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McGovern at University of Texas-Houston Secondary Application


The McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its first class in 1970. McGovern is the seventh largest medical school in the United States. With their new curriculum, students begin gaining clinical exposure in January of their first year. Students must also complete a Scholarly Concentration during their time at McGovern. Along with a curriculum that incorporates interprofessional education, students have the opportunity to complete clinical, basic, or translation research if that is something they wish to pursue. McGovern also separates students into societies that they remain in throughout their medical education. The purpose of the McGovern Societies is to maintain is a culture of wellness during medical school.


To educate a diverse body of future physicians and biomedical scientists for a career dedicated to the highest ideals of their profession; to provide outstanding patient-centered care; and to conduct innovative research that benefits the health and well-being of the population of Texas and beyond.

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Dual Degree Programs:

  • - MD/PhD

    - MD/MPH

    - MD/MS

    - MS/MBA

    - MD/OMFS


Deliver compassionate patient care focusing on effectiveness, quality, safety, and service
Provide a competency-based curriculum emphasizing integrity and professionalism
Embrace a culture of lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, open inquiry, and scholarship
Cultivate professional and respectful communication
Foster a diverse and inclusive learning community
Support the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff
Promote interprofessional collaboration
Support leadership and innovation in teaching, research, and service
Advocate for excellent care for the underserved and for the reduction of health care disparities


Campus: Houston

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  • - Annual High Temp: 78.3°F

    - Annual Low Temp: 59.8°F

    - Av. Annual Rainfall: 45.28 inch

*US average index is 100

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