University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas Review
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its first students in 1943. UT Southwestern is committed to diversity, and 24.8 percent of their class are underrepresented in medicine. The curriculum allows for students to pursue their own interests by offering avenues of distinction in a number of areas. The Academic Colleges allow for specialized faculty mentorship for students. There are over 100 electives for students to choose from during their time as medical students. The curriculum is given through different modes of team-based, small-group, lab, and simulation learning. Over 80 percent of clinical training is done at the Parkland Hospital. Students are also very involved in many different campus clubs. There are educational, honorary, international/cultural, recreational, religious, service, social, and student government clubs.
Promoting health and a healthy society that enables achievement of full human potential
Physicians, scientists, and caregivers optimally prepared to serve the needs of patients and society
Research that solves for unmet needs by finding better treatments, cures, and prevention with a commitment to ensuring real world application
Best care possible today, with continuous improvement and innovation for better care tomorrow
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- Annual High Temp: 77.1°F
- Annual Low Temp: 51.5°F
- Av. Annual Rainfall: 40.97 inch
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Excellence: We strive for the highest standards of clinical excellence, educational distinction, research integrity, and administrative quality in all we do. We are rigorous in our commitment to ongoing improvement.
Innovation: We endeavor to develop new knowledge about diseases and treatment, enhance the lives of patients through better care and treatments, creatively approach challenges, and inspire the next generation of physicians, scientists, and health professionals.
Teamwork: We work collaboratively and with a shared purpose, drawing on our diverse backgrounds, talents and ideas, and bringing an unwavering integrity to everything we do.
Compassion: We foster an environment in which patients, visitors, and colleagues are treated with respect, dignity, and kindness in every encounter, every day.
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