Dean's Town Hall

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Members of the Rio Grande Valley community, preceptors, students and alumni gathered at the first Dean’s Town Hall on Oct. 25 at the Art Gallery on Main in McAllen, Texas. Guests had the opportunity to ask questions of Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D., professor and founding dean of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy.

The dean reported that 39 percent of the alumni were from South Texas, more than 45 percent of the alumni are practicing in South Texas. Currently, 39 percent of the students enrolled in the program are from South Texas. He answered questions from the audience about the student expansion, the reunification of Texas A&M Health Science Center with the Texas A&M flagship, and the pharmaceutical consortium. Two third-year professional student pharmacists from McAllen, Javier Saenz and Melissa Hinojosa shared their experiences with Project SHINE. The next day, more than 20 preceptors were offered training at the School of Rural Public Health McAllen Campus.

What’s next:

Dean’s Town Hall at 7 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy in Kingsville.