GME Core Values

– Promote a learning environment emphasizing respect, integrity and professionalism
– Support inter-professional collaboration among programs
– Support leadership and innovation in teaching, research and service
– Advocate for excellent care for all patients and for the reduction of health care disparities

Statement of Institutional Commitment to Graduate Medical Education

UTHealth and McGovern Medical School are committed to providing the highest quality of education and training of future physicians for the State of Texas, in harmony with the State’s diverse population, and to conduct the highest caliber of research in the biomedical and health sciences. We aim to provide an educational environment stressing comprehensive care, and to prepare our students and advanced trainees to serve all patients in need whatever their means, to make contributions to the understanding, prevention and treatment of disease and injury, and to pursue a lifetime of study so that they will remain the best possible practitioners of medicine. The fulfillment of the academic mission requires the provision of exemplary clinical services, primacy of prevention, leadership in research and research training, and continuing education of graduates and other healthcare providers.

McGovern Medical School, as part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a comprehensive health science center located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, assumes ultimate responsibility for all of the graduate medical education programs under UTHealth sponsorship. In support of its vision, the institution is committed to excellence in both education and patient care and will provide an ethical and scholarly environment for these activities. Through the Designated Institutional Official, in collaboration with the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the institution will ensure substantial compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Institutional Requirements as well as ensure that our ACGME-accredited programs remain in substantial compliance with the Institutional, Common and specialty-specific Program Requirements and the ACGME Policies and Procedures. In order to provide effective educational experiences for residents that lead to measurable achievement of educational outcomes, the institution will provide appropriate clinical venues for resident education through agreements with approved patient care facilities. Therein, the institution will provide guidance and supervision of residents while facilitating their professional, ethical and personal development and will further ensure that the patient care provided by residents is safe and appropriate. The institution is committed to providing the necessary financial support for administrative, educational, and clinical resources including personnel necessary to assure excellence in its graduate medical education programs.

This statement of commitment, approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, is supported by the governing authority, the administration and the faculty.

Approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee on October 23, 2019, endorsed by the Faculty Senate, McGovern Medical School on December 18, 2019 and the Administrative Council of the McGovern Medical School on January 7, 2020.