Welcome to UT Southwestern Medical School

At UT Southwestern Medical School, we offer a world-class medical education, renowned faculty, outstanding facilities, and a world-wide reputation for producing physicians and medical professionals who are:

  • Superbly trained
  • Inspired to maintain lifelong medical scholarship
  • Deeply committed to responsible and compassionate patient care

UT Southwestern faculty, residents, and students annually provide direct care to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits.

Achieving the dream of becoming a doctor
“These are some of the 228 faces of UT Southwestern’s Medical School Class of 2017: A daughter of Palestinian refugees; a son whose family won a lottery to immigrate from a Nepali village; a son of a nurse who grew up watching his mom care for sick families in his home; and a first-generation American committed to helping the less-fortunate. Here are their stories.”

Curriculum: A Foundation for Excellence

Newly revised in 2015, our dynamic curriculum engages students by integrating strong basic science preparation and extensive, real-world clinical experiences from the first year on.

Our curriculum comprises three distinctive periods – Pre-Clerkship, Clerkship, and Post-Clerkship – each of which offers different but complementary experiences:

Curriculum Diagram
Abbreviations: BSF = Body Structure Foundations; FBS = Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences; FCR = Foundations of Clinical Reasoning; TC = Transitions to Clerkship; FiM = Frontiers in Medicine; PS = Physicians and Society; TCT = Transitions in Clinical Training.
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For current students, see our Curriculum for Graduating Classes Through 2018.

“We strive to create the best clinicians and physician-scientists in the nation, professionals whose knowledge, compassion, and leadership will serve as examples of excellence both to peers and patients alike.”
James Stull, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Physiology and Chair of the UT Southwestern Strategic Planning Committee

Medical School Facts

UT Southwestern Rankings and Other Medical School Facts

  • Top 10 in Primary Care (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top 25 in Research (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 1 of only 8 schools in the nation to achieve those rankings in each category
  • 1 of only 13 medical schools in the country in the Top 25 in both categories
  • More than 1,300 clinical residents
  • About 950 medical students spread across 4 years

UT Southwestern Faculty

  • 2,424 full-time; 260 part-time
  • 6 Nobel Laureates
  • 22 Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 17 Members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine)
  • 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

UT Southwestern Facilities

  • 4 clinical training hospitals in the Southwestern Medical District
  • More than 2,000 beds
  • Parkland named one of America’s best by U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years


Rankings and Other Facts