The UT Southwestern Medical School is one of six Health Science Centers in the University of Texas system and one of the leading medical education and biomedical research institutions in the U.S. Around 230 students are admitted yearly, after going through a competitive and rigorous admission process. Since its foundation in 1943, UT Southwestern Medical School has graduated close to 10,000 physicians and more than 1,000 medical students and 1,500 clinical residents will be trained there during 2013.
UT Southwestern Medical School is located in the Southwestern Medical District, a 387-acre district close to Dallas’ downtown and home to two UT Southwestern University hospitals: St. Paul University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital. The Southwestern Medical District also shelters the Parkland Memorial Hospital, a top public hospital, and the Children’s Medical Center, a leader in pediatric care. It’s common for students from the Medical Schools to be trained at these institutions, but there are also programs with affiliated hospitals at several sites in Dallas, Richardson, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, and Wichita Falls.
The list of its major affiliations includes Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas Veteran Affairs Medical Center, University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Healthcare Network-Austin,TX. Among UT Southwestern Medical School minor affiliations are Richardson Regional Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and John Peter Smith Hospital of Fort Worth.
Research at UT Southwestern Medical School
Besides educating future physicians, UT Southwestern Medical School concentrates and invests in research (more than $400 million in annual funding), making it a leading research facility nationally. According to the institution, the UT Southwestern’s faculty has more members affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences than all other academic medical centers in Texas combined.
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UT Southwestern Medical School has a number of research core facilitates, for ongoing investigations and studies, such as:
- Analytical Ultracentrifugation Core
- Bioinformatics (Simmons Cancer Center)
- Biostatistics (Simmons Cancer Center)
- Clinical Investigator Resource Core
- Clinical and Translational Research Center (Center for Translational Medicine)
- Computational Biology/Bioinformatic Core (McDermott Center)
- DNA Genotyping Core (McDermott Center)
- DNA Microarray Core
- DNA Next Generation Sequencing Core (McDermott Center)
- DNA Sanger Sequencing Core (McDermott Center)
- Electron Microscopy Core
- Flow Cytometry Core
- Flow Cytometry Core (Children’s Research Institute)
- Genomics Core (Immunology Dept.)
- High Throughput Screening (Simmons Cancer Center)
- Human Genetics Clinical Laboratory (McDermott Center)
- Investigational Drug Services (Center for Translational Medicine)
- Live Cell Imaging Core
- Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Core
- Mouse MRI Core
- NEI Vision Research Core
- O’Brien Kidney Research Core
- Phlebotomy Services/CTSA (McDermott Center)
- Protein Chemistry Technology Core
- Proteomics Core
- Rapid Biochemical Kinetics Core
- Research Computing
- Research Software Core
- Rodent Behavior Core
- Small Animal Imaging (Simmons Cancer Center)
- Structural Biology Core
- Synthetic Chemistry Core
- Tissue Management (Simmons Cancer Center)
- Transgenic Core
- Vector Core
UT Southwestern Medical School rank positions
The faculty is in the top 25% both at research and primary care categories in the U.S. News & World Report listing of the best medical schools for 2013 – an honor attributed in both categories to less than two dozen medical schools in the entire United States.
In addition to the recognized excellence of its programs, the faculty tuition costs proved to be quite accessible when compared to others, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.