Education at

McGovern Medical School.


Our curriculum integrates basic science and clinical experiences with an emphasis on active learning in small groups and new pedagogical methods. Weekly opportunities for student self-assessment and frequent feedback from faculty engage students in shaping their learning experiences. Second semester students begin a yearlong longitudinal patient care experience supervised by community preceptors. Required core clerkships start in the spring of the second year. Our accelerated schedule opens more elective opportunities for students to focus on career and residency preparation.

Educator Development

Interested in enhancing your skills as an educator? The Office of Educational Programs offers many educational development opportunities designed to support residents and faculty in their quest to becoming effective educators. Our array of activities include monthly educator development sessions, the Health Educators Fellowship Program or events sponsored by McGovern Medical School Academy of Master Educators. Individual consults or department specific sessions are also available.

Educational Technology

Dedicated to enhancing the medical education experience through innovation and promotion of new technologies. Interested in using technology to improve student success? Develop a self-directed eLearning module? Learn the best practices for the use of educational technology to enhance existing sessions? We are here to help you find a solution. Contact us today for a list of workshops or to set up an individual consult. Our team offers training and ongoing support for many learning tools, such as Canvas, ExamSoft, Poll Everywhere, One45, etc.

Graduate Medical Education

The mission of the Office of Graduate Medical Education/UT System Medical Foundation is to support McGovern Medical School in its education effort by enforcing the regulatory standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and other appropriate agencies and by providing a high level of service to all graduate medical education programs, residents and fellows to ensure that residents and fellows receive the highest quality education and training and that residents and fellows receive the requisite financial support and benefits.

Student Programs

McGovern Medical School offers a variety of programs which enhance and extend the core curriculum. Scholarly Concentrations enrich the student experience through learning and scholarly activities specific to the interdisciplinary health-related topic. Peer-Tutoring is provided by second and fourth year students for those enrolled in pre-clinical courses. Summer programs include a Pre-Entry month for incoming students and Summer Research for current medical and college pre-med students. These popular programs provide additional curriculum resources to our students.

Surgical and Clinical Skills Center

McGovern Medical School’s Surgical & Clinical Skills Center (SCSC) combines a well-established Standardized Patient clinical training program with sophisticated surgical simulation in one state-of-the-art learning center.