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The Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine aims to close the primary care physician gap in Texas. To accomplish this bold endeavor, we will focus on scholarships, programs and endowments.

SUMMARY: In the University of Houston’s quest to become a Top 50 public institution, it is committed to creating a Healthy Houston. Located in a prominent city in the field of health care, UH is proud to  contribute to this esteemed status through the Fertitta Family College of Medicine.

Texas currently ranks 47th out 50 states in primary care physician-to-patient ratio. In the next 10 years, more than 6,000 primary care physicians will be needed to bridge this gap.

The College of Medicine has adopted a distinctive approach to tackle this health care crisis. By providing generous scholarships to ensure student success, implementing an innovative educational model focused on building connections and enriching the greater Houston community and employing expert faculty, the Fertitta Family College of Medicine plans to revolutionize the future of health care in Texas.

Read more to learn about our approach and how to support our ambitious goals.



Scholarships allow the Fertitta Family College of Medicine to recruit students who exhibit a passion for primary care in under-resourced communities, empowering them to follow their passion without financial hardship.


The Fertitta Family College of Medicine trains tomorrow’s physicians through innovative and effective community-based health care. We partner with pre-existing clinics and practicing doctors in our community to educate our students so that they may serve in the communities where they are needed the most.


Our talented faculty features physicians and researchers from varied backgrounds whose expertise enhances the non-traditional, community-based educational and clinical experience of our students.


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