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.
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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We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
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Connecting Partnership & Progress to Better Health for Central Texans

From attracting top doctors to Austin and training specialists to coordinating and expanding safety net care, Dell Med connects its progress to objectives shared in Central Health’s Strategic Work Plan in an annual brief.

Advancing Community Impact

Driven by an unprecedented partnership with the community, Dell Med is focused on improving health locally as a model for the nation. Download the overviews below for a look at some of the ways in which Dell Med is meeting that challenge today.

Increase in residents and fellows (2015-2023)

Pursuing Excellence in Medical Education

Dell Med works with its clinical partner, Ascension Seton, to provide formative clinical experiences for 401 doctors in training through 46 programs. The result? Physicians who are prepared to engage in the critical work of revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy.

Collaborative projects supporting mental health care

Improving the Continuum of Care for Mental Health

Teams across Dell Med are working with diverse partners to improve the continuum of care for mental health — broadly referred to as brain health — in support of people and families in Central Texas and beyond.

In follow-on funding for Texas Health Catalyst-supported innovators

Translating & Commercializing Health Innovations

As the hub for health product innovation at UT Austin, the CoLab at Dell Med is addressing the challenges in bringing novel procedures, treatments and devices to market, bridging the gap between breakthrough discoveries at research universities like UT and everyday consumers.

Increase in colorectal cancer screening rate (CommUnityCare patients)

Catalyzing Innovation in Cancer Prevention & Care

In collaboration with partners such as CommUnityCare Health Centers, and with the support of more than $18 million in CPRIT funding, multidisciplinary teams at Dell Med are on the front line of local efforts to prevent cancer — one of the leading causes of death in Travis County — by supporting people with the least access to care and the greatest likelihood of severe disease.

Dell Med Progress & Impact Snapshots