Dell Medical School

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Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
Dell Medical School Research Building 2016.jpg
The research building under construction in 2016.
TypePublic
Established2013
Endowment$20.6 million (August 31, 2018)[1]
DeanClay Johnston
Students98 (first class started Summer 2016)
LocationAustin, Texas, US
CampusUrban
Websitewww.utexas.edu/dell-medical-school

Coordinates: 30°16′31″N 97°43′58″W / 30.275313°N 97.732901°W / 30.275313; -97.732901 The Dell Medical School is the graduate medical school of The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. The school opened to the inaugural class of 50 students in the summer of 2016 as the newest of 18 colleges and schools on the UT Austin campus.[2] S. Claiborne "Clay" Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., was named as the medical school's inaugural dean in January 2014.[3]

In accordance with the Medical District Master Plan released in 2013, the University's portion of the medical district is being constructed in three phases.[4][5] The new medical campus will sit on existing University property at the southeastern corner of the central campus, adjacent to the existing UT School of Nursing and to the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas—the new $295 million, 211-bed teaching hospital that Seton Healthcare is building.[2][6]

In late 2011, Texas Senator Kirk Watson created a list of ten health-care centered goals he hoped to achieve within ten years for his Central Texas district. Number one on that list was to build a medical school. In May 2012, the Board of Regents allocated $25 million of annual funding to a UT Austin medical school, plus another $40 million spread over eight years for faculty recruiting. In November 2012, Travis County voters approved a proposition to raise property tax revenue in support of health care initiatives for Central Texas, including $35 million annually for a medical school.[7]

The medical school is named after the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which has pledged $50 million over ten years to the school.[8]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://utimco.org/scripts/PrivateEndowInfo/endowList.asp?groupby=college&comp=10&coll=0060
  2. ^ a b "Dell Medical School – About Us". utexas.edu. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Inaugural Dean Named at UT Austin's Dell Medical School". utexas.edu. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Medical District Master Plan" (PDF). utexas.edu. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Dell Medical School Construction Plans Unveiled". utexas.edu. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "'Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas' Will be Name of New Teaching Hospital". seton.net. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "About Us | Dell Medical School". dellmedschool.utexas.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  8. ^ "About Dell Medical School". Retrieved July 9, 2015.

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