The Rangel College of Pharmacy hosts a number of programs and events that promote and celebrate diversity.
Each month during the fall and spring semesters, the CDC/MPA hosts seminars detailing both cultural highlights and health care plights of different countries. The seminars feature a luncheon with specific cultural foods for tasting and pertinent information for future pharmacists to take into account when encountering differing cultural points of view.
Health Care Symposium
Held during the spring semester annually, the CDC/MPA invites community members, student pharmacists, and Rangel College of Pharmacy faculty/staff to attend an inter-professional symposium each spring semester at Santa Gertrudis School, highlighting cultural issues in pharmacy today.
Health care students, including as nursing, medical, and pharmacy students, participate as committee members present cases about the professions contribution as a whole to the health care system as well as expanding cultural diversity in the health care field.
Past topics include “Diverse Culture and Religious Practices in Providing Patient Care,” “Multicultural Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders,” and “Hispanic OTC Products and Resources for Your Hispanic Patients.”
The Kingsville and greater Coastal Bend community can sample the tastes, hear the sounds and experience the cultures of the world at the International Extravaganza at Santa Gertrudis School. The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy students promote cultural awareness at the international extravaganza each spring semester.
Many cultures are represented – Europe, Asia, India, the Islands, Mexico and South America. The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy students exchange ethnic foods, share an understanding of the health benefits of these ethnic foods, share multilingual lyrics and music, and play multicultural games that originated from different parts of the world.