Within these walls, future physicians meet their first patients: cadavers. Anatomy is the bedrock of understanding with which these future physicians will treat thousands of patients. Those who donate their bodies understand the importance of this education. Likewise, students who learn from this process gain a deeper appreciation for the human body, and the human soul.
Krystha Cantu grew up in McAllen, Texas, a city in the Rio Grande Valley that is as southerly as South Texas gets. When Krystha, who attended Rice University as an undergraduate, applied for medical schools, she had no idea she’d be offered a full-ride, $100,000 scholarship to attend Texas A&M’s medical school in Bryan-College Station.
Dr. Paul Hicks, M.D., Ph.D. has been named Vice Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC)-College of Medicine’s Temple campus.
TAMHSC-COM students practice the doctor’s challenging role in end-of-life care: Delivering devastating news to patients and their loved ones, and telling patients what comes next when there is no curative path forward.
To help prepare tomorrow’s doctors for the changing landscape of medical practice and patient care, the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine has named Jim Donovan, M.D., as its first associate dean of clinical integration and practice transformation.