|University of Texas|
School of Medicine
at San Antonio
|Location||San Antonio, Texas|
|Enrollment||901 students (2010)|
The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio is one of twelve medical schools in the state of Texas. It is located on the main campus of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, d/b/a UT Health San Antonio is an institute of health science education and research located in the South Texas Medical Center, the medical district of the U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas. It is a component of the University of Texas System.
The school's budget in 2009 was $415 million.
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The school's main teaching hospital is the University Health System, and was ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. in kidney disorders in 2010.
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The departments are:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Radiology is the second largest academic department in Radiological Sciences in the United States. Its Graduate Program in Radiological Sciences offers graduate training in various tracks, including Medical Physics, Radiation biology, Medical Health Physics, and Neuroimaging. In addition the educational enterprise includes an accredited radiology residency program and a number of fellowships.
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The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is the graduate medical school of the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California. It was the third medical school in the University of California system and is the only medical school in the San Diego metropolitan area. It is closely affiliated with the medical centers that are part of UC San Diego Health.
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Richard P. Usatine is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. He is Assistant Director of Medical Humanities Education at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has devoted his life to providing compassionate care for underserved populations nationally and globally. His teaching and writing has served to advance humanism in medicine and advocate for social justice. His passion for photography has led him to create over 25,000 clinical images now being in many books, monographs, journal articles and educational websites.
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