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CAST Med was created to add to the pipeline of much-needed doctors and researchers in the San Antonio area. CAST Med builds on San Antonio’s unique strengths and current educational gaps with an emphasis on medicine and biomedical research. UT Health, with its research expertise and growing focus on population health and health disparities, is a key partner helping design a path for students wishing to improve the health of our community. CAST Med will incorporate a three-way educational partnership between UT Health, the University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio ISD.
Students enrolled in CAST Med will follow one of three pathways:
The CAST Med campus is located at 2601 Louis Bauer Drive in the Brooks development. High school instructional spaces are to include a 215-seat auditorium and lab spaces for biology, biotech and engineering, virtual anatomy and computer stations. For more information, contact (210) 228-3380.
This school is going to offer opportunity. There are a lot of students who are interested in the medical field, and we’re going to open the door for them. I’m excited for that.
- Dr. Lyssa Ochoa
Founder, The SAVE Clinic
The fundamental difference with CAST Med is that we are going to become active participants. We’re going to be working with industry partners to develop the curriculum to give students the tools to be successful.
- Dr. Ron Rodriguez
UT Health Industry Partner
Source: 2016 San Antonio Healthcare and Bioscience Economic Impact Study
I believe that CAST Med is an amazing opportunity for students and their families. When students are exposed to a learning environment with the appropriate climate, structure, and both academic and socio-emotional support, I believe that all students can be successful. I'm excited that CAST Med will be a place that teaches not only the required academic information in medical pathways, but also discipline for learning and studying, and even offers parents strategies to support their sons and daughters to be successful."