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.
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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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Let’s Do Big Things Together
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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Meet Dell Med
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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Health Leadership Apprentice Program

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Areas of Impact

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 inspire kids of all ages in the Austin community to get excited about the future of health and 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.

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Program Components

For more information on the HLA program, contact Landon Hackley or Kelsey Mumford.

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Faculty Research Opportunities

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

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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, design and implement a house project aimed at improving health in the local community. Each house is guided in their project by Dell Med faculty, staff and medical students along with HLA alumni.

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Self-Initiated Project

Students are encouraged to pursue self-initiated projects, which allow them to work directly alongside Dell Med faculty and staff on specific community, education, research and clinical care initiatives.

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Workshops & Lecture Series

Apprentices get to hear from incredible faculty and health care leaders in intimate settings where they can ask questions, get answers and discover more.