College of Medicine students have the opportunity to complete third and fourth-year rotations at our clinical affiliates, CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Students also will work with faculty and residents from the Corpus Christi Family Practice Residency Program and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at CHRISTUS, as well as the Driscoll Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program. Because of its unique location and population, students have the opportunity to experience different health care issues and pathology that are rarely seen in other areas, making it a popular campus among students.
About the Community
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, about halfway between Houston and the U.S. Mexico border, Corpus Christi shares the same latitude as Tampa, Florida. Nestled on a bay and surrounded by islands and hundreds of miles of beaches, Corpus Christi is a popular spot for family vacations and provides endless recreational opportunities.
Corpus Christi is the eighth largest Texas city with a 2000 metro census of 380,783. The seven-county Bay Area population is over 500,000.
The annual mean temperature in Corpus Christi is 71.1 degrees. There is an average of 288 sun-filled and rain-free days, and winter-time temperatures in the 70s and 80s are common. The mild semitropical climate and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico create an outdoor paradise year round with plenty of fishing (bay and offshore), outdoor tennis, sailing, golf, windsurfing, kiteboarding and more.
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