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Mission

To educate a diverse body of future physicians and biomedical scientists for a career dedicated to the highest ideals of their profession; to provide outstanding patient-centered care; and to conduct innovative research that benefits the health and well-being of the population of Texas and beyond.

UT SealCore Values

  • Deliver compassionate patient care focusing on effectiveness, quality, safety, and service
  • Provide a competency-based curriculum emphasizing integrity and professionalism
  • Embrace a culture of lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, open inquiry, and scholarship
  • Cultivate professional and respectful communication
  • Support the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff
  • Promote interprofessional collaboration
  • Support leadership and innovation in teaching, research, and service
  • Advocate for excellent care for the underserved and for the reduction of health care disparities

 

McGovern Legacy

McGovern in libraryThe John P. McGovern Foundation has made a transformational $75 million gift to bolster medical training, provide full scholarships and support scientific discovery and innovation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and its medical school, UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D., announced Nov. 23, 2015.

Academic Medicine: Our Impact

AAMC: Academic Medicine, What starts here saves lives
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston is one of more than 150 medical schools working to drive research and innovation, provide complex patient care, promote health equity, education and train future physicians, and collaborate with local communities. Learn more about how the network of academic medicine is saving lives.

50 Years of McGovern Medical School

50th McGovern logoLocated in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, McGovern Medical School was established in 1969 to utilize untapped resources and address a nationwide shortage of physicians.

Over the past five decades, McGovern Medical School has moved to the forefront of medical education, clinical care, and research, growing to the ninth largest medical school in the nation.

Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

The University of Texas John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School at Houston is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The next survey is scheduled for the 2027-2028 academic year. More information is available on the LCME website at www.lcme.org , or contact LCME through lcme@aamc.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).