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.
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.
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Health in the Landscape of Life
Enabling the healthscape, the ecosystem outside the clinic, requires improving the system to pay for health drivers.
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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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Young student using a plastic atom module.

The Creating Leaders in Medicine and Beyond program provides an opportunity for students to further develop critical-thinking skills, interact with health professionals from various fields to gain exposure to related career opportunities and build academic and personal confidence from mentors and instructors.

A genetic counselor showing data to an individual.

Through the Clinical Undergraduate Shadowing Program, prospective genetic counseling students shadow a genetic counselor at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes at UT Health Austin, observing telehealth visits, clinical huddles and tumor boards.

Health Leadership Apprentice Program participants.

In a semester-long apprenticeship, students of The University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University as well as recent grads work alongside Dell Med faculty and staff on projects tied to health transformation.

Students at a summer camp.

Each summer, middle and high school students from across Central Texas spend two weeks at UT Austin learning about a variety of health professions through hands-on activities.

A female middle school student pointing at a projector screen while the rest of her class stands and sits behind her in an auditorium.

Through Dell Medical School, health science middle school and high school students and their teachers take experiences from the Livestrong Foundation’s award-winning Livestrong at School online cancer curriculum beyond the classroom to discuss cancer and careers with clinicians, researchers, community organizations and cancer survivors.

A nurse with patients.

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that empowers bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency. Dell Medical School sponsors the UT Austin chapter of Stop the Bleed, which frequently hosts free trainings on basic bleeding control techniques. All are welcome to attend!

Three SHE participants learning from an instructor in a lab.

The Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Cancer aims to empower high school student leaders who identify as female with experiences, activities and discussions that introduce them to the incredible breadth of career and leadership opportunities in the field of oncology.

Woman speaking to colleagues.

Undergraduate students are eligible for this experience focused on cancer-related research. Fellows come from universities across the U.S. to spend 10 weeks in laboratories at the Dell Medical School and UT Austin.

Group of speakers at an impact event.

UT Austin graduate and undergraduate students as well as recent grads can gain experience in technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and more through this semester-long position.