TAMHSC addresses workforce shortage with most graduates ever

(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) — Helping to alleviate the state and national shortages in the health care workforce, the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) graduated 597 students at commencement ceremonies earlier this month across the state.

“On behalf of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, I offer sincere congratulations to our newest doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, public health workers and scientists,” said E.J. “Jere” Pederson, interim TAMHSC president and interim Texas A&M University System vice chancellor for health affairs. “The health care providers that comprise this largest group of graduates in our institution’s history will have an immediate impact on patients and communities across Texas and the United States by serving as leaders in their fields.”

Graduates from each component are as follows:

  • Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy – 79 students received a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).
  • College of Medicine/School of Graduate Studies – 136 students received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and 18 a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
  • College of Nursing – 96 students received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).
  • School of Rural Public Health – 65 students received a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), 23 a Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.), 1 a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) and 2 a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
  • Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry – 101 students received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), 11 a Master of Science (M.S.) in Oral Biology, 29 a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene, and 36 in various master’s degrees and certificates in specialty programs.
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