50 Heroes: Dr. Patricia Gwirtz
Dr. Patricia Gwirtz
Associate Dean in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Gwirtz pours her heart into the Medical Sciences Program.
Her dedication and intelligence are a big reason why the one-year Master of Science program is considered one of the best in the nation at preparing students to succeed in medical school or another health professional school.
A thought leader in active learning, she challenges students to develop emotional intelligence and critical-thinking skills. As an advisor, she invests in her students’ potential and will spend a weekend writing hundreds of recommendation letters for students who earn them.
As one former student put it, “Dr. Gwirtz never failed to challenge me emotionally and intellectually. She is a hero to her students, her peers, and to the thousands of UNTHSC alumni who reached their potential because of her continuous investment.”
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Join us throughout 2020 as we celebrate the people, events and innovations that made UNTHSC all it is today — and look ahead to the next 50 years.
For the 50th anniversary, team members nominated people whose contributions make them HSC Heroes. Each week, a new Hero will be revealed.
View the list of all our Hero profiles published so far this year. There is a new one each week.
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