Faculty & Staff Demographics
About 1,200 employed faculty and staff members, in partnership with a range of health care, education and community groups, advance Dell Med’s mission to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy.
As of December 2021
On average, women are better represented in Dell Med’s faculty than they are at other U.S. medical schools. Here, 155 faculty members identify as women and 165 as men — 48% and 52%, respectively. In 2020, women comprised 43% and men comprised 57% of medical school faculty in the United States.
The percentage of woman faculty members at Dell Med has increased by an average of 2% every year since 2018.
Race & Ethnicity
At Dell Med, 62% of faculty members identify as white. The percentages of faculty members who identify as Asian, Black or Hispanic/Latina/o/x have increased since 2018:
- 20% of faculty members identify as Asian, compared to 11% in 2018;
- 11% of faculty members identify as Hispanic/Latina/o/x, compared to 7% in 2018; and
- 6% of faculty members identify as Black, compared to 3% in 2018.
Additionally, the percentages of Black and Hispanic/Latina/o/x faculty members at Dell Med are higher than the percentages of those groups at medical schools across the U.S. — 4% and 3%, respectively, in 2020.
Did You Know?
Diverse teams are better suited to solve problems, be more creative and innovate. Defined broadly — to include all facets by which individuals identify themselves — diversity is central to institutional effectiveness, viability and excellence.
Heath equity, diversity and inclusion are foundational to Dell Med’s mission. Our team is committed to developing and implementing programs that create a vibrant, inclusive environment.
Of Dell Med’s 908 staff members, 77% identify as women. This is up from 2018, when women comprised 73% of Dell Med staff.
Race & Ethnicity
Fifty-five percent of staff members identify as white, 24% as Hispanic/Latina/o/x and 9% as Asian. In Austin, 48% of people identify as white, 34% as Hispanic/Latina/o/x and 8% as Asian.
While close to parity, the percentage of staff who identify as Black is still smaller than the percentage of Black individuals in Austin.
Notes: Reporting is based on the demographic categories of faculty and staff defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges due to underrepresentation in medicine. Data on this page was collected in accordance with UT standards. Information is accurate as of December 2021.
“Employed faculty” is a category not representative of all appointments.
Dell Med was established in 2014 and enrolled its first class in 2016. Data comparisons to 2018 are associated with the first year in which there was a base population large enough for accurate measurement.
Sources: Dell Medical School Human Resources team; Dell Med Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; AAMC; U.S. Census Bureau. Page last updated December 2021.