Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, University of Houston College of Pharmacy Open Satellite Program in Rio Grande Valley

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EDINBURG, TEXAS — Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System and the University of Houston are proud to announce the opening of a satellite program for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) in Edinburg, Texas. This new UHCOP program will also become a major teaching site for the College’s Professional Pharmacy Hispanic Healthcare Certificate Program. This is the first program of its kind in the nation. To announce this partnership, a press conference will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

The Rio Grande Valley has long experienced a shortage of health professionals with particular difficulty in recruiting and retaining primary care and specialist physicians, nurses, physician assistants and clinical pharmacists. Poverty, remoteness, lack of an academic health educational center, and cultural and language barriers all contribute to the difficulty in recruiting and retaining health care professionals in the region.

“DHR’s new partnership with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy demonstrates our shared commitment to providing health care professionals in the region. We are faced with the growing need for pharmacy services within our own health care system and in the local community,” said Dr. R. Armour Forse, DHR Chief Academic Officer, “By training these pharmacists side-by-side with the UT Rio Grande Valley medical students and residents in our hospital, they will graduate well equipped to work in team-based health care and provide the high quality of patient-centered pharmacy care needed for the Valley.” 

WHO:         Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

WHAT:        Announcement of the new University of Houston College of Pharmacy Satellite Program at DHR

WHERE:     Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539

WHEN:       Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM  

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