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University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas

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Southwestern Medical School, founded in 1943, is a part of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Located just north of downtown Dallas, the 150-acre campus includes modern classrooms and laboratories and an extensive medical library, as well as a variety of athletic facilities. An important focus of the educational effort of UT Southwestern is training primary care physicians and preparing doctors who will practice in underserved areas of Texas, as well as those interested in careers in academic medicine and research.


4-year semitraditional. First year: Medical biochemistry, biology of cell and tissues, human anatomy and embryology, human behavior and psychopathology, medical genetics, physiology, and medical ethics to clinical medicine I, endocrinology, and human reproduction. Second year: Clinical medicine, principles and practice, immunology and medical microbiology, anatomic and clinical pathology, and medical pharmacology are integrated and covered by body systems. Third and fourth years: Divided into blocks and allocated to internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics/ gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, family practice, and psychiatry. All instruction pertaining to these departments is given within its own block of time. About half of the fourth year is open to electives.

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Minority admissions: The school has an active minority student recruitment program. Other degree programs: Combined MD-PhD programs are offered in a variety of disciplines including molecular biophysics, cell regulation, genetics and development, molecular microbiology, neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology and immunology. Coordinated MD-MBA and MD-MPH programs are also available.


In addition to the basic premedical science courses, an extra year of biology (or zoology), 1 semester of calculus, and 1 year of English are required. Transfer and advancedstanding:Transferstudentsareaccommodated only the third year and must be currently in good standing at other LCME-accredited schools.


Traditional letter grading system within which D and F are failing grades. Each student’s performance is computed on the basis of a system of quantitative and qualitative weighting. A student incurring a failing grade may be asked by the Promotions Committee to withdraw from school, to repeat the year’s work, or to remove the deficiency by some other means. Satisfactory performance on Step 1 and Step 2 of the USMLE are required prior to graduation. Teaching: The 70-acre main campus serves as the focus of a large medical complex that includes Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, University Hospitals at St. Paul, Zale Zipshy, City of Dallas Health Department, and Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences. Other: James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center and Fred F. Florence Bioinformation Center. The 30-acre north campus has been developed providing abundant research space. It is directly connected to the south campus. Affiliated teaching facilities include Baylor University Medical Center, John Peter Smith Hospital (Fort Worth), Charlton Methodist Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, and Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. Library: The library has a collection of 175,000 volumes and receives 2400 serials annually. Housing: A student apartment complex is available.

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5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75235

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