As the first medical school built at a tier-one research university in decades, the Dell Medical School has the opportunity to create from scratch the most innovative and student-centered curriculum in the nation.
Today is an exciting day for the Dell Medical School. Approval of the M.D. degree from the state’s education authority brings us one step closer to launching a cutting-edge education program at UT Austin and to recruiting physician leaders of tomorrow. – Sue Cox
Here are 5 ways the now-approved Dell Medical School curriculum will transform medical education to better prepare students for the 21st century health care landscape:
- Focus on Leadership Development: The Dell Medical School curriculum aims to create a new type of physician leader – one driven by the opportunity to inspire other physicians and revolutionize the health care environment.
- Commitment to Innovation: The 3rd year of a Dell Medical School student’s education will be dedicated almost entirely to innovation and leadership; students will get a one-of-a-kind immersion in 21st century medical practices and design strategies to improve health.
- Integrating Technology in Medicine: Students will explore technological advancements that incorporate MedTech innovation in both clinical settings and the day-to-day lives of people across the community.
- Student Presence in the Community: By participating in community and preventive medicine programs, students will experience the community component of learning and medical education while helping to fill gaps in community access and outreach.
- Educational Flexibility: The Dell Medical School will offer numerous opportunities for students to personalize their educational experience by pursuing dual degrees – or by conducting translational, health care redesign and basic science research that have been integrated into the curriculum.
The THECB approval is a huge milestone in building the Dell Medical School, which will seek to recruit the best and brightest talent from across the state of Texas and the country once it receives its preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education as soon as this summer.
Learn more details about the Dell Medical School curriculum.
Update: As of June 29, 2015, Dell Medical School received official accreditation from the LCME.