The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is one of the leading medical education and biomedical research institutions in the United States. UT Southwestern is located in Southwestern Medical District, a 231-acre (0.93 km2) campus in Dallas incorporating UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, and five affiliated hospitals: Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children's Medical Center, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, and St. Paul University Hospital, as well as the Aston Ambulatory Care Center. It also has programs with affiliated hospitals at several sites in Dallas, Richardson, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, and Wichita Falls.
The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions is a leader in training students to meet the challenges and opportunities in a wide range of dynamic fields, including clinical nutrition, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, prosthetics-orthotics, radiation therapy, and rehabilitation counseling. More than 300 students enroll each year, pursuing studies at the post-baccalaureate certificate, master's, and doctorate levels.
Acclaimed faculty members prepare students in a variety of health care delivery settings, provide high-quality patient and client services, and conduct ongoing research and professional development. Every program strives to contribute strong leadership that improves the educational process and extends the health care delivery system.
The School of Health Professions is set in the heart of a world-renowned medical center and collaborative relationships with UT Southwestern basic and clinical scientists provide rich resources that complement classroom learning with hands-on experience. Students learn with faculty members who are active clinicians, researchers, and leaders in their fields. Students also have access to outstanding clinical training facilities in UT Southwestern’s hospitals and affiliated institutions.
Recent Research Initiatives
- Studying the causes and effects of the 2012 West Nile Encephalitis Epidemic in Dallas, Texas, Spring 2012, and its economic consequences.
- The association of viral infection and appendicitis and its economic consequences.