The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an institute of health science education and research, and a component of the University of Texas System. It is situated in the South Texas Medical Center, the medical district of San Antonio, Texas.
The UT Health Science Center is the largest health sciences university in South Texas: it serves San Antonio and Central and South Texas, an area with approximately 50,000 square miles. The campuses stretch up to the Texas border communities of Laredo and the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Facilities at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
The school University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has eight campuses, crossing 250 acres in total, namely Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus; Greehey Academic and Research Campus; Texas Research Park Campus; Medical Arts & Research Center; Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; Laredo; Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Harlingen; and Regional Academic Health Center – Edinburg (ERAHC).
The list of teaching hospitals and clinics include: University Hospital; Dental School outpatient clinic; Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital; Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center; San Antonio State Hospital; Brooke Army Medical Center (Fort Sam Houston); Wilford Hall Medical Center (USAF) and Faculty Practice Plan: UT Medicine San Antonio.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers more than 65 degrees, the majority of which are graduate and professional degrees in the biomedical and health sciences fields. Students, usually more than 3,000 enrolled per year, can choose between seven schools: the Dental School, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Medical School, the School of Health Professions; the School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy (affiliated with University of Texas at Austin); and the School of Public Health (affiliated with University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston).
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UT Health Science Center at San Antonio top ranks
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Dental School was ranked one of the world’s highest overall in its class. The same school has been ranked the 4th best program in the world in terms of published articles and 11th in scientific impact, according to an international report by the Center for Science and Technology Studies – a Swiss center that measures scientific metric, placed in Bern, Switzerland.
Regarding the period between 2001 and 2005, the Health Science Center at San Antonio was ranked 6th in the U.S. in clinical medicine research, according to a survey in the publication Science Watch. In 20122, the university ranked 51st in the world in clinical medicine rankings.
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio leads the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for aging research. Also a recipient of NIH funding, the Medical School ranked 48th for research grants (among 3,181 institutes, in 2004); 10th for Cellular and Structural Biology and 17th in NIH funding for Physiology.
Three life science-related specialties guaranteed University Hospital to be ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S.: Respiratory Disorders, Kidney Disease and Hormonal Disorders (endocrinology, including diabetes care) for the sixth consecutive year, in 2005.