UTMB students Brian Masel and Samantha Dallefeld write about the grass-roots effort by fellow students to ensure that legislators know how important the medical branch is to their academic and professional training, as well as to the health of Texans. “Our stance on the importance and indispensability of the medical branch is unwavering. Today, more than 120 students will be headed back to Austin for another grass-roots effort. Legislators need to hear from students. They need to know it is not acceptable to balance the budget once again with disproportionate cuts in medical and health professions education.”