When students are accepted to UT Southwestern Medical School, they are assigned to one of six Colleges on their first day, and they remain in that College all four years. A student’s College serves as a learning community that brings together gifted faculty with small groups of students. In this informal environment, the students and faculty share the experience of being a physician. Professionalism, communication, and clinical skills are taught in a bedside setting. The group engages in deep discussions of many topics, including:
- Clinical medicine
- Clinical reasoning
- Human behavior
Academic Colleges serve as building blocks for developing and sustaining additional learning communities throughout UT Southwestern.
Learn more about the six Academic Colleges.