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 92,000 hospitalized patients and oversee approximately 2.1 million outpatient visits.

Match Day 2016
The UTSW Class of 2016 gathered to rip open their envelopes of destiny to discover their residency program matches.

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:

Curriculum Diagram
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

  • Nearly 1,400 clinical residents
  • Approximately 959 medical students spread across 4 years


  • 2,308 full-time; 343 part-time
  • 6 Nobel Prize winners
  • 18 Members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine)
  • 22 Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators


  • 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