Nursing student encourages classmates to put patients first in their new careers

May 9, 2022

Graduating from the School of Nursing on May 21 is an accomplishment Fernando Anaya-Vasquez could not have imagined five years ago. Growing up in an immigrant family presented many challenges, including financial strains, frequent moves, cultural barriers and at times, isolation. However, these all factored into making him stronger in earning his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Expanded Physician Assistant Studies program designed to help Laredo area’s health care provider shortage

May 5, 2022

In an effort to help address the shortage of health care providers in the Laredo area, UT Health San Antonio’s School of Health Professions has expanded its nationally recognized Master of Physician Assistant (MPAS) program to the UT Education and Research Center at Laredo campus. “The idea is to provide a vehicle for people from the Laredo and Webb County area […]




UT Health San Antonio to graduate 1,000 health care providers and scientists

May 5, 2022

More than 1,000 students — 807 in May and 224 this summer — have applied to graduate from UT Health San Antonio, according to preliminary figures. “Amid the reports of high health care worker burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is heartening to see each of these committed graduates moving out to serve society as […]

Graduates celebrate at the 2021 UT Health San Antonio commencement ceremony.




Dental graduate’s worldview drives passion for access to care

April 21, 2022

As she prepares to graduate from the School of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree this May, Alaa Diab says personal experiences with access to care has shaped her view on health care and instills a passionate involvement in community outreach and advocacy.