The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and Seton Healthcare Family

The future of medical education, care and research is taking shape at the new Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, the first medical school in decades to be built from the ground up at a Tier 1 research university. A partnership between the Seton Healthcare Family and the Dell Medical School comprises the Graduate Medical Education program at Seton. This relationship between Austin's largest healthcare provider and the Dell Medical School and UT Austin's research institutions continues to expand the current graduate medical education program at Seton and facilitate the development of new specialty education opportunities in the surrounding area.

The Graduate Medical Education (GME) program trains tomorrow's doctors right here in Central Texas. GME combines real-world clinical experience with quality and personalized instruction. Medical residents are receiving the skills they need to build successful careers in medicine and make lasting relationships to support their professional careers.

Created in unprecedented partnership with local taxpayers, who in 2012 voted to support the vision of making Austin and Travis County a model healthy community, the Dell Medical School is focused on harnessing the power of innovation, technology and partnerships to modernize academic medicine, create new clinical care delivery models and foster a thriving research environment. The School expects to welcome its first students in the summer of 2016.

As part of creating a vital and inclusive health ecosystem in Austin, the Dell Medical School is focused on efforts to:

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Shaping the Future of Medical Education, Care & Research
  • Modernize academic medicine by creating models that better incorporate technology and teamwork to make healthcare more effective, affordable and efficient;
  • Reinvent medical education to reflect new approaches to teaching and other innovative methods to prepare students for the realities of modern medicine;
  • Create new clinical care delivery models that reward value and better health outcomes;
  • Foster a thriving research and discovery environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurship;
  • Support a broad range of innovation that builds on the great strengths across the University of Texas campus and the UT System;
  • Fulfill a commitment to the people of Austin and Travis County by serving the health needs of the community, particularly vulnerable populations; and
  • Serve as an engine of development and growth that catalyzes the regional economy, nurtures new partnerships and keeps UT and Austin at the forefront of medical innovation for decades to come.

“I’m not interested in just creating another medical school, but in creating a medical school that really represents what we want health, and health education, to be in the next century.”

Clay Johnston, MD, PhD, Dell Medical School Dean