Kids, the doctor will see you now

Students 6-18 to meet School of Medicine M.D.’s on Doctors’ Day

On National Doctors’ Day, the doctor is in — and it’s show-and-tell time at area schools! Physicians from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will make house calls to the schools to share how they were drawn to medicine and what it takes to become a doctor. Students 6-18 will interact with more than 25 physicians who care for patients through UT Medicine San Antonio, the clinical practice of the School of Medicine.

National Doctors’ Day: Friday, March 30, throughout the day.

More than two dozen high schools, middle schools and elementary schools

School of Medicine faculty speakers representing a wide range of specialties: cardiology, dermatology, family and community medicine, medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology and surgery.

Possibilities for media coverage include:

  • Francisco González-Scarano, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, professor of neurology and vice president for medical affairs at the Health Science Center, speaking at Health Careers High School (4646 Hamilton Wolfe, San Antonio 78229) at 2:45 p.m. Dean González staffs a clinic for multiple sclerosis patients at the Medical Arts & Research Center, the flagship location of UT Medicine.
  • Carlos Rosende, M.D., vice dean for clinical affairs in the School of Medicine, professor of ophthalmology, and president and chief executive officer of UT Medicine San Antonio, speaking at Scobee Elementary (11223 Cedar Park, San Antonio 78249) at 8:30 a.m.
  • S. Hinan Ahmed, M.D., assistant professor of interventional cardiology and adjunct assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, speaking at Stevens High School (600 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio 78251) at 9 a.m.
  • Brian Eastridge, M.D., clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and colonel in the U.S. Army, speaking at Tuscany Heights Elementary School (25001 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio 78258) at 9:45 a.m. Col. Eastridge was deployed three times to support combat operations Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom as a U.S Army Reserve surgeon. He is a leader in trauma system development on the battlefield, including improved resuscitation strategies for casualties.
  • Barbara J. Turner M.D., M.S.Ed., M.A., FACP, professor of medicine at the Health Science Center, director of health outcomes research, University Health System, and director of the Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) Center, speaking at Fox Tech High School (637 N. Main Ave., San Antonio 78205) at 1 p.m.



UT Medicine San Antonio is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. With more than 700 doctors – all faculty from the School of Medicine – UT Medicine is the largest medical practice in Central and South Texas, with expertise in more than 60 different branches of medicine. Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine’s clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229. Most major health plans are accepted, and there are clinics and physicians at several local and regional hospitals, including CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, University Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. Call (210) 450-9000 to schedule an appointment, or visit the Web site at for a complete listing of clinics and phone numbers.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, one of the country’s leading health sciences universities, ranks in the top 3 percent of all institutions worldwide receiving U.S. federal funding. Research and other sponsored program activity totaled $231 million in fiscal year 2011. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced approximately 26,000 graduates. The $736 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

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