The Cultural Competence Essay Award honoring Hector P. Garcia, a 1940 School of Medicine alumnus and human rights advocate, will be presented to the UTMB student who best exemplifies Dr. Garcia’s commitment to quality health care for all.
All full-time students in good academic standing are eligible to participate in the essay competition. Interested students must submit a cover letter and a written essay on his or her personal and professional understanding of cultural competence as it relates to health disparities.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 20, and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
For more information on the competition and on how to submit an essay online, click here.