.

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50 Years of Excellence in Care and Community Engagement

Throughout the years, nursing students attain invaluable experience while providing health care services to patients in a variety of settings.

The School of Nursing is dedicated to promoting health as an act of social justice. This mission is carried out through patient care and community engagement in San Antonio, South Texas and beyond.

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50 Years of Excellence with the Military

LEFT: Many of the students enrolled in graduate programs in the 1970s are members of the Armed Forces. RIGHT: Members of the 1987 faculty who were military reservists included (from top, back row) Maj. Don Johnson, Maj. Mary Kathryn Ross, Capt. Carol Ledbetter, Maj. Irene Poplin, and (from top, front row) Maj. Carolyn Gunning, Col. Barbara Lust and Lt. Col. Jean Johnson.

Since its inception in 1969, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio has enjoyed a long-standing, close partnership with the U.S. Armed Forces.

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50th Anniversary Timeline

Anniversary Timeline

50th Anniversary Timeline for the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio

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