UT Health San Antonio Overview
UT Health San Antonio (formerly known as The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) serves San Antonio and the 50,000 square-mile area of South Texas. It trains more than 3,000 students every year in affiliated hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities around the area. The center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates, baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees.
Educational programs available at the UT Health San Antonio range from medicine, dentistry and nursing to graduate biomedical sciences and health professions such as clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The center’s School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recognized as one of the best in the state and nation.
UT Health San Antonio is a respected and internationally recognized biomedical research university promoting the discovery, development and dissemination of biomedical solutions. Research conducted at the UT Health San Antonio ranges from cancer therapy, longevity and aging studies, and pregnancy and newborn conditions to community-based health promotion in women and children, integration of medicine and science, and psychiatric genetic research.
The School of Medicine’s faculty practice is UT Medicine San Antonio which includes the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), one of the elite cancer centers in the country to be designated as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center.
On November 1, 2016, UT Health San Antonio entered an affiliation agreement with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to create a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Antonio. Through this affiliation, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) of the UT Health San Antonio will collaborate as part of MD Anderson’s international network of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to ending cancer globally. The affiliation will build on MD Anderson’s world-class knowledge and capabilities along with the UT Health Science Center’s expertise and renowned Institute for Drug Development to benefit patients in the 38 South Texas counties served by the UT Health Science Center. Read the full story here.