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Island University Joins Partnership, Assists Combat Readiness in Medical Education

June 27, 2017


KILLEEN, Texas – The Island University joined five other organizations for a signing ceremony to create the Central Texas Simulation-Education-Research (SER) Collaboration. The signing took place on June 21 at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

Central Texas SER is a partnership designed to enhance education and training to benefit the care of civilian and military patients through simulating the stages of care on the battlefield. The organizations taking part in the partnership are Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC), Central Texas College, Texas A&M University-Central Texas, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System and Texas Center for Applied Technology.

“We at A&M-Corpus Christi are honored, and quite frankly thrilled, to be a partner in this collaborative,” said Dr. Kelly Quintanilla, Interim President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

A&M-Corpus Christi will participate by providing training and education of CRDAMC military trainees and staff. The University will develop education programs that support combat readiness to include, but not limited to, certificates, associate degrees, master’s degrees in social work and master’s degrees in health administration.

“We will utilize our expertise in simulation, innovation and competence-based education to benefit this collaborative,” said Quintanilla, “and to conduct research that will provide continuous improvement when it comes to supporting our men and women in uniform.”