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
2006 98% 93% 230 218
2007 99% 94% 233 222
2008 98% 93% 233 221
2009 96% 93% 226 221
2010 96% 91% 230 222
2011 98% 94% 233 224
2012 98% 95% 235 227

Our medical students also do well when they move on to residency programs. The graduating class of 2013 began residencies in 24 specialties across 83 locations in 31 states.

Undergraduate colleges of incoming students, 2013

(Boldface indicates 3 or more from the university)
Baylor University Texas A&M University – Commerce
Boston University Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Brigham Young University Texas State University–San Marcos
Brown University Texas Tech University
Calvin College The University of Texas at Austin
Case Western Reserve University Trinity University
Clemson University Tufts University
Cleveland State University Tulane University
College of Santa Fe Universite Claude Bernard – Lyon I
Cornell University University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dallas Baptist University University of Arizona
Dartmouth College University of California Berkeley
Davidson College University of California Davis
Duke University University of California San Diego
Emory University University of Chicago
Fordham University University of Georgia
George Washington University University of Houston – Downtown
Georgetown University University of Houston-Main Campus
Gonzaga University University of Iowa
Harvard University University of Kansas Main Campus
Indiana University Bloomington University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Johns Hopkins University University of North Texas
Louisiana State University and
Agricultural and Mechanical College
University of Notre Dame
Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Master's College and Seminary University of Pennsylvania
McGill University University of Saint Thomas
New York University University of Texas at Arlington
Northwestern University University of Texas at Dallas
Princeton University University of Texas at El Paso
Purdue University Main Campus University of Texas at San Antonio
Saint  Edwards University University of Texas at Tyler
Saint  Mary's University University of Virginia
Seattle Pacific University Vanderbilt University
Southern Methodist University Washington State University
Southwestern Adventist University Washington University in Saint  Louis
Southwestern University Wellesley College
Stanford University William Marsh Rice University
Texas A&M University

Yale University