Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Office of Health Equity

Dell Med’s health equity work takes place within the context of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s definition of health equity:

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.

Guided by the Health Equity Strategic Map, over the next year the Office of Health Equity is laying groundwork internally to enable the school to effectively address externally those systems and drivers that affect the ability for Central Texans to have a “fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.” This work takes place within the context of entrenched inequities across society and upholds racial equity as a foundational principle.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focuses its work internally to create lasting institutional change: cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus environment and culture that advances equity.

The aim is to assure that everyone — especially people who have been historically marginalized — can fully participate in decision-making throughout Dell Med and equally benefit from and contribute to the institution.

The office strives to create meaningful progress in three priority areas:

  • Organizational climate
  • Faculty and staff hiring, recruitment and retention
  • Health professions pipeline programs
  • Strategic partnerships
Our mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy. By definition, that requires a commitment to health equity.

Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of Dell Medical School