Also called UT Southwestern, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is one of the leading educational medical centres in the nation. The institute combines ground-breaking biomedical research with outstanding clinical care and education. Established in 1943 as the Southwestern Medical College, the institute comes under the UT System Board of Regents. It became the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1954. Located in Dallas, Texas, the public medical centre maintains three degree-granting academic institutions, namely UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions and UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. It is known for being the largest medical school in the University of Texas System and the state of Texas. The medical centre is home to more than 13,500 employees and over 2,400 faculty members. It receives more than 2.7 million outpatient visits every year.
It provides admission to around 230 students annually. It is counted amongst the 5 least-expensive public medical academic institutes and top 10 largest medical schools across the nation. It comes with 6 education colleges that function as small learning communities and are supervised by a faculty mentor. The institution, along with the M.D. degree, provides choices to pursue combined degrees and to receive special graduation distinctions. Since its inception, the medical centre has successfully graduated around 20,000 physicians and other professionals in different areas of medicine. In the year 2016, it has offered training to about 3,700 medical graduates, health professional students and postdoctoral fellows. Apart from this, the institute offers medical care in about 80 specialities. In 2018, for advanced researches, it has spent a total of 454.9 million dollars out of which 204.5 million dollars was sourced federally. Its scientists and physician researchers work to examine several types of diseases/fields, including heart disease, stem cells, cancer, stroke, neuroscience, arthritis, diabetes and many other fields.
It also maintains a library called the Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center that fulfils the needs of researchers and clinical professionals to pursue medical research. It houses a great collection of electronic information resources, rare books, print archives and materials concerning the history of medicine. The library has its small branch in the North Campus. Other than this, UT Southwestern Medical Center has faculty and researchers who became members of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to this, six members of faculty from the institute have been awarded Nobel Prizes. Michael Brown, Alfred G. Gilman and Joseph Goldstein were awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology and Albert D. Lasker Award in Basic Medical Research
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