Neurosurgeon among School of Medicine professors to visit local schools for 2013 Doctors’ Day
To commemorate National Doctors’ Day, physicians from the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio will tell young people their personal stories of how they were drawn to the profession and what it takes to become a doctor.
School visits will occur Wednesday, March 27, throughout the day. A media opportunity is offered starting at 8:45 a.m. with David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, professor and chairman of neurosurgery at the Health Science Center. Dr. Jimenez will visit Whittier Middle School, a health and science charter school in the San Antonio Independent School District.
Twenty-five schools will receive visiting doctors; Whittier Middle School is at 2101 Edison Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78201.
Dr. Jimenez is an internationally recognized pediatric neurosurgery expert who performs surgery and research focused on both pediatric and general neurosurgery. His lifesaving skills have been reported in numerous media reports. For visuals, he will bring a model of the skull and brain and wear his UT Medicine San Antonio white coat. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine.
This year’s speakers represent a wide range of specialties, including dermatology, emergency medicine, family and community medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, pediatric specialties, psychiatry, radiology and surgery.
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 www.uthscsa.edu.