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Distinguished Lecture: Academic/Military Medicine

Our Distinguished Lecture Series featuring the esteemed Dr. Dale Smith, Professor of Military Medicine & History at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. Professor Smith’s talk was titled, “Essential Synergy: Why We Must Strengthen the Academic and Military Medicine Partnership.” Dr. Smith emphasized the historical context about the benefits and synergies of the academic and military medicine partnership.

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Military Scholarship Inspires a New Way to Serve

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Jeff Marrs, a fourth-year dental student was inspired to pursue dentistry while serving his country in battle. A colleague encouraged him to apply for the Health Professions Scholarship program offered by the military. Upon graduation, Marrs will return to the military. Learn more about his journey.

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Tuskegee Airman and Dentist

From high school valedictorian to a record-setting athlete, a career military dentist and a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal for his service Eugene, “Gene” Derricotte, D.D.S has always known no bounds to his accomplishments.

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From Military Decorated Adversity to Dentistry

Roger Weed D.D.S. had a hand in the School of Dentistry from day one, though at one point in his career it was not clear he would be able to practice.  Dr. Weed was a highly decorated officer in the military who faced the adversity of almost losing both of his hands.  Through the diligence […]

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Military Heroes at UT Health San Antonio: Second Career

Roland Paquette, a former Purple Heart, continues his extraordinary journey as a Physician assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine. His own personal experiences allow him to empathize with patients in a unique manner.

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Military Heroes at UT Health San Antonio: School of Medicine

Medical Student Mara Sullivan’s values of uncompromised medical care for all are largely influenced by her military training.

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Military Heroes at UT Health San Antonio: School of Nursing

Working well under pressure to “protect people’s families,” is an invaluable skill that Cherita Johnson learned in the military. As a student in the School of Nursing, Cherita gets to fulfill her ambitions.

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Military Heroes at UT Health San Antonio: Department of Comprehensive Dentistry

The approach to dentistry is not unlike the mission focus of a pilot according to Dr. Weed – one must be organized and have a plan.

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Military Heroes at UT Health San Antonio: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

The approach to dentistry is not unlike the mission focus of a pilot according to Dr. Weed – one must be organized and have a plan.

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Military Heroes at UT Health San Antonio: Department of Emergency Medicine

The approach to dentistry is not unlike the mission focus of a pilot according to Dr. Weed – one must be organized and have a plan.

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