Medicine

Texas A&M medical student holding the hand of an elderly patient who received bad news.

Collaborative curriculum: Students develop palliative care scenarios

In the wake of a family crisis with her grandmother, Georgina De la Garza's family turned to her to assess the difficult decisions. Despite a few lectures on palliative care in her first year of medical school, De la Garza was unsure of how to handle such situations. The realization that there was much more for her to learn, for her sake and for the sake of her patients, guided her desire to assist in the development of new experiential training.

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College of Medicine student named 2015 Tillman Scholar

Michael Weipert, third-year medical student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, was recently announced as one of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2015 Tillman Scholars. The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

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Texas A&M medical students begin inaugural training experience at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas Medical Center

A partnership between Houston Methodist Hospital and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is offering aspiring physicians and clinician scientists a unique educational opportunity in the Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Susan Bailey

Texas A&M College of Medicine alum elected to American Medical Association leadership position

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine former student, Susan Rudd Bailey, M.D. ‘81, was elected speaker of the American Medical Association House of Delegates. Bailey, who served on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, brings the Aggie spirit of service to the legislative and policy-making body of the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Texas A&M Health Science Center celebrates largest graduating class in history

Texas A&M Health Science Center graduated 639 students at commencement ceremonies across the state last month. This is the largest graduating class to date, and is indicative of Texas A&M’s commitment to educate exceptional health care leaders in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences.

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An Aedes japonicus mosquito has pierced human skin and is sucking blood.

Fast Facts: West Nile virus 101

The influx of rain this season has caused severe flooding across the Southeast, particularly in Texas and Oklahoma. Rushing water is dangerous, but when water stops moving, it creates the perfect breeding ground for something just as threatening: West Nile virus bearing mosquitoes.

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Dr. Paul Ogden teaching students

Dr. Paul Ogden assumes helm at Texas A&M Health Science Center

Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young announced that Paul E. Ogden, M.D., has assumed the role of interim executive vice president and acting chief executive officer for Texas A&M Health Science Center effective June 1, 2015.

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Photo of a woman drinking a bottle of water in the sun.

7 Tips for having a safe, cool summer

As the summer season begins, temperatures soar and the risk of heat exhaustion increases. Dr. Gill of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine offers advice on how to avoid dehydration and heat illnesses.

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Person sitting at computer

Internet a tool, not replacement, for physician

We’re using the Internet more than ever – checking email, reading up on the latest news and sports scores, even obtaining health information. But regardless what we find about a malady or illness that may be affecting us or someone else, going online does not replace a personal consultation with a physician, says the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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