The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

South Texas Environmental Education and Research UTRGV School of Medicine

 Colonia Visting
 STEER with cofounding Dean
 STEER Students meeting with EPA at Donna canal
 STEER group photo at UTRGV Coastal Lab
 STEER Resident lead talk to elementary students

To Educate, Engage and Empower.

STEER is a 4 week elective that transforms current and future health professionals by providing a compelling, community-based, educational experience that allows them to make the connection between the environment, public health and medicine.


South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER)

South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) immerse health professions students and faculty in the unique culture and environment of the Texas-Mexico Border. Our purpose is to reunite Medicine and Public Health. Students may choose to take STEER in Harlingen for a practicum or elective. Many universities offer course credit. Our students come from medical and public health schools across the US. Students find themselves in a new learning environment every day that allows them to link theory and practice.