College of Medicine 4th Annual Open House for the Brazos Valley
On Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine will host its 4th Annual Open House for the community and for students interested in a career in medicine. The event will be held at the Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building on the West Campus of Texas A&M University, at the corner of University Drive and Agronomy Road/Olsen Road in College Station. This year’s open house is sponsored by First National Bank.
Activities, exhibits, medical lectures and demonstrations include the following:
- 20th Annual Healthy Heart Run benefitting the American Heart Association, organized by the College of Medicine’s Sports Medicine Club and the student chapter of the Texas Medical Association (TMA).
- Participants can sign up for 5K and 10K Runs and a 5K Walk.
- Races start at 7:30 a.m., on March 29, at Joe H. Reynolds Medical Building, Parking Lot 73.
- From 6:30 to 7: 15 a.m., participants can pick up their t-shirt, number, and race packet.
- Pre-registration entry fee is $15, and day-of registration entry fee is $20.
- Age group top place winners will receive trophies and prizes.
- Parking is free.
The College of Medicine, founded in 1973, offers students an excellent medical education experience through collaborative affiliations and combined resources and expertise from private, state and federal health care agencies. Training future physicians to be on the leading edge of knowledge, skill and patient care in all areas of medicine is the College of Medicine’s objective.
The college has trained a significant number of primary care physicians, with more than 60 percent of its graduates entering primary care residencies. Students associate closely with senior faculty and researchers in all phases of the curriculum and have clerkships at Scott & White Memorial Hospital & Clinic and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple; Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood; and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.