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Hurricane Harvey forces TCOM students to take cover

Students evacuate and exams are canceled to brace for the storm.

With Hurricane Harvey approaching the Texas coastline, students on rotations at the Corpus Christi Medical Center – Bay Area in Texas have been released to prepare for the storm.

Eleven students were released Wednesday night and told to stay safe. Other students completing rotations in pediatrics and geriatrics were evacuated from student housing.

“Our primary concern is student safety, especially at a time like this,” says Jeff Carlton, director of media relations at UNTHSC. “Over the last several days, our clinical education director, safety office and student affairs teams have been in contact with all students who may be impacted by the storm.”

Because of the expected catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, TCOM faculty have been instructed to accommodate students who need to return home to assist their families. All exams have also been rescheduled.

Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall on the Texas coast by Friday night. Texas Gov. Greg Abbot declared a state of emergency in 30 counties in Texas.

 

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