We’re Building America’s Next Generation, Integrated Academic Medical Center, in America’s Next Great City: Austin, Texas
Something remarkable is happening.
In the fastest growing city, in the second largest state in the nation by population as well as square miles, The University of Texas at Austin, one of the country’s most respected university systems, and its newest addition, the Dell Medical School (which welcomed its first class in 2016), are leading a program of unprecedented collaboration that promises to change the face of healthcare in Texas, and the nation.
This new system of care is called UT Health Austin, and it is being built specifically to meet tomorrow’s healthcare challenges with an uncompromising commitment to clinical excellence, quality experience, and a data-driven vision of continuous improvement and groundbreaking innovation.
And, world-class Heart Care will be at the center of this new academic medical system’s subspecialty capabilities.
At UT Health Austin, we value experience, and vision. Building on the proven, best practices of established academic medical centers and systems, we are also committed to pioneering a streamlined, lean approach to community-based subspecialty medicine that will:
- Align allied, high-quality healthcare service organizations (outpatient, inpatient, medical, surgical and supporting imaging and laboratory systems) in a collaborative, technology-connected, geographically organized practice environment to give providers the tools and support they need to excel in their own specialties, while embracing patients in a coordinated, personalized system of care.
- Maximize efficiencies in scheduling, support staff, technology systems and physical facilities to make referrals between clinicians seamless, while maintaining an exemplary patient experience and level of personal service and connection.
- Provide access to the finest professional development and educational opportunities, such as resident and fellow training and academic appointments through the Dell Medical School, designed to enhance each clinician’s practice in ways that meet their own individual goals and practice ambitions.
The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Nestled close to downtown, The University of Texas at Austin brings together a prestigious community of students, faculty and staff that cultivate a rich academic environment filled with creativity and innovation. With over 38,000 undergraduate students and 12,000 graduate students, UT is one of the nation’s leading research universities and has annual research expenditures of over $600 million.
As part of the University of Texas at Austin, the Dell Medical School is pursuing innovation in the redesign of health care delivery, research, and interdisciplinary/inter-professional education. The school opened to the inaugural class of 50 students in the summer of 2016 as the newest of 18 colleges and schools on the UT Austin campus. The medical school is named after the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which has pledged $50 million over ten years to the school.
The curricular model at Dell Med is called the Leading EDGE, highlighting the focus of each year of study: essentials, delivery, growth and exploration. The students learn through case studies, use art to foster empathy, and apply knowledge by caring for their patients and the community. All of this is enhanced by a heavy focus on value-based care and health systems science through an accelerated preclinical curriculum that allows second year students to enter clerkships and apply clinical skills in hospitals and clinics.
Located in the heart of Texas, Austin, Texas’ capitol city is bustling with arts, culture, academia, food, and awesome people, making it one of the most vibrant and fastest growing cities in the United States.
With its lucrative job market, low unemployment rate, and booming economy, Austin attracts a wide range of people, from students and single professionals, to families and retirees.
Residents enjoy year-round sunshine and beautiful weather, hitting one of the 250 parks that surround the city for a hike, bike ride, jog, kayak tour, picnic, or other activity with friends and family, making Austin one of the most active cities in the U.S.
Also home to some of the world’s biggest social and cultural events, like South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin City Limits, and more, there’s always something special happening in the city, which has earned a global reputation as the live music capital of the world. Those looking for a great dining experience enjoy Austin’s vibrant culinary scene, featuring an endless array of high-quality, esteemed restaurants, established and managed by some of the biggest name in contemporary cuisine.
Subspecialty capabilities that will also include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” survey as Number One in cancer care 14 times in the last 17 years.