Doctors’ Day visits taking place today at area schools
WHAT: In one of the grandest show-and-tell operations of the year, more than 4,000 students in Bexar County will have the opportunity to hear from medical doctors who visit their schools. The School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is sending more than 20 physicians to area campuses.
WHO: Sarah Page-Ramsey, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is among the physicians going to a school to tell students how and why she entered medicine. It is the hope that many of her young listeners will choose medicine, nursing, dentistry, a related health profession or health science research as a career.
WHEN: 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
WHERE: Dr. Page-Ramsey will visit the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave., San Antonio, TX 78201.
NOTES: According to data provided by the schools, it is expected that Health Science Center faculty physicians will speak before nearly 3,000 high school students, more than 1,000 middle school students and more than 250 elementary students. Faculty are also presenting before more than 750 students in Rio Grande Valley schools for a grand total reached of 5,000.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 13 percent of academic institutions receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced more than 29,000 graduates. The $787.7 million operating budget supports eight campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. For more information on the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit www.uthscsa.edu.