The new 30-second television commercial features two medical students: Edmundo Esparza, MS-3, and Kevin Chao, MS-1.
“So many higher education commercials look the same,” Megan Murphey-Jones, TCU director of marketing, said. “You can watch an entire spot and not be able to identify the college until the logo hits the screen. We wanted this commercial to be definitively TCU.”
Third-year medical student at the TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
A member of the inaugural class of the TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine, known as Dorman Scholars, Edmundo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in biological sciences with a biomedical concentration and holds an MBA in healthcare operations management. In medical school, Edmundo has been actively involved with both curricular and para-curricular activities, including helping design a medical Spanish class for third-year electives and organizing and implementing the annual back-to-school supplies drive for Fort Worth-area students. Edmundo is interested in pursuing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in critical care, and because of his passion for teaching, he eventually sees a future in academia.
Major: Biology ’21; first-year at the TCU & UNTHSC School of Medicine
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Before graduating in May 2021, Kevin climbed TCU’s all-time record books for his performances in the pool and served as captain of the men’s swimming team for two seasons. His professors praised him for leadership, both in the pool and in the classroom, and said he “embodies everything collegiate athletic programs strive to achieve—someone who attains both academic and athletic success and also uses his athletic experiences to develop and grow as an individual.” Kevin is now in his first year of medical school and set to graduate in 2025.