For more than 130 years, UTMB has stood with Texas—training today and tomorrow's health care workforce; working to better understand and treat illness and injury; providing care of for Texas families; and innovating new ways to improve health.
UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics. UTMB has a $3.3 billion annual statewide economic impact, in terms of business volume, personal income and durable goods purchases.
More than 46,000 jobs in Texas are directly or indirectly attributed to UTMB.
UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and
Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and will soon be adding a School of Public and Population Health. It has four institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized
medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member
of the Texas Medical Center.
Welcome to our Community
For more than 130 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.