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​​New​s and Events

The Office of Health Professions Careers is seeking candidates to apply for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP). This is a special pipeline program established to encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. The program awards undergraduate and medical school scholarships, summer stipend scholarships, mentoring and personal assistance to prepare for medical school, hands-on experience through summer internships and conditional admissions to a Texas medical school. 
Completed 2 semesters at any higher education institution.
Completed a minimum of 27 hours of undergraduate credits.
Must be Pell Grant Eligible.
Minimum of a 3.25 GPA and a 1500 SAT or 19 ACT.
Texas Resident with US Citizenship or Permanent resident status.  
Priority Deadline September 21, 2015.
Official Deadline: October 1, 2015.
For questions or more information, please contact​
The Brownsville Hearld - "Program develops future med students​" - 6/20/15UTRGV will be the first university in the UT System to adopt this innovative pathway into the medical profession. Beginning in the fall, the UTRGV Biomedical Science Department will lead the initiative of competency-based learning through the Middle School to MedicalSchool program.  Read more...​
The Brownsville Hearld - "UTRGV to increase number of course sections" - 6/14/15 - When University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students start the fall semester, they will notice an increase in the number of courses that will be offered. UTRGV has added more than 300 courses.  Read more...
Message to BMED students registering for Fall 2015 semester.

June 3, 2015
Dear BMED students,
Students who need to retake BMED 1101-1105 should enroll in section _08 of these courses, NOT the other sections. They will be removed to section _08, if mistakenly registered.

May 8, 2015
Dear BMED students,
You should be able to register yourselves next week for the appropriate courses and sections as listed here.  

If you have any questions, or need help registering please see Ms. Yadira Fernandez. If you come to see her, please bring your unofficial transcript so that she can verify you have the prerequisites to be registered. If you contact her by email or phone for help, you may face delays since she is handling a very large volume of students. If you need advising, you may contact me also by email, but you must send your unofficial transcripts so that I can see what courses you have taken.

In the meanwhile, I request your patience because UTRGV registrar’s office  and our department are dealing with many requests at this time. 
Thank you,

PS: New and Transfer students to BMED  will be notified about registration at a later point this month

Saraswathy Nair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Interim Chair of Health and Biomedical Sciences, UTRGV
Department of Biomedicine (Chair)

The Department of Biomedicine at UT Brownsville and the School of Public 
Health -Translational Research Seminar Series Fall 2015
Senior's Presentations​ - Speakers: Marco Arriaga (MBRS-RISE), Ivan Avila & Victoria Vento (MBRS-RISE), Miguel Gonzalez (MBRS-RISE), Rolando Hernandez (MBRS-RISE/HDSP), Emmanuel Rosas (MBRS-RISE/HDSP)
RAHC Building N 1.130 
April 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
BMED Student Recognitions
"Three outstanding students recognized with leadership rings" - BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – APRIL 13, 2015 – Three students at The University of Texas at Brownsville will be honored for excelling in academics, leadership and service to the campus and community with leadership rings at the annual Ring Ceremony on Friday, May 1.
Samantha Gomez, senior biology major, Stephanie Mendez, senior marketing and management major, and Marcos Perez, senior biomedical sciences major, will be the recipients of the UTB Leadership Ring before The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley opens its doors in the fall. ​ Read more...
Medical Garden with Dr. Schwarzbach - March 27 & 28, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015 (9am - 12pm) (1pm - 4pm)
Saturday, March 28, 2015​ (9am - 12pm) (1pm - 4pm)
In this event we will be working with the Alternative Medicine class to create a medicinal/herbal garden on campus. It will be located right next to bmed, so we really want students to take ownership of the garden. We will be constructing and planting on Friday and Saturday and here is where we need most of the help to make this project possible. We have morning and afternoon shifts, but they can go whenever they are available. We will provide food for the volunteers. ​​
Light It Up Blue: Blue Splash - Wednesday, April 1 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  at the Student Union Lawn.
Biomedical Sciences Association in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Civic Engagement are organizing the Light It Up Blue: Blue Splash. This event aims to raise Autism Awareness and help fundraise money for the Moody Clinic here at Brownsville.
Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Chew will be participating as the targets for the Blue Splash.  

Students will have a chance to throw paint balloons at the professors while helping the community. It will be a really fun event so please spread the word and join us!
We will have free popcorn!

Light It Up Blue - Thursday, April 2 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) at the Student Union Lawn.
The Biomedical Sciences Association in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement and the Center for Civic Engagement are organizing the Light It Up Blue. This event aims to raise Autism Awareness and help fundraise money for the Moody Clinic here at Brownsville.
Wear blue to support the cause and enjoy the different games and activities that will take place.  We will have different activities for the students to participate on and we will be selling snacks, baked goods and much more to help fundraise money for moody clinic. Debbie Sears, director from the Moody Clinic will be our guest speaker. We will have free popcorn!
A PRIME TIME Jan 12, 2015


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students ​(ABRCMS)
“Our MBRS-RISE Scholar and junior Biomedical Sciences major, Lourdes Valdez, won the national level Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Antonio, TX  in the Microbiology research category... Read more


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