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UTSW among top three companies in the nation for new graduates

DALLAS – May 28, 2021 – UT Southwestern Medical Center ranked No. 3 in the nation on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers For New Graduates, placing it in the top 1 percent, and highest among academic medical centers.

Forbes and market research company Statista identify the companies most liked by new workforce entrants for their annual ranking, compiled by surveying 20,000 Americans with less than 10 years of professional experience working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants were asked to rank their employer on criteria such as safety, opportunities for advancement, effectiveness of diversity programs, and company image.

“As new graduates transition from school to starting their careers, they seek not only job opportunities, but training, support, and benefits that can help establish a strong foothold for their future. As a nationally recognized academic medical center, UT Southwestern is able to offer those essential tools that can make a real difference in getting their careers off to a good start,” said Janelle Browne, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer at UT Southwestern, which has approximately 18,800 employees and an operating budget of $3.7 billion. “As an academic institution, our culture of learning is not confined to the classrooms. It is infused in every aspect of our mission, so we offer support systems to help ensure our employees succeed so they can perform at their best, and provide that top-level service to our patients and peers throughout the scientific and medical communities.”

UT Southwestern has established online and in-person training and mentoring programs that address diversity and inclusion; help groom those interested in future management and leadership roles; provide technical skills needed to adapt and conquer new software and technologies; as well as offering resources for employee wellness, managing stress and finances, and sharing common interests.

“We appreciate that our employees are people who are trying to balance commitments to work and home life. For those just starting out, learning how to successfully balance those demands is important for future success and advancement, so finding institutions like UT Southwestern that can offer those extra resources and training opportunities provides a valuable advantage.”

For example, UT Southwestern’s Office of Institutional Equity & Access' Division of Diversity and Inclusion oversees various initiatives including business resource groups, also known as employee resource groups or affinity groups. These voluntary, employee-led groups serve as a resource for members and the organization for events that promote networking, mentor opportunities, and career development. At UT Southwestern, these include:

In addition to the Forbes listing, UT Southwestern has been recognized by The Scientist among best places to work for post docs and holds Magnet designation in nursing, which recognizes health-care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. UT Southwestern also has been recognized as a mother-friendly worksite by the Texas Department of State Health Services and has Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite Designation from the American Heart Association. UT Southwestern’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital is ranked No. 1 in the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas region and No. 2 in the state, as well as nationally ranked in 17 specialty areas and procedures by U.S. News & World Report and a Top Performer by The Joint Commission, a non-profit that accredits health care organizations. Search for UTSW jobs here.

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 117,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 3 million outpatient visits a year.