Dell Medical School In the News

Enhancing women's health. Transforming physician training. Reducing health disparities. 

Dell Medical School welcomed its first class of medical students in June 2016, but is already providing a powerful return on our community's unprecedented investment. Here's a sampling of media coverage and stories that highlight how we're rethinking health and health care to provide better outcomes at lower cost. 


Improving Medicine With Art

By exploring art at Austin's Blanton Museum, Dell Medical School students cultivate empathy, observation skills and mindfulness to improve care. The three-part program challenges students to embrace their feelings and connect with others in new ways.


Pediatricians Advise No Fruit Juice Until Kids Are 1

Young children should stick to water or milk, and all children should focus on eating whole fruit, according to a policy statement co-authored by Dell Med professor Steven Abrams for the American Academy of Pediatrics.


When Patients Share Stories, Health Insights Emerge

Experience groups, conceptualized a decade ago by Dell Med professors Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace, create opportunities for patients to share about their lives. This gives physicians and others insight they can use to address unmet needs.


A Better Way to Educate Doctors

Former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag commends Dell Med for breaking from traditional curriculum to address challenges doctors face in improving “the value of medical care.”


The Future of Health Care

Eliminating the year-long wait time for low-income Austinites seeking orthopedic care is just one example of how Dell Med and its partners are rethinking — and redesigning — the way health care works.


New Medical Schools Aim to Fix America’s Broken Health Care System

The first medical school in nearly 50 years to be built from the ground up at a top-tier research university, Dell Medical School is primed to innovate.

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Reinventing Medical School

Dell Medical School takes a totally new approach to training doctors – and could turn health care upside down. Key features that set the school apart are a leadership-focused year, a team-based curriculum, and a first-of-its-kind Design Institute for Health.