About UTMB Health

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB Health) has a long marvelous history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care.

It was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences. For more than 120 years, the university has maintained a forward-thinking spirit that has enabled it to serve its students, its patients and people in Texas and beyond in innovative ways.

That pioneering spirit is alive and well today, enabling us to honor our legacy even as we expand our focus to improve health care worldwide. The members of the UTMB community share a deep commitment to service, an enduring dedication to excellence, a strong desire to blaze new trails and a great willingness to leverage their extraordinary expertise. More details...

  • UTMB students
    Students walk in front of the The Ashbel Smith Building, also known as Old Red. The building is the oldest standing medical school building west of the Mississippi.
  • Galveston National Laboratory
    Inside the Galveston National Laboratory, the only full-sized maximum-containment lab at a U.S. university and one of only four in the nation.
  • Galveston National Laboratory
    A patient room in the Comprehensive Maternity Center, located in John Sealy Hospital.
  • Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
    UTMB's Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic in League City focuses on disease management, with a number of specialized clinical services.
  • Future Jennie Sealy Hospital
    The new Jennie Sealy Hospital, located on the Galveston campus, is scheduled to open in early 2016.

The Health System

UTMB Health offers diverse experiences that will benefit fellows throughout their career, including exposure to the educational, research and patient care missions at one of the nation's leading academic medical centers.

UTMB Health is home to four schools, three institutes, more than 2,400 students and approximately 1,000 faculty members. The main campus is situated on 84 acres on the eastern end of Galveston Island and consists of over 70 major buildings, including the 440-bed John Sealy Hospital and 108-bed Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Hospital, which is dedicated solely to the care of Texas's offender population and runs one of the largest pharmacies and largest telemedicine programs in the nation. In addition, UTMB operates approximately 70 community-based clinics in 40 locations both on-island and across Galveston County, providing much needed primary and specialty care services to a rapidly growing population

In 2010, UTMB Health became the 49th member of The Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Thanks to this collaboration, fellows will have the unique opportunity to learn more about the value of collectively improving overall population health while ensuring UTMB and the Houston/Galveston region remain leaders in health sciences education, research and patient care well into the future.

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