Texas A&M Health Science Center
2013 (merged with Texas A&M University)
|Vice-president||Carrie L. Byington, M.D.|
|Location||Bryan, Texas, USA|
The Texas A&M Health Science Center, a component of Texas A&M University, offers health professions education in dentistry, medicine, nursing, biomedical sciences, public health, and pharmacy. It was established in 1999 as an independent institution of the Texas A&M University System and received accreditation in December 2002 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees. The institution merged with Texas A&M University proper on July 12, 2013.
The Texas A&M Health Science Center offers programs on a "distributed" (geographically dispersed) model, with two simulation centers for practice learning. It has six academic colleges in different locations across Texas:
- the Texas A&M College of Dentistry at Dallas
- the College of Medicine campuses at Bryan, Temple, Dallas, Houston, and Round Rock
- the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences campuses at College Station, Temple and Houston
- the School of Public Health at College Station
- the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy at Kingsville
- the College of Nursing in Bryan, Texas and Round Rock
The Health Science Center offers a variety of bachelor (B.S.), master (M.S.), and doctoral degrees in a range of topic areas including dentistry, public health, biomedical sciences, pharmacy and nursing.
The College of Medicine offers students an M.D./Ph.D. combined program which leads to both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in addition to a new program called the M.D. Plus Program which allows students to pursue a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biomedical Science, a M.S. in Education of Healthcare Professionals or a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in addition to the M.D. degree.
The School of Public Health has Master of Public Health, M.P.H., Master of Science in Public Health, M.S.P.H., Master of Health Administration, M.H.A., Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research, Ph.D., and Doctor of Public Health, Dr.P.H. degrees for students to choose from.
Students at the College of Nursing can select from the Traditional B.S.N. degree for students completing two years of prerequisite coursework, or the Second Degree B.S.N. for students with a previous bachelor's degree in another field, or the RN-to-B.S.N. online degree. In addition, the College of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) to students who already possess a B.S.N. Courses occur entirely online, so students can balance other responsibilities with furthering their education. Plans to expand the program to include a RN-to-M.S.N. track are underway.
The School of Graduate Studies offers Master’s and doctoral programs in biomedical sciences and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Education for Health Professionals.
Texas A&M College of Dentistry gives students the option of picking from a Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S. degree, Advanced Dental Education, M.S./Certificate, Dental Hygiene, B.S. degree, or an Oral Biology, M.S. degree.
Students at the College of Pharmacy can pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharm.D. degree.
The Clinical Learning Resource Center
The Clinical Learning Resource Center is a simulated hospital environment with the latest tools and technology that serves to train and educate students by giving them hands-on experience. It assures students realistic training and is designed down to the most minute detail to mimic a hospital wards and clinic offices complete with an operating room, emergency room, intensive care unit, nursery, labor and delivery room, physical diagnosis room, dedicated hospital rooms, examination rooms, nurses station, medication room, and simulated home environment.
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