University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Its faculty members – who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances – are respected for their dedication to teaching. UT Southwestern’s physicians provide patients with the highest quality of care throughout the medical center’s outpatient clinics and affiliated hospitals.

About

The story of UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of commitment to excellence, dedication to discovery, and service to the community. It's also a story of phenomenal growth, fueled by exceptional people with an extraordinary vision: to establish an academic medical center second to none.

Since its formation in 1943, Southwestern Medical School has grown from a small wartime medical college into UT Southwestern Medical Center, a multifaceted academic institution nationally recognized for its excellence in educating physicians, biomedical scientists, and health care personnel.

Mission Statement

  • To improve health care in our community, Texas, our nation, and the world through innovation and education
  • To educate the next generation of leaders in patient care, biomedical science, and disease prevention
  • To conduct high-impact, internationally recognized research
  • To deliver patient care that brings UT Southwestern Medical Center’s scientific advances to the bedside – focusing on quality, safety, and service

As one of the worlds foremost research institutions, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center fosters no-fence multidisciplinary research and rigorous scientific training in both basic and clinical research. UT Southwestern has a superb international reputation for life-changing research that has led to some of the most important discoveries of our generation, including the life-saving statin drugs. Our discoveries make a difference.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is home to many nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists, including five Nobel Laureates, 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 18 members of the Institute of Medicine, a highly esteemed component of the NAS. Faculty members investigations, ranging from the microscopic level to patient care as a whole, continue to bring about notable discoveries, important educational opportunities, and advanced treatment options for improved health care.

Home to many nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists, UT Southwestern Medical Center's faculty has many distinguished members including five Nobel Laureates since 1985, 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and 18 members of the Institute of Medicine, a component of the NAS.Research AreasPhoto of lab research testsOur clinical research includes the groundbreaking Dallas Heart Study. The DHS involved more than 6,000 ethnically diverse participants in Dallas County. UT Southwestern researchers found, among other results, rare variants of a gene responsible for reduced levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) among African-Americans. Further research showed that moderate decreases in LDL-C, early in life, could have a greatly beneficial effect on cardiovascular disease.Basic research efforts include investigation of the molecular control of circadian rhythms, embryonic development, reproduction, and protein structure.UT Southwestern also supports translational research bench to bedside research that quickly moves basic discoveries into clinical trials that directly benefit patients. For instance, small artificial molecules called peptoids show promise as both diagnostic tools and treatments for various types of cancer. Peptoids can bind to cancerous cells more tightly than normal cells. Researchers are looking at ways to combine peptoids with anti-cancer drugs to target cancer cells more specifically.Vast Funding SourcesFunding from federal agencies, foundations, companies and private donors provide more than $417 million per year to fund about 3,500 research projects.

Research

As one of the worlds foremost research institutions, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center fosters no-fence multidisciplinary research and rigorous scientific training in both basic and clinical research. UT Southwestern has a superb international reputation for life-changing research that has led to some of the most important discoveries of our generation, including the life-saving statin drugs. Our discoveries make a difference.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is home to many nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists, including five Nobel Laureates, 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 18 members of the Institute of Medicine, a highly esteemed component of the NAS. Faculty members investigations, ranging from the microscopic level to patient care as a whole, continue to bring about notable discoveries, important educational opportunities, and advanced treatment options for improved health care.

Home to many nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists, UT Southwestern Medical Center's faculty has many distinguished members including five Nobel Laureates since 1985, 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and 18 members of the Institute of Medicine, a component of the NAS.Research AreasPhoto of lab research testsOur clinical research includes the groundbreaking Dallas Heart Study. The DHS involved more than 6,000 ethnically diverse participants in Dallas County. UT Southwestern researchers found, among other results, rare variants of a gene responsible for reduced levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) among African-Americans. Further research showed that moderate decreases in LDL-C, early in life, could have a greatly beneficial effect on cardiovascular disease.Basic research efforts include investigation of the molecular control of circadian rhythms, embryonic development, reproduction, and protein structure.UT Southwestern also supports translational research bench to bedside research that quickly moves basic discoveries into clinical trials that directly benefit patients. For instance, small artificial molecules called peptoids show promise as both diagnostic tools and treatments for various types of cancer. Peptoids can bind to cancerous cells more tightly than normal cells. Researchers are looking at ways to combine peptoids with anti-cancer drugs to target cancer cells more specifically.Vast Funding SourcesFunding from federal agencies, foundations, companies and private donors provide more than $417 million per year to fund about 3,500 research projects.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
48 -5
2016
43 1
2015
44
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
121
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Services include:

  • Campus Housing
  • Child Care
  • Computer Support
  • Campus Shuttle Services
  • Student Health Service

Student Life

Student life at UT Southwestern Medical Center is exciting and busy, and there are a variety of resources available to help students settle in and stay on track.

Accreditation

UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor (B.S.), masters (M.A./M.S./M.S.C.S./M.P.A.S./M.R.C), doctoral (Ph.D./D.P.T.) and medical professional (M.D.) degrees.

Dallas, Texas, United States