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University of Texas at Houston (Medical School )

The UT Medical School at Houston, committed to educating physicians for medical practice, has consistently rated among the top 15 U.S. medical schools in the number of graduates entering the primary care areas of family practice, general pediatrics and general internal medicine. The School has the State's first family residency program which focuses on the under-served urban population.

The School's four basic science and 18 clinical departments provide students with a broad base of expertise which enables them to translate research experience into clinical practice. A Problem-Based Learning curriculum builds upon linkages between the basic and clinical sciences and incorporates the consideration of medical ethics within complex medical problems.

In addition to offering the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree, the Medical School collaborates with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in a six-year program leading to both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, and it cooperates with the School of Public Health in a five-year program leading to both the M.D. and Master of Public Health degrees and it collaborates with the Dental Branch to offer the joint M.D./O.M.S. A master's degree in clinical research is also offered. Students also may arrange to take special-interest courses at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine.

Nearly 900 physicians continue their education each year by participating in the Medical School residency and fellow programs including those at Hermann and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospitals and remote community clinics throughout the Houston area. Also, practicing physicians update their knowledge and skills annually by taking continuing education programs at the Medical School.

The mission of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston is to provide the highest quality of education and training of future physicians for the state of Texas, in harmony with the state’s diverse population; to conduct the highest caliber of research in the biomedical and health sciences; and, to provide exemplary clinical services in relationship to our educational and discovery activities.

In pursuit of this mission, the Medical School:

• endeavors to select a group of caring, well-prepared, highly motivated, intellectually able and socially aware students from diverse cultural, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds.

• offers them educational experiences: in the basic human biological and behavioral sciences that underlie modern medicine, in the cultural and social forces that shape its practice, and in the ethical responsibilities of physicians.

• provides training in cognitive, technical, and interpersonal skills necessary for practicing patient–centered medicine

• emphasizes problem-solving and creates educational opportunities that involve the use of modern information resources and technology.

• encourages students, faculty, and staff to participate in outreach activities that benefit the wider community.

The nine-story Medical School building is connected to the Memorial Hermann Hospital. The building bridges Ross Sterling Avenue to form one continuous structure with Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Cullen, Jones, Robertson, and Hermann pavilions. A sky bridge provides a link with The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building, where the faculty conduct their clinical practices, and adjacent garages.

The Medical School building contains offices, teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, study areas, animal facilities, educational and biomedical communications support areas, student lounges, a recreational center, and administrative suites. In early 2005, the John Freeman Building (the original Medical School building), was demolished to make room for a new six-story 208,500 gross square- foot research building. The top two floors will be devoted to a state-of-the-art vivarium, and the first four floors will be dedicated to research. This new building will be connected to the Medical School building at several levels.

Ambulatory care is provided at the UT-Houston Physician Offices, located primarily in The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building across the street as well as at several satellite locations; six community health centers operated by the Harris County Hospital District; seven WIC (Women, Infants and Children) clinics; plus several other clinical outreach programs located throughout the greater Houston community

The UT Mental Sciences Institute (MSI), which is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is located in the TMC and is dedicated to education and clinical care in psychiatry. MSI also serves as a facility for clinical research activities.

The Houston Academy of Medicine/Texas Medical Center (HAM‑TMC) Library serves as the accredited library for most Texas Medical Center institutions and is the primary library resource for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Currently, the library contains 76,500 square feet of space and holds over 362,220 volumes, including books and journal volumes. Additionally, the library has subscriptions to over 100 electronic databases and over 4,400 electronic journals. Over 50 public access computers are available to library users. These computers have Internet access, as well as software products for word processing, spreadsheets, database development, and preparation of public presentations. The library also offers classes in basic HTML, Endnote, internet for medical research, navigating full-text journals, OVID, PowerPoint, PubMed, and Reference Manager.

Since 1991, the library has served as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, with responsibility for the library needs of health professionals in the five-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. So designated by the National Library of Medicine, there are only eight Regional Medical Libraries in the nation.

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) supports the teaching and learning functions of the Medical School. The staff works closely with the faculty and the students to promote utilization of innovative teaching and learning strategies in support of the Medical School’s educational programs. The LRC is housed in a state-of-the-art facility with over 10,000 square feet of dedicated space, which includes seating for more than 200 in 150 individualized study carrels and five group study rooms. There are six conference rooms as part of the Medical School’s Problem Based Learning curriculum. The LRC has over 75 networked computer stations, more than 200 Internet connections, and wireless networking capability. A range of audiovisual devices and a collection of over 3,500 instructional media include required and recommended texts, reserve and reference materials, slide sets, videotapes, and computer programs.

School name:University of Texas at HoustonMedical School
Address:6431 Fannin Street
Zip & city:TX 77030 Texas

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Medical School Courses


* Biochemistry
* Developmental Anatomy
* Gross Anatomy
* Histology
* Intro. to Clinical Medicine (cont’d in spring)
* Immunology
* Microbiology
* Neuroscience
* Physiology
* Intro. to Clinical Medicine


* Behavioral Sciences
* Ethics
* Genetics
* Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine
* Integrative Clinical Experience/Problem-Based Learning
* Pathology
* Pharmacology
* Physical Diagnosis
* Reproductive Biology
* Radiology/1 week
* Technical Skills


* Medicine
* Obstetrics & Gynecology
* Pediatrics
* Psychiatry
* Surgery
* Family Practice


* Family Practice
* Medicine
* Neurology
* Surgery
* Electives

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