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Theatre of the Oppressed

University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to participate in a truly unique exercise. Dr. Austin O’Carroll of the North Dublin City General Practitioner Training Programme came to the Fertitta Family College of Medicine to share the importance of understanding this quality and how to better serve our communities.

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First Medical Student of THI/UH Collaboration shares his Personal Heart Journey

HOUSTON (Sept. 19, 2023) — Lance Alexander McCoy, a determined and ambitious young man from Angleton, Texas, will be among the first graduates of the University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. Last month, McCoy also became the first UH student to participate in the new cardiology rotation training program led by Jorge Escobar, MD, an interventional cardiologist and director of Undergraduate Medical Education at The Texas Heart Institute®.

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UH Medical Students Working with Community Organizations to Improve Maternal Health in Houston

Black and Native American women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complication than white women. More than 80 percent of these deaths are potentially preventable. 2022-23 Albert Schweitzer fellows Breanna Chachere, Zikora Stephens, and Taylor Jackson launched their fellowship project MatCHrescence.

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Leading by Example: UH's Latino Student Leaders in the Spotlight During National Hispanic Heritage Month

Oscar-winning film “Encanto” … billion-dollar business The Honest Company … the artificial heart … Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton.” These success stories have something in common—Latinos were the driving force behind all of them.

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UH Medical Student Appointed to National Medical Student Organization’s Board

Jalyce Taylor, a third-year medical student at the UH Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, was appointed to the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) board of directors at the 2022 SNMA Annual Medical Education Conference. She will serve as the co-chairperson for the International Affairs Committee.

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UH Medical Students Making a Difference as Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Four University of Houston medical students were selected for the 2022-23 class of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a year-long service-learning program focused on addressing the unmet health needs of underserved communities.

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STEM RISE 2022: UH Medical Students Step Up to Mentor Third Ward Students

The STEM Research Inquiry Summer Experience (RISE) program, in its second year, selected six University of Houston College of Medicine students as their 2022 STEM RISE Scholars.

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UH Medical Student Selected for National AIM Scholarship

Being a pioneer is bit of a tradition for Houstonian Breanna Chachere. In 2020, Chachere was picked as a member of the inaugural class for the new Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.  Now the second-year medical student is one of 20 student scholars chosen from around the nation for the inaugural cohort of the Alliance for Inclusion in Medicine (AIM) Scholarship Program.

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