EDINBURG, Texas – South Texas College’s Ali Esmaeili says he attended a conference on South Padre Island in which the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas predicted huge growth for the healthcare industry.

Dr. Esmaeili is dean of math, science and information technology at STC. 

“I foresee Texas becoming the capital of healthcare in the world, based on that (Dallas Fed) presentation,” Esmaeili said. “We are very excited to see a piece of that is happening in our region.”

In a video interview with the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service, Esmaeili said there are many opportunities for Rio Grande Valley students to establish good careers in the healthcare industry. He said it is “exciting” that so many of the students that attend the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine are coming from the Valley.

STC is doing its part, Esmaeili said. “We are putting a lot of emphasis on healthcare. We have nursing in McAllen, Weslaco, at the Starr County campus.”

Here is the video interview: