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We’re creating the next generation of innovators, advocates, caregivers and life-savers. Founded in 1999 to bring together the health professions of Texas A&M, our relatively young, nimble attitude allows us to keep up with a rapidly evolving health care landscape, while not abandoning our land-grant origins. Through cutting-edge medical research, service and education, we’re addressing the health care needs of the 21st century.

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Texas A&M, 59th Medical Wing partner for medical education

The U.S. Air Force and Texas A&M formalize partnership to establish the Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing as a clinical training site for medical students Read more

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We educate.

It’s more than a theory—we’re doing everything we can to improve health and health care delivery. With leaders across our professional and graduate programs, we’re creating a new approach to health care education and revolutionizing how it’s delivered.

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We innovate.

Every new challenge presents an opportunity for Aggies to blaze a trail, and in health care and medical research, those opportunities are vast. Our researchers are forging paths to discovery with a common goal in mind: improving human health.

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We serve.

Health care is an opportunity for selfless service unlike any other. We’re dedicated to the education of the next generation, and we’re addressing the many medical care needs of patients through integration with communities.

Making What If Possible

For us, “what if” is not a simple question. It’s what we wake up for. At Texas A&M Health Science Center, we find solutions to the seemingly impossible questions facing health care. We ask “what if” and then we make it possible.

Our priorities

Founded by the Morril Act of 1862, Texas A&M University was created to serve. Today, we lead the way for health care in the 21st century. We have identified three priority areas that honor our land-grant roots and keep service at the core of our mission.

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Rural population health

We’re bringing health care where it’s needed most. Through our keen focus on rural populations and innovative care delivery, we’re eliminating health disparities throughout Texas.

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Military health

We honor Texas A&M University’s rich military legacy. Through our unique relationship with the military academies and veteran populations, we’re improving the lives of military members and their families.

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Innovation through engineering

We make the impossible, possible—by creating systems and technologies that address health care’s greatest challenges, and bringing together the brightest minds in health care and engineering.

"The land-grant university system is being built on behalf of the people, who have invested in these public universities their hopes, their support and their confidence.”
Abraham Lincoln

The Morrill Act of 1862 was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln and allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges in the United States using the proceeds of federal land sales.

Our core values

Six core values embedded in the culture at Texas A&M are put to work and proven in practice every day. With loyalty, integrity, excellence, leadership, respect and selfless service driving our community, we build role models and leaders who set the example for the world. See our core values in action:

Alva O. Ferdinand, JD, DPH

School of Public Health

Alva O. Ferdinand has both a JD and a doctorate of public health. Her work on distracted driving was recently awarded an Academy Health Outstanding Dissertation, which honors an exceptional scientific contribution from a doctoral thesis in health services research or health policy.

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Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD

Health Science Center

As a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, Dr. Pettigrew heads Texas A&M’s Engineering Health (EnHealth) initiative, the nation’s first program to fully integrate engineering into health-related education. Pettigrew also serves as executive dean for EnMed, the engineering medicine track in partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Craig Borchardt, PhD

College of Medicine

Caring for patients at the end of their lives is one of the more difficult things a health care provider does, but Craig Borchardt does so with integrity and teaches future physicians to do the same. In addition to his role as president and chief executive officer of Hospice Brazos Valley, a non-profit based community hospice serving 17 counties, he is also co-director of the Becoming A Physician II course.

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Shelley White-Corey, MSN

College of Nursing

As a women's health care nurse practitioner, Shelley White-Corey respects the women she cares for their unique circumstances and health needs. She uses her skills from a specialty certification in obstetrics and fetal monitoring to help women become and stay healthy throughout their lives and especially during pregnancy.

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Indra Reddy, PhD

College of Pharmacy

Indra Reddy has served as the dean of the Rangel College of Pharmacy since its founding in 2006. Under his leadership, the college has grown and now includes a College Station campus, in addition to the original campus in Kingsville.

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Mark Ahlenius, MD

College of Medicine

Mark Ahlenius, a recent graduate completing a residency in pediatrics at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, serves his country as a United States Army Captain. He also serves the children he treats, as well as the families and communities that support them, as he seeks to improve their health.

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Our commitment to Texas

With programs in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences, we are one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation. And our geographic makeup is just as wide-ranging. Campus locations and community outreach programs span the state, providing connectivity to and potential impact in nearly every county in Texas.

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              8 campus locations.
              26 degree programs.
              40+ major clinical affiliates.
              Diverse experiences for our students.
              97 affiliate residency programs.
              254 counties reached though community and telehealth programs.
              3,200 health professions students.
              360,000+ annual direct contacts made though community education.
              Locations in Bryan, College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Kingsville, McAllen, Round Rock and Temple.