Affiliation Agreements

University Health System is proud of our established affiliation agreements with many South Texas schools. However, students should first check if their school is on the list (see list below) before applying for an internship.

We require an affiliation agreement before a student can be accepted into an internship program. Students are advised to contact their school coordinator to find out the steps involved in the internship application process.

How Schools Establish an Affiliation Agreement

From beginning to end, it takes a school an average of eight weeks to establish an affiliation agreement. This varies greatly and depends on factors such as whether a school requests changes to the standard University agreement and whether a school is comfortable exchanging documents by email. The process is rigorous and not all schools successfully meet the criteria.

Criteria for Schools Requesting an Affiliation Agreement

Before requesting to establish an agreement, please review our criteria.

To be considered for approval, the request must meet all of the following:

  • School is not-for-profit (public and private)
  • School is physically based in Texas
  • Request is for more than one student at this time

To clarify, requests with any of the following attributes do not meet our criteria:

  • School is proprietary (for-profit)
  • School is not physically based in Texas
  • Seeking to establish an agreement for one student

To request an affiliation agreement, please email student.placement@uhs-sa.com.

Adding an Academic Program (Amending an Agreement)

If your school's agreement is limited to specific programs, you may request that we amend it to include a specific program. Your amendment request must meet the same criteria as requests to establish agreements.

Exception to Requesting & Amending – Shortage of Student Type

This exception applies to requests to establish an affiliation agreement and requests to amend them.

Sometimes there are cases when local, nonprofit schools do not provide the types or quantities of students needed to maintain a healthy recruiting pool. University Health will approve a request if the appropriate University Health director emails us to ask that we make an exception to our criteria.

The director must be the University Health employee overseeing the area in which the students would be completing their activities. The director should email student.placement@uhs-sa.com.  To find the director of the unit/department you seek, please call our operators at 210-358-4000.

Current List of Schools with Affiliation Agreement

 Institution Name

For These Programs/
Students Only

Abilene Christian University

Alamo Colleges (San Antonio College, St. Philip's College,
Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College)

Angelo State University

Assumption Seminary

Clinical Pastoral Care

Baptist Health System Clinical Pastoral Education

Theological Field Education

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

UHS employees only

Blinn College

Physical Therapist Assistant

Capella University

UHS employees only

Chamberlain College of Nursing

UHS employees only

Concorde College

Medical Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant

East Central Independent School District

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Physician Assistant

Edgewood ISD

Everest Institute

UHS employees only

Galen College of Nursing

Galveston College

Radiology

Goodwill Industries

Graceland University

UHS employees only

Grand Canyon University

UHS employees only

Hallmark University

Medical Assistant

Hardin-Simmons University

Harlandale ISD

Institute of Health Sciences

Interservice Cytotechnology Program,
Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Johns Hopkins University

UHS employees only

Lackland Air Force Base 59th Medical Wing

Lamar University

UHS employees only

Medical Education & Training Campus,
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Meridian Institute

Surgical Assistant

Northside Independent School District

Our Lady of the Lake University

Pamlico Community College (Grantsboro, NC)

Electroneurodiagnostic
Technology

Purdue University - College of Pharmacy

Quest College

Patient Care Technician

RC Freedom Ministries

Clinical Pastoral Care

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

UHS employees pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Pathologist Assistant

Sanford Brown College

Diagnostic Medical
Sonography,
Cardiovascular
Sonography,
Medical Billing & Coding

Schreiner University

Sleep Therapy and Research Center

South University

UHS employees only

Southern Careers Institute (placing students only at UHS Southwest Clinic)

Medical Assistant
Medical Front Office

St. Mary's University

Texas A&M International University

Master of Nursing
Administration

Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Texas Lutheran University

Nursing

Texas State University, College of Applied Arts

 

Texas State University, College of Health Professions

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Health Professions

Audiology
Occupational Therapy

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Texas Woman's University

The Healthcare Institute (formerly Texas Covenant Education)

Medical Assistant
Dialysis Technician
Pharmacy Technician

Trinity University

Troy University, School of Nursing

University of Akron

Audiology

University of Cincinnati

UHS employees only

University of Incarnate Word

University of Massachusetts 
Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences

UHS employees only

University of Portland, School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of South Alabama

Master of Science in
Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas at Tyler

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- School of Nursing

University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio

University of Texas Medical Branch - School of Health Professions

Occupational Therapy
Respiratory Care
Clinical Laboratory
Sciences
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Studies

University of Texas Medical Branch - School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Virginia College at Austin

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Walden University

UHS Employees only

Wayland Baptist University

Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX

Nursing