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 nearly 91,000 hospitalized patients and oversee approximately 2 million outpatient visits.

Curriculum: A Foundation for Excellence

Newly revised for 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:

Abbreviations: BSF = Body Structure Foundations; FBS = Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences;
MS = Multisystems Health and Disease; FCR = Foundations of Clinical Reasoning; IC = Introduction to Clinics;
BTB = Back to Basics; PS = Physicians and Society; TCT = Transitions in Clinical Training.
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For current students, see our Curriculum for Graduating Classes Through 2018.

Medical School Facts

UT Southwestern Rankings

  • Top 25% in both Research and Primary Care (U.S. News & World Report)
  • One of only 23 medical schools in the country in Top 25% in both categories

Other Medical School Facts

  • More than 1,500 Clinical Residents
  • Approximately 900 Medical Students spread across 4 years


  • 2,278 full-time; 266 part-time
  • 6 Nobel Prize winners
  • 18 Members of the Institute of Medicine
  • 21 Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 11 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators


  • 4 clinical training hospitals in the Southwestern Medical District
  • More than 1,800 beds
  • Parkland named one of America’s best by U.S. News & World Report for 18 consecutive years