Congratulations Dr. Robert Beach

Jun 25, 2019, 11:14 AM by EVP, Provost and Dean, School of Medicine
A Message from the EVP, Provost and Dean, School of Medicine: PA Studies Commencement

Our Department of Physician Assistant Studies will host its commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. in Levin Hall. This marks the beginning of a new tradition for the department, which transitioned from the School of Health Professions to School of Medicine last year, and now hosts its own commencement ceremony for its graduates. The program will be graduating 89 new health professionals trained to give high quality health care to Texas and the nation. We look forward to all the great things this graduating class will achieve. And to celebrate commencement with us, it is my pleasure to announce our keynote speaker and Grand Marshal.

ruth-ballweg-mpa-pa-cRuth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C,
Professor Emeritus at the
University of Washington MEDEX
Northwest’s Department of
Family Medicine, will serve as
keynote speaker.


robert-beach-mdRobert Beach, MD,
Professor Emeritus in the
Division of Nephrology and
Hypertension, and Scholar
Emeritus, John P. McGovern
Academy of Oslerian Medicine,
will be Grand Marshal.


Faculty members are invited to celebrate this important occasion for our graduates. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to or (409) 747-6735 by Monday, Aug. 12. Regalia rental orders should be placed online using this link by Sunday, July 14, to avoid late fees.