San Antonio - Texas

San Antonio offers a wonderful array of attractions to fill your days and nights with entertainment, exploration, education and just plain fun!  The top tourist destination in the state of Texas, San Antonio offers something for everyone including the world renowned San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo and Texas Missions, SeaWorld, Fiesta Texas and many nationally recognized spas and resorts. Schlitterbahn the number one water park in the United States is only 30 minutes north in New Braunfels, and the Gulf Coast is only 100 miles away. Working ranches throughout Central and South Texas are available for tours, horseback riding and overnight stays.  Numerous state parks offer opportunities for hiking in the rugged terrain of the Hill Country.

San Antonio Voted Top 5 Friendliest Cities in the U.S.
Cost of Living 25% Less Than U.S. Average
Ranked Among the Top 10 Safest Cities With a Population Over 500k
Mokara Hotel & Spa and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk featured in Condé Nast Traveler's 2013 Gold List of the best hotels, resorts and cruise lines from around the world as voted on by nearly 47,000 readers
Travelocity named Fiesta San Antonio as one of North America's top 10, can't miss festivals. May, 2012
The Alamo is the most visited attraction in Texas according to a 2012 study commissioned by the State of Texas’ Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Commissions
Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio and the San Antonio Zoo all fall in the list of Texas’ top 10 most visited attractions
Among large states, Texas has the strongest economy in the country, profusely buoyed by the energy sector and related manufacturing expansion
The San Antonio Museum of Art is noted for its antiquities collections and the 30,000 square-foot Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art—the largest repository of its kind

Folklorico Dancers

Riverwalk Downtown

San Antonio has always been a crossroads and a meeting place. Sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South mingle and merge. Close to twenty million visitors a year delight in the discovery of San Antonio's charms.

Social Life

University Hospital Sky Tower Bridge

Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting 2013 – Galveston, TX

Residents have both formal and informal opportunities for developing esprit de corps during their residency training. Our residency program prides itself on the collegial and family feel of our program. Interns participate in a three-day week end retreat in the Texas Hill Country for interpersonal team building. PL-2 residents have an annual day-long retreat for orientation, examining career options, and receiving information on medical licensure and related matters with a dinner to follow. In June, residents at all levels participate in the annual PL-3 graduation and end-of-year party.

Throughout the year there are activities for residents and faculty including the bi-annual resident-faculty kickball game benefiting Reach out and Read, Pediatrics in the Park with a focus on physical fitness for children in the community and resident happy hours. The residents have a dedicated house staff office with resident lounge and board review facilities located on the 12th floor of the Pavilion building next to the Robert B. Green facility, a place for informal networking,  access to reference texts and board review materials, computers, and their mailboxes. Wireless access is provided. Over the years, residents establish their own internal support groups and develop deep and lasting friendships.

Resident for a Day (PDF) 1.65 MB

2013 Resident Slide Show (PDF) 2MB

2013 Resident Slide Show (PPT) 16MB