About Working at UTMB Health

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.


12,126 total headcount

  • 4,070 (Academic Enterprise; includes 898 Faculty)
  • 3,477 (Health System w/o CMC)
  • 2,916 (Correctional Managed Care)
  • 1,663 (Institutional Support)

Economic Impact (in round numbers)

  • Texas: $4B total spending; $2B output (goods, services); 26,000 permanent jobs
  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown region: $2.5B total spending; $1B output; 18,000 jobs
  • Galveston County: $2B total spending; $1B output; 15,000 jobs
  • Tax revenue offsets: $96M to Texas; $56M to local taxing authorities
  • Medical services by physicians we’ve trained (Texas): $24B total spending; $13B output; 169,000 jobs
  • Research (Texas): $3B total spending; $1B output; 16,000 jobs
  • Construction (Texas): $3B total spending; 16,000 employed (person-years)

Financial Health

  • For the fifth consecutive year, UTMB has maintained a positive financial margin to reinvest in its mission and sustain growth


  • Enrolling more students than ever: 3,211 students enrolled (Fall 2014)
  • 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 primary care physicians for Texas
    • 46% of UTMB graduates chose primary care residencies (2014)
    • Of those, 54% stayed in Texas for training


  • $126M in FY14 research expenditures
  • 2 departments in National Institutes of Health top 10
  • School of Health Professions ranks 9th among peers
  • 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/vaccines, asthma, burns, and aging-related chronic diseases research
    • Collaborative culture and unparalleled opportunities to partner

Patient Care

  • Level 1 Trauma Center, one of only three such centers serving all ages in Southeast Texas
  • Only designated EbolaLevel 1 Trauma Center, one of only three such centers serving all ages in Southeast Texas
  • Inpatient Enterprise FY14
    • 481 beds
    • 26,813 admissions
    • 6,055 newborn deliveries
    • 1,784 unsponsored/self-pay hospital admissions
    • $108.5M uncompensated care
  • Outpatient Enterprise FY14
    • 751,360 outpatient visits
    • 119,364 telemedicine encounters
    • Full range of primary, specialty services on and off island
    • About 70 primary and specialty care clinics at about 30 locations in Galveston and communities throughout the Bay Area
    • Expanding access to pediatric and primary care with new clinics in Galveston, Alvin, Angleton, Clear Lake, Texas City and Lake Jackson; new Urgent Care services in League City and Galveston
    • Focusing on collaboration; addressing gaps in service

Building for our Future

  • John Sealy Hospital modernization
  • Expanded Research Space
  • New Interprofessional Education Center
  • New Jennie Sealy Hospital—anticipated opening 2016
    • $438M
    • 310 patient rooms including 60 intensive care unit beds
    • Rooms will 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
    • 20 state-of-the-art operating suites
  • Expanding clinics facility at Victory Lakes in League City to a short-stay hospital
    • At opening , will have 11 Labor/Delivery/Recovery Postpartum (LDRP) rooms and 10 medical/surgery rooms
    • Large LDRP rooms will have oversized windows, wi-fi, sofa-beds; will offer couplet care (mom and baby in same room) and neonatology support
    • Emergency department will include 24-hour, child-friendly waiting room; 10 treatment rooms; full disgnostics lab and CT/MRI capabilities; plans to add endoscopy lab
  • Angleton Danbury Campus
    • Includes 45-bed acute care facility; Surgical & Cardiac Care Center; Health & Wellness Center; the Peklo Women's Pavilion; and outpatient imaging center
    • Future service line expansions include cardiology and primary care to meet the growing needs of the community

Our Road Map

UTMB’s institutional vision for 2015-2017 strategic vision focuses on 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.