Academic Colleges

UT Southwestern Medical School students 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, 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      
  • Ethics
  • Professionalism         
  • 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.