12
October
2018
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07:55 PM
America/Chicago

Doctor’s promising career a result of dedication, drive, and South Texas College

Dr. Leo Lopez III says South Texas College shaped the direction of his career. Attending the College through the Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy (DEMSA) from 2005-2007, Lopez had big goals for himself since the beginning.

DEMSA is a two year-round dual enrollment program developed for high school juniors and seniors who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in health care.

The program is designed to encourage area high school students into the health care professions by providing college course-work and health related opportunities that will motivate, educate, and prepare students for higher education in the field of medicine.

“The College challenged me to strive for a standard of academic excellence, and helped me develop a robust, and regimented approach to learning.”
Dr. Leo Lopez III

After South Texas College, Lopez went on to attend Texas A & M University where he majored in biomedical science and attended medical school at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio.

Lopez also went on to attend the Christus Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency program and is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University.

Lopez says South Texas College set him on the right path to becoming a doctor.

“STC provided a sturdy academic foundation for which to build invaluable knowledge and skills. The DEMSA program helped expose me to experiences in healthcare that proved valuable in the infancy of my academic career,” said Lopez.

“The College challenged me to strive for a standard of academic excellence, and helped me develop a robust, and regimented approach to learning.”