Improving the System
Dell Medical School’s vision is a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. That means that we want to live and work in an energetic environment that meets the needs of everyone — and that welcomes change when needed.
It’s why Dell Med is dedicated to training leaders to look for ways to foster innovation, improvement and opportunity, and why we’re focused on improving the regional health ecosystem as a model that can be replicated anywhere.
Dell Med sponsors a number of platforms to advance innovation in health, including its Center for Place-Based Initiatives’ program to support promising ideas. It is also working alongside partners to help develop Austin’s strengths in product development and innovation. Work to help create the Austin Healthcare Council and the launch of the Texas Health CoLab, a hub for product innovation and entrepreneurship at Dell Med that hosts Merck and other companies, are two examples.
Economic & Opportunity Development
Dell Med is working alongside the Austin Independent School District to prepare the next generation of health leaders, starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school, and is focused on recruiting a diverse faculty and staff that embraces members of communities traditionally underrepresented in the health professions.
In addition, a newly created program prioritizes med school purchasing from small, minority-and women-owned businesses.