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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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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Health Leadership Apprentice Program

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Areas of Impact

To support the HLA program and its following areas of impact, make a gift.

Apprentices learn how to take their ideas from the drawing board to the streets of Austin in support of Dell Med’s work to improve health in the local community as a model for the nation.

Apprentices coordinate and participate in a number of community outreach programs that teach kids of all ages in the Austin community about being healthy and spark an interest in health care.

Apprentices get first-hand experience in the leading-edge health care research projects of Dell Med faculty and contribute as team members to advancing various fields in medicine.

Students at a Stop The Bleed event.
A student helping a child.
Health Leadership Apprentice Session.

About the Program

For more information on the HLA program, please contact one of the program coordinators: Valeria Chávez and Madalyn Rosenthal.

Students in a class.
House Projects

HLA students are assigned to one of several “houses,” where they work as a team with five other members of the class to propose and design a project based on Dell Med’s Community-Driven Initiatives.

Two students presenting research.
Faculty/Staff Research Opportunities

HLA Students can partner with the incredible faculty at Dell Med on their research and health projects that are leading the world of medicine.

A student performing a self-initiated project.
Self-Initiated Project

After their first year in the HLA program, students are encouraged to pursue self-initiated projects (SIP) based on their house project, a faculty/staff opportunity or an original idea.

SIPs allow students to work directly alongside Dell Med faculty and staff to create community, education, research and clinical care initiatives.

Clay Johnston speaking on stage.
Workshops & Lecture Series

Apprentices will hear from faculty and health care leaders in intimate settings where they can ask questions, get answers and discover what it means to transform health care at Dell Med.