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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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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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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Building a Diagnostic Medicine Network to Better Serve Austin Residents

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine, one of only a handful of similar medical school departments nationwide, operates in partnership with local clinical practices and community physicians to redefine how diagnostic testing is designed, delivered and leveraged to improve health.

Areas of Focus

Most medical schools approach diagnostic medicine — the practice of diagnosing disease — through departments of pathology, radiology and laboratory medicine. At Dell Med, these specialties are integrated. This new approach has multiple benefits, including improved test accuracy, more convenient testing and lowered cost.

Key partners are Austin Radiological Association (ARA) and Clinical Pathology Associates (CPA), and collaboration also extends to partners such as Ascension Seton. Wherever testing is performed, it is coordinated with patient needs: physicians in ARA and CPA oversee the tests, and results are promptly available to patients and referring physicians.

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