To recruit and educate a diverse student body that mirrors and meets the healthcare needs of the population of Texas and the region.
Complementing the nature of health care practice, the mission of the Respiratory Care program is to instill a professional and ethical sense of responsibility and to provide technical competency that helps prepare graduates to become entry-level respiratory therapists.
To achieve this mission, the program enforces policies and regulations stated in the SHP Bulletin and the UTMB Catalog. Additional policies and regulations established by the program are based on educational and clinical structures and the practical limitations of the program. It is essential that each student understand the regulations, their enforcement, and their rationale prior to beginning the Respiratory Care program.
In supporting advanced-level training, the Respiratory Care program is a member and sponsor of the Committee on Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE).