UTMB Institutional Overview
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), is located on a Gulf Coast island 48 miles south of Houston. UTMB is the third oldest medical school founded, and the oldest medical school in continuous operation west of the Mississippi River. The UTMB complex currently encompasses 54 major buildings, including 5 interconnected hospital buildings with over 450 hospital beds, on 85 acres at the east end of Galveston Island. The University maintains close affiliation with one of only three Shriner's Hospitals for Children in the U.S, which is also located on the UTMB campus. A new hospital is being built on the campus which will feature 310 patient rooms, including 54 dedicated ICU beds, a 28-bed day surgery unit, 20 state-of-the-art operating suites, a new Intensive Care Unit, and an emphasis on translational research.