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.
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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Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program

The Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Austin is an innovative cross-campus collaboration of Dell Medical School, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, School of NursingDepartment of Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology and Texas Child Study Center. The program’s goal is to build a diverse and culturally competent behavioral health workforce with expertise in delivering integrated behavioral care, particularly to underserved Texans.

The program has two tracks: the Standard IBH Scholars track and the Addiction and Recovery Scholars track. Students in the Addiction and Recovery Scholars track have a special focus on prevention, treatment and recovery for individuals with substance use disorder and opioid use disorder. All IBH scholars participate in a competency-based curriculum focused on developing skills in integrated care, interprofessional practice and cultural competence. This includes hands-on training alongside care providers in Central Texas.

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The Need for Integrated Behavioral Health Care

The IBH Scholars Program is committed to closing the behavioral workforce gap in Texas.

Program Details & How to Apply

UT Austin graduate students pursuing careers in mental health are eligible for the IBH Scholars Program.

Academic Partners

The IBH Scholars Program is a cross-campus collaboration among several colleges and schools.