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Hispanic Center Of Excellence


  1. To develop a large competitive applicant pool through linkages with institutions of higher education, local school districts, and other community-based entities and establish an educational pipeline for health professions careers.
  2. To establish, strengthen, or expand programs to enhance the academic performance of URM students attending TTUHSC PLFSOM.
  3. To train, recruit, and retain URM faculty.
  4. To improve access to information resources, increase student participation in clinical education experiences, and implement new curricula related to Hispanic health care issues.
  5. To facilitate faculty and student research on health issues particularly affecting the Hispanic community.
  6. To carry out a program that trains students of the school in providing health care services to a significant number of URMs at community-based health facilities that provide such health care services and are located at a site away from the main teaching facilities of the school.