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.
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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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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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Improving the System

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.

Health Innovation

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.