GRMS Grad Pursues Medical Field
David Castillo '09 was the first of several GRMS graduates to be accepted into the UTRGV A-Prime Time program.
"My parents established a future for us here in the United States because they believed in the importance of educational opportunity. GRMS has not only provided my siblings and me with a quality Catholic education, but it has also been a huge system of support in the college application and financial aid processes. As a first-generation college student, I’ve had access to a variety of resources thanks to GRMS."
According to its website, the A-PRIME TIME Program at UTRGV’s Brownsville campus offers accessible and affordable pre-health professional education of high quality that addresses the regional and national need for physicians who are not only capable clinicians but also empathetic healthcare providers. A-PRIME TIME is an innovative pathway for Texas students seeking admission to medical school. The program offers an innovative and rigorous curriculum designed to fully integrate academic and clinical experiences necessary for success in medical school in a three- to four-year period.
A-PRIME TIME students who successfully complete all program requirements at UTRGV matriculate into UTMB or UTMS-H for three years. Upon the successful completion of the first year of medical school, students will receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from UTRGV. With continued success, the M.D. would be conferred at the completion of medical studies at UTMB or UTMS-H.
At GRMS, we believe in the transformative power of Catholic education. We are an accredited, private Catholic school for boys and girls entering the 6th grade, awarding scholarships to qualifying students who desire but cannot afford a quality Catholic education.