Future Magazine

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.

Featured Stories

NOW - A March 2018 photograph of the Long campus shows the density of development in the south Texas Medical center.

50 Years of Medicine: An Overview of the Past, Future

During its 50th year, the Long School of Medicine honors founding leaders and faculty members and its first graduates who began a history of excellence at the fledgling medical school.

THEN - In a traditional classroom setting in the 1970s, a professor lectures to students who are wearing their white coats.

50 Years of Academics: Main Mission Stays the Same

The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio opened Sept. 3, 1968, with its first 105 students. Now, more than 200 students graduate each year.

THEN - Glen A. Halff, M.D., who established the first civilian liver transplant program in South Texas, performs South Texas’ first liver transplant in 1992.

50 Years of Patient Care: Patients’ Interests Above All Else

Since opening its doors in 1968, teaching patient care has remained the main mission of the Long School of Medicine.

Barry M. Beller, M.D.

50 Years of Research: History of Trailblazers Taking Risks

Over the last 50 years, researchers have brought national and international acclaim to the university for developing lifesaving devices and medications.

At the school’s 2017 graduation, Jim L. Story (from left), M.D., founding faculty member; granddaughter Heidi Held McDonald, M.D., Class of 2017; daughter Kristin Story Held, M.D., Class of 1985; and granddaughter Holly Held Volz, M.D., Class of 2014, celebrate three generations and three graduations at the Long School of Medicine.

Family Legacy: A Story Held by Three Generations

Jim L. Story, M.D., dedicated 29 years to the Long School of Medicine. His family's ties to the school continued with the graduation of his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters.

(From left) Joseph R. Becker, M.D., and wife Emily Kaufmann Becker, M.D., both Class of 2005, join his parents Bunny Becker and Richard A. Becker, M.D., FACP, Class of 1971, at the President’s Gala in 2017.

Family Legacy: Beckers Share Love of Medicine

The Becker family has two generations and three graduates of the Long School of Medicine. Father, son and daughter-in-law have all shared their expertise teaching at the medical school.

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