Our Medical Students

Great students make for a great medical school experience. At UT Southwestern Medical School, you’ll be among the best and the brightest. Our diverse, motivated student body will stimulate you intellectually and inspire you to reach your full potential.

Medical students.

"Everyone is exceptionally talented with unique backgrounds and influences. I honestly can’t imagine having a better medical school experience. I feel like I’m having one of the best experiences of my life."

– Jonathan Tran, Class of 2013

UT Southwestern students’ performance consistently exceeds that of students at other medical schools. Nearly 100 percent pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), well above the national average.

Pass rates of incoming students taking Step 1 of USMLE for the first time

Pass RateMean Score
UT SouthwesternAll U.S. Medical SchoolsUT SouthwesternAll U.S. Medical Schools
2011 98% 94% 233 224
2012 98% 95% 235 227
2013 99% 96% 236 228

Our medical students also do well when they move on to residency programs. The graduating class of 2014 began residencies in 22 specialties across 87 locations in 31 states.

Undergraduate colleges of incoming students, 2013

(Boldface indicates 3 or more from the university)
Angelo State University Texas State University–San Marcos
Austin College Texas Tech University
Baylor University The University of Texas at Austin
Brigham Young University Trinity University
Brown University United States Air Force Academy
Carnegie Mellon University United States Military Academy
City University of New York University of Alabama
CUNY Graduate Center University of Chicago
Clemson University University of Colorado at Boulder
Cornell University University of Dallas
Dartmouth College University of Florida
Duke University University of Houston-Main Campus
Emory University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Georgetown University University of Miami
Hamptom University University of New Hampshire
Harding University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hendrix College University of North Texas
Hofstra University University of Notre Dame
Houston Baptist University University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Iowa State University University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University University of Rochester
Kansas State University University of Southern California
Lamar University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Louisiana State University A&M University of Texas at Arlington
Louisiana State University in Shreveport University of Texas at Dallas
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Texas at San Antonio
New York University University of Texas HSC
North Carolina State University University of Virginia
Northwestern University University of Washington
Oakwood University University of Washington-Madison
Oklahoma Baptist University Utah State University
Oregon State University Vanderbilt University
San Jose State University Washington and Lee University
Southern Methodist University Washington University in Saint Louis
Southwestern University Wayland Baptist University
Swarthmore College Wellesley College
Texas A&M University William Marsh Rice University
Texas Christian University Yale University