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More Doctors & More Care

Attracting New Doctors

As of March 2022, Dell Med is directly or indirectly connected to attracting 415 new doctors to Austin since 2014. That’s 10% of physicians in Travis County.

644 Residency Grads, 71% Practicing in Texas

Graduate medical education programs (residencies and fellowships) are an important way that cities attract new doctors — nationally, 57% of physicians who complete residency training practice in the state of their training (AAMC U.S. GME data, 2011-2020). Of the 644 residents who have graduated from Dell Med programs, 432 immediately entered practice, with 71% practicing in Texas

1 Million+ Hours of Care

About 65% (200 of 306) of faculty members employed by Dell Med work in the community, providing 280,000 hours of care annually at Ascension Seton, CommUnityCare Health Centers, Integral Care and other safety-net partners (excluding UT Health Austin). Residents and fellows, meanwhile, provide another 730,000-plus hours of care each year.

Additionally, 42% of these faculty members specialize in areas of need identified in Central Health’s Equity-Focused Service Delivery Strategic Plan.

Residency & Fellowship Programs Co-Sponsored With Ascension Seton

Residents & Fellows — Up 55% Since 2015
Hours of Care, 80+ Hospitals & Clinics
Specialty Programs — Tripled Since 2015

After Residency Training

Dell Med Residency Graduates
Practicing in Texas*
Practicing in Central Texas*

Caring for Central Texas: UT Health Austin

UT Health Austin, Dell Med’s clinical practice, features 60-plus primary care, walk-in and speciality clinics, including adult and pediatric care programs in partnership with Ascension Seton and Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Care by UT Health Austin In the Last Year

Unique Patients
Patient Visits
1 in 3
Patient Visits Funded by MAP, Medicaid or Medicare

Including Care for the Underserved

Surgeries Performed at Ambulatory Surgical Center (Since 2021)
Women's Health Unique Patients (26% Funded by MAP, Medicaid or Medicare)
Musculoskeletal Unique Patients (42% Funded by MAP, Medicaid or Medicare)

Expanding Specialty Care in Central Texas

30 New Specialty & Complex Care Programs

In collaboration with Ascension Seton, UT Health Austin is home to five adult partner programs — including 30 new subspecialty and complex care programs — as well as seven pediatric partner programs. These feature multiple new specialty and complex care services, many of which were previously unavailable in Central Texas.

First Pediatric Heart Transplant in Travis Co.

The creation of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease resulted in the first pediatric heart transplant in Travis County in 2020. The center has performed 16 transplants and 1,136 other pediatric heart surgeries.

Help for High-Risk Babies

The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center provides complex gynecological care that was previously unavailable in Central Texas. The center successfully delivered 87 highest-risk babies during its first 12 months.

More Help for Mental Health

Services & Resources for 29 Schools 

The Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program provides pediatric mental health services and resources for schools across the state. Thru TCHATT, Dell Med serves thousands of students in the Austin area, providing services at 29 schools in 13 Central Texas counties.

Reimagining Austin State Hospital

In collaboration with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and diverse partners, Dell Med is leading a $300 million redesign of the Austin State Hospital to design a new 240-bed facility and to collaboratively develop an innovative model for a continuum of care.

Collaborative Research to Better Health

Dell Med’s research environment works to accelerate scientific discovery into tools for healing and healthy lives.

Research Counts

Research Funding
Research Projects

Equity in Health Care

Caring for People Experiencing Homelessness

The Mobile Medical and Mental Health Care Team, or the M3 Team, is one of several programs and partnerships caring for hundreds of people chronically experiencing homelessness. The team includes faculty and staff from Dell Med, CommUnityCare and Integral Care.

Free, Student-Led Clinic 

At the C.D. Doyle Clinic, Dell Med students join with volunteer physicians and UT nursing and pre-health undergraduate students to provide services to people experiencing homelessness

Embedding Community Health Workers

Community health workers embedded within Dell Med help improve health care access and inequities in partnership with Dell Seton Medical Center, Lone Star Circle of Care, Go Austin/Vamos Austin, CommUnityCare and Integral Care.

Advancing Cancer Prevention & Care

Dell Med leverages $19-plus million from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas for its collaborative cancer prevention and research efforts.

Increasing Preventative Screenings

CommUnityCare Patients Screened for Colorectal Cancer (Doubling Screening Rate)
CommUnityCare Patients Screened for Lung & Alcohol-Related Cancers

Improving Health Beyond Clinics & Hospitals

*Of 432 immediately entering practice.

Information on this page was updated October 2022. For complete information, download the report in English or español