Dean’s Message

Raul Caetano, MD, MPH, PhD Dean, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
“The students that we are getting now, the new generation of students, are the ones who are going to come out and help us change healthcare in this country and make it more egalitarian, more democratic, and more efficient.”

Thank you for your interest in the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. Our students, faculty, and staff are all part of a dynamic learning environment that will prepare you for a rewarding career in our nation's fastest-growing fields.

Health care in America is evolving toward a patient-centered model, where health professionals – each skilled in a specific area of health and wellness – work together to provide outstanding care. This exciting new approach calls for a higher level of partnership among physicians and a broad range of health professionals.

We’ve built opportunities for teamwork and collaboration into all of our programs at the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. Whatever your area of study – physical therapy, physician assistant studies, prosthetics/orthotics, or one of our other specialties – you’ll create lasting relationships with the types of professionals you’ll work with in your career.

Our unique environment encourages health profession students, medical students, and graduate biomedical science students to come together for learning, research, and clinical training. As a student, you'll observe and learn from health professionals, physicians, and researchers who put teamwork into action every day for high-quality education, state-of-the-art patient care, and cutting-edge research.

We’re part of a nationally and internationally recognized medical center with a commitment to deepening our understanding of disease and improving our ability to treat patients. As a UT Southwestern School of Health Professions student, you'll have access to renowned instructors and unmatched facilities – combined with some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation.

What you learn here will open your mind, hone your skills, and prepare you for a career rich in opportunity and reward. Please get in touch with our academic programs today and discover where your interests lie. We look forward to helping you discover your place in America’s new health care team.

Raul Caetano, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Dean, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
Dean, UT School of Public Health – Dallas Regional Campus