City of Pharr Delivers Half a Million Dollars as Committed to the University of Texas RGV

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Dr. Guy Bailey, President of the University of Texas RGV, shakes hands with Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez, mayor of the City of Pharr. Mayor Hernandez had just delivered $500,000 commitment to help the medical school. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
Dr. Guy Bailey, President of the University of Texas RGV, shakes hands with Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez, mayor of the City of Pharr. Mayor Hernandez had just delivered $500,000 commitment to help the medical school.
Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

Strengthens relationship by supporting higher medical education

By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez 

As originally published by Mega Doctor News in its newsprint edition June 2017

Pharr, Texas— The City of Pharr continued its support of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine (SOM) by presenting the school with a check for $500,000 Tuesday, June 13. This is the second donation the City of Pharr has made to SOM as part of a memorandum of understanding UTRGV signed with Pharr and other local government entities in 2015. The City of Pharr has committed to giving $500,000 annually to support the School of Medicine until 2023, according to the memorandum of understanding (MOU).

Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez, mayor of the City of Pharr, has taken necessary measures to contribute towards the growth of medical education. The UTRGV medical school is encouraging students from the region to go through education related to medicine.

This effort provides an excellent opportunity for students to get into the medical industry. The City of Pharr will be able to see new doctors, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the future.

The UTRGV is now working hand in hand with the Mayor. As a result, all the facilities at the medical school are developed, and students are provided with an appropriate atmosphere for learning.

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Dr. Guy Bailey is the President of UTRGV, and he says that the outcome of his medical school can deliver promising results to the society. Guy Bailey was not born in the region, but as soon as he moved to the Valley, he realized the effective leadership that guides the entire city forward.

Dr. Bailey also highlights that the positive results that the community is experiencing are due to a collaborative effort of many individuals.

He is overall satisfied by the contribution given by everyone towards the development of UTRGV and looking forward to receiving that support in the future as well. Dr. Bailey also highlighted that the Physician Assistant program at UTRGV is doubling in size.

He said, “If the number of physician assistants double, it would create a tremendous positive impact on the healthcare industry.” He continued, “Therefore, it would be one of the best steps that can contribute towards the betterment of the healthcare service in the City of Pharr.” He added, “UTRGV is in the process of delivering these results, and people who live in the City of Pharr will soon be able to enjoy them.”

He also mentioned that clinical practices are also being offered with the highest possible standards and as a result, the UTRGV medical school has a better future ahead of it.

Dr. Steven Lieberman, Interim Dean of the medical school.
Dr. Steven Lieberman, Interim Dean of the medical school.

The interim Dean of Medical School, Dr. Steven Lieberman highlighted the fact that the school of medicine is providing a tremendous contribution towards the region. “An excellent opportunity has been provided for the people who live in this area, and they just need to go ahead and grab that opportunity.”

He also noted that the number of students who show an interest towards enrolling to the UTRGV medical school has also increased during the past year.

Dr. Lieberman also pointed out that the faculty of medicine not just provides doctors to the valley, it can also help people in the valley to make their lives easy. “When the medical school grows, the clinical programs available for the people would widen. As a result, they will not have to go through the hassle of moving out of the region,” he said.

Follow this link to see the MOU, Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of and funding for The University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. MDN