Welcome to the Hispanic Center of Excellence WWW page.


Baylor College of Medicine
The University of Texas-Pan American
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Baylor College of Medicine, in partnership with The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPan-Am), has received support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Division of Disadvantaged Assistance), to establish a model Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) program in South Texas. This effort ultimately will increase the number of Hispanic physicians working in Hispanic communities. Baylor and the University of Texas-Pan American have developed a comprehensive program to achieve this end. One part of this program includes the use of advanced information technology. Baylor has contracted with Rice University to assist in the development of technological tools and resources to support this effort. The Hispanic Health Server you now are viewing is one of the components of this deployment; it will remain in a continuous state of development.

The goal of the HCOE is to graduate significantly greater numbers of Hispanic physicians to serve the medically underserved region of South Texas and to meet minority health care needs in general.

Table of Contents

Background Information about HCOE
Includes a summary of the original proposal submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a discription of general program objectives.

Student Application Form for the HCOE Program

Directory and Profiles of Faculty, Staff and Students

Online Courses
This program offers courses at both the University of Texas-Pan American and Baylor College of Medicine. Parts of these courses are online and employ telecommuncations techniques to deliver material and promote interaction between students and their instructors. This section will be used to outline and present information regarding these courses.

Student/Staff Interaction

Online Reference Material and Resources at Other Locations

Program Evaluations

Copyright, Disclaimer and Other Housekeeping