About UTHealth

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. UTHealth educates more healthcare professionals than any other health-related institution in the State of Texas. Its medical school is the nation's sixth largest. It includes a psychiatric hospital and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital. Founded in 1972 by the U.T. System Board of Regents, UTHealth’s 10,000-plus faculty, staff, students and residents are committed to delivering innovative solutions that advance human health and well-being.


As a comprehensive health science university, the mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.

We pursue this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury, as well as promoting individual health and community well-being.


  • First in number of health care graduates in Texas
  • Sixth largest Medical School in the U.S.
  • School of Nursing ranked in top 5% in U.S.
  • More than a century of dental excellence
  • School of Biomedical Informatics the first and only of its kind
  • School of Public Health is home to six campuses - more than any other in the nation

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