Working at UTMB

Working together to work wonders.

About UTMB

The state’s first academic medical center, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), has been at the forefront of educational, research and clinical excellence since 1891. Throughout its history, UTMB has graduated more health professionals than any other academic health center in the state and has made possible countless research and patient care advances.

Today, UTMB is undergoing robust revitalization and growth to make its vision of a healthier future for our state and beyond a reality. As a proud member of the Texas Medical Center, UTMB represents an incredible return on investment for the people of Texas.

UTMB Health is a great place to work and build a career. Recognition of the importance of our people is first among our strategic priorities; we believe in investing in our people, our No. 1 asset. We do this by providing extensive internal and external training opportunities (part of our commitment to lifelong learning), through a comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits package and structured set of goals related to our people.

We seek to:

  • Attract and retain outstanding faculty, administrators and staff who are committed to our goals and core values.
  • Provide our people with the leadership and professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge and career satisfaction.
  • Use market-based compensation and recognition programs to promote and reward outstanding performance .
  • Use annual evaluations to set performance expectations and provide feedback about work efforts and skill development needs.
  • Collect and use employee feedback to optimize employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Share critical data about UTMB’s strategic vision and direction at all levels of the organization for effective decision-making.

The UTMB Community

UTMB at a Glance


UTMB’s mission is to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world.


We work together to work wonders as we define the future of health care and strive to be the best in all of our endeavors.


Our values define our culture and guide our every interaction.

  • We demonstrate compassion for all.
  • We always act with integrity.
  • We show respect to everyone we meet.
  • We embrace diversity to best serve a global community.
  • We promote excellence and innovation through lifelong learning.


12,939 total headcount*
  • 3,811 (Academic Enterprise; includes 961 faculty)
  • 4,339 (Health System w/o CMC)
  • 3,041 (Correctional Managed Care)
  • 1,748 (Institutional Support)

*Excludes without salary and pay-by-letter faculty

Economic Impact (in round numbers)

  • Texas: $3B business volume; $2B personal income; 46,000 permanent jobs
  • Southest Texas Region**: $1B business volume; $1B personal income; 22,000 permanent jobs
  • Galveston County: $526M business volume; $670M personal income; 13,000 jobs
  • Galveston Island: $300M business volume; $310M personal income; 10,000 jobs

**Region includes Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange and Waller counties

Financial Health

  • $2B budget
  • For the seventh consecutive year, UTMB has maintained a positive financial margin to reinvest in its mission and sustain growth


  • Enrolling more students than ever: 3,238 students enrolled (Fall 2016)
  • A leader in diversity
    • SOM ranked:
      • 1st nationally in the number of Hispanic graduates
      • 4th nationally in the number of African-American graduates
      • 2nd nationally in the number of underrepresented minority graduates
  • Training the physician workforce
    • 54.5% of UTMB medical students matched to residencies in Texas (2016)
    • 41% of UTMB medical students matched to primary care residences (2016)


  • $122M in FY16 research awards
  • Funding from NIH increased by 13 percent over FY15 levels
  • Microbiology & Immunology Department ranks 3rd nationally in NIH funding; OB/Gyn, Pathology and Pharmacology & Toxicology departments in top 25% nationally; 5 faculty ranked in NIH top 50 in their respective disciplines
  • School of Health Professions ranks 15th nationally in research funding among similar schools
  • Positioned to make significant contributions in translational research (development of diagnostic or therapeutic interventions to treat or prevent disease or frailty)
  • Unique facilities and cores (e.g., fully operational Galveston National Laboratory)
  • Excellence in infectious diseases, biodefense, vaccine development, asthma, burns and inflammation, and aging-related chronic diseases research
  • Research strength in molecular medicine, structural biology and proteomics
  • Collaborative culture and unparalleled opportunities to partner

Patient Care

  • Level 1 Trauma Center (Galveston), one of only three such centers serving all ages in Southeast Texas
  • Emergency Department services in Galveston, Angleton and League City
  • Only designated Ebola treatment cetner for adults in Texas
  • Inpatient Enterprise FY16
    • 666 beds
    • 30,298 hospital discharges
    • 6,091 newborn deliveries
    • 2,005 unsponsored/self-pay hospital admissions
    • $158.2M uncompensated care
  • Outpatient Enterprise FY16
    • 1,015,673 outpatient encounters
    • 128,966 telemedicine encounters
    • Full range of primaryand specialty services, on and off island
    • About 100 primary and specialty care clinics at about 50 locations in Galveston and communities throughout the Bay Area
    • Expanding access to primary care with clinics in Alvin, Angleton, Clear Lake, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Lake Jackson, Texas City and Webster; pediatric and adult Urgent Care services in Alvin, Angleton, League City and Texas City (with pediatric Urgent Care in Galveston)
    • 13-clinic Regional Maternal and Child Health Program serves families from Beaumont to Huntsville to McAllen
    • Focusing on collaboration; addressing gaps in service

Building for our Future

Galveston Campus
  • Infrastructure upgrades nearing completion
  • John Sealy Hospital modernization underway
    • Planned completion: 2020
    • To house services for women, infants and children, as well as Blocker Burn Unit, cardiac catheterization lab and new Behavioral Health Treatment Center
  • John Sealy Annex houses nation’s first MakerHealthTM Space to support health care innovation
  • Jennie Sealy Hospital opened April 2016
    • 310 patient rooms at final build-out, including 60 intensive care unit beds
    • 20 state-of-the-art operating suites, including intraoperative MRI technology
    • Rooms offer soothing views of the Gulf of Mexico and a patient- and family-centered environment
    • Real-world classroom for students and cutting-edge technology for patients
    • $438M funded through:
      • $170M from Sealy & Smith Foundation
      • Debt service on $150M tuition revenue bond from state of Texas
      • $100M in philanthropic contributions through ongoing fundraising effort
      • $18M in university resources
  • New Health Education Center
    • Accommodates enrollment growth to address critical health care workforce shortages in Texas and the U.S.
    • Fosters interprofessional education for students across all health professions
    • Will include advanced simulation technology for high-realism/low-risk training
    • Ensures a workforce adept at practicing in a team-based environment—the future of health care
    • Helps attract and retain top-notch students, residents, faculty and staff
    • Funded through $68 million in Tuition Revenue Bonds and $23 million in philanthropic support
    • Scheduled for occupancy in 2019
  • Expanded Research Space
    • $42M approved by UT System for research facility expansion, to replace critical research space that suffered irreparable damage during Hurricane Ike
    • Ensures the future of UTMB’s world-class research enterprise by creating resilient, state-of-the-art facilities to support groundbreaking research and attract top scientists

League City Campus
  • League City Hospital and Emergency Department opened June 2016
    • 11 Labor/Delivery/Recovery/ Postpartum (LDRP) rooms and 20 medical/surgery rooms (total 31 rooms at opening; plan to grow to 37 rooms)
    • Large LDRP rooms with oversized windows, Wi-Fi, sofa beds; mom and baby can room together; neonatology support
    • Emergency Department offers 24-hour, child-friendly waiting room; 10 treatment rooms; full diagnostics lab and CT/MRI capabilities; endoscopy services and cardiac catheterization available
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center outpatient facility under construction on League City Campus land leased from UTMB; will facilitate clinical collaborations and expand access to care in growing region
  • Adjacent clinics facility offers wide range of specialty services and after-hours urgent care
Angleton Danbury Campus
  • Includes 45-bed acute care hospital with Emergency Department and Level IV trauma center; Surgical & Cardiac Care Center; Health & Wellness Center; the Peklo Women’s Pavilion; and outpatient imaging center
  • Service line expansions have increased access to primary care, cardiology and Urgent Care services in the community

Our Road Map

UTMB’s institutional vision for 2017-2019 focuses on four strategic priorities—people, value, strategic management and growth, and resources—to ensure success in fulfilling UTMB’s vital education, research and patient care mission.