The Hector P. Garcia Committee solicits applications from UTMB students for the Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competence Award.
The award celebrates Garcia, a distinguished 1940 graduate of the School of Medicine and civil rights champion. It also recognizes the student whose essay best demonstrates both cultural competency and a commitment to providing quality health care to all.
All full-time UTMB students are eligible to submit essays for the award. You can read about Dr. Garcia at http://www.utmb.edu/drgarcia/.
Submit all materials no later than midnight, Friday, August 22nd, 2014.
The winner of the essay contest will be presented with the award, as well as a $1,000 monetary award, at the annual luncheon. Invited guests include members of Dr. Garcia's family, and our special guest speaker, Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture. Please click here for more information about Dr. Hayes-Bautista.
All entrants must:
To be considered for the award, students must first register by going to http://tinyurl.com/lrtwa47.
Once registered, students must submit the following materials to be considered for the Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competence Award:
Submit your cover letter and essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essays will be judged by members of the Hector P. Garcia Committee. The judges will evaluate the writer's personal understanding of cultural competence and how he or she applies it in the delivery of quality health care.
The Hector P. Garcia Committee
José D. Rojas, Ph.D., R.R.T.
Associate Professor and Chairman
Department of Respiratory Care
School of Health Professions
David Niesel, Ph.D.
Vice President and Dean
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
J. Palmer Saunders Professor
Lawrence E. Ethridge, Jr. Professor
Dorothy Pearrow, M.S.W., M.Ed.
Michael A. Ainsworth, M.D.
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Medicine
Norma A. Pérez, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Director, Hispanic Center of Excellence
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
School of Medicine
Rebecca Saavedra, Ed.D.
Vice President for Strategic Management
Office of the President
Sponsored by the Office of the President
Managed by the Hispanic Center of Excellence
Click here to visit the Hispanic Center of Excellence web page
For more information about the Hector P. Garcia Cultural Competence Award, contact Ms. Berengaria Navarre at (409) 772-2780 or email@example.com
Berengaria Navarre, MS, MFA