More than 900 to receive degrees at UT Health Science Center

SAN ANTONIO (May 9, 2013) — According to preliminary figures, 907 students are candidates for degrees or certificates this month at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

More than 220 medical students are projected to receive the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the School of Medicine and move forward into residency programs. Nearly 100 dental students are expected to receive the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree.

The School of Health Professions, which educates and trains physical therapists, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, clinical laboratory scientists and other professionals, is projected to graduate 285 students, including 60 with doctoral degrees and 66 with master’s degrees.

The School of Nursing currently is expected to award 73 master’s and doctoral degrees and 134 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is projected to award 59 degrees, including 12 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in several disciplines.

The commencement schedule with speakers follows:

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
When: May 24, 4 p.m.
Where: Holly Auditorium, UT Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
Speaker: Matthew Winkler, Ph.D., chairman and chief scientific officer, Asuragen Inc., Austin

School of Health Professions
When: May 25, 9 a.m.
Where: Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria
Speaker: James Larry Holly, M.D., alumnus of the School of Medicine, CEO of Southeast Texas Medical Associates, Beaumont

Dental School
When: May 25, 2 p.m.
Where: Bill Greehey Arena
Speaker: Teresa Ann Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., professor and dean, University of Florida College of Dentistry

School of Medicine
When: May 26, 9 a.m.
Where: Bill Greehey Arena
Speaker: Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

School of Nursing
When: May 26, 2 p.m.
Where: Bill Greehey Arena
Speaker: Antoinette Hays, Ph.D., RN, president of Regis College, Weston, Mass.

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 National Institutes of Health funding. The university’s schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have produced approximately 28,000 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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