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UT-Health, TAMIU LEAP Program Participants Admitted to Health Sciences Graduate Programs Posted: 3/04/20

UT-Health, TAMIU LEAP Program Participants Admitted to Health Sciences Graduate Programs

 

UT Health SA
 

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students are reaping the rewards of participating in the Laredo Early Acceptance Program (LEAP).

Three LEAP applicants were recently accepted into the School of Health Professions (SHP) at UT Health San Antonio.

TAMIU students were accepted into various SHP programs including  Austin Fierro and Alexa Alvarez, Occupational Therapy program; Carolina Gómez-Salinas, Physician Assistant Studies program; and Eduardo Siller, Medical Laboratory Sciences program.  

Currently, 10 LEAP participants are involved in the initiative. Students who qualify earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, and enter into one of the School of Health Professions’ graduate programs.

Eduardo Siller
Eduardo Siller

Program participants can be accepted into one of five programs, including the Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Respiratory Care, Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, or Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Before admission to the program, applicants must have been enrolled as a first-time freshman at the University, earn a minimum GPA of 3.2, complete 24-semester credit hours, including 12 semester credit hours in specific science and math prerequisite courses. They must also complete 20 hours working, volunteering, or observing in a health care field related to their corresponding graduate program.

Upon entry into the program, recipients receive academic advising and guidance from UT Health faculty and admission officers. Students also have the opportunity to visit UT Health San Antonio campus and meet with their faculty members.

For additional information on the UT Health San Antonio Laredo Early Acceptance Program application process, contact Dr. Michael Kidd, TAMIU Pre-Health Professions Advisor, at 956.326.2585, michael.kidd@tamiu.edu, or visit offices in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 312. 

For more on the UT Health San Antonio Laredo Early Acceptance Program graduate programs, contact Melina Benavidez, Director of Admissions, at 210.567.6220 or via email at benavidezm2@uthscsa.edu.

TAMIU is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and its 25th Anniversary at its north Laredo campus throughout 2020. A dedicated website shares the University’s remarkable transformation from a hybrid upper-level University to a full doctoral degree-granting University with over 29,000 graduates worldwide that enrolls over 8,400 students. Visit the calendar of Anniversary events, explore the University’s timeline, review alumni profiles and more at tamiu.edu/50

For more on the University’s story, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

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TAMIU-LEAP students accepted into the School of Health Professions at UT Health San Antonio programs are, from left Alexa Alvarez, Austin Fierro, and Carolina Gómez-Salinas. LEAP student Eduardo Siller was also accepted (not pictured). 

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