Welcome to The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UTHealth Medical School). The sixth-largest medical school in the nation and located in the heart of the vibrant Texas Medical Center, UTHealth Medical School is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and patient care.
In the last 40 years, we have graduated more than 6,000 physicians. Application to our medical school is highly competitive – more than 4,000 a year apply for our 240 first-year positions. In fact, more students apply to the UTHealth Medical School than any other state medical school in Texas.
Our graduate applications are even more competitive. We have over 12,000 applicants for 200 residency positions each year. Our robust program includes residencies and fellowships in more than 100 areas of specialty.
Through our affiliations with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Harris Health’s Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, we are leading benchmarks in patient safety and clinical quality. Through these hospitals, in addition to the UT Harris County Psychiatric Center, our students, residents, fellows, and faculty are able to bring health and hope to an incredibly broad patient population.
Our outpatient clinical setting, UT Physicians, has been the fastest growing academic group practice in the nation for the last five years. With facilities throughout the Greater Houston area, we offer a rich environment to care for our patients’ most pressing needs.
We are proud of our research, education, and clinical collaborations with each of the other five UTHealth schools and our colleagues throughout the Texas Medical Center. We work each day to strengthen these ties, working together to prevent and treat human diseases.
We have received full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Accreditation, and our educational offerings include a unique Surgical and Clinical Skills Center, featuring the latest in robotic education, as well as our Scholarly Concentration Program, which enriches our clinical curriculum. We are annually recognized for our diverse student body, and our students are known for their collegial and friendly nature.
I welcome you to be a part of this strong and growing medical school.