The University of Houston College of Medicine is taking a bold and fresh new approach to medical education. The status quo hasn’t improved health. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other developed nation; yet, we have some of the poorest health outcomes.
To end the downward trend, UH College of Medicine is tackling a key contributor to poor health — a shortage of primary care doctors. We will groom students to become primary care physicians who deliver compassionate, high-value care to underserved communities in Houston and Texas.
At UH College of Medicine, our focus is on preventing and improving poor health — not simply treating it. Students will receive the highest quality medical training to provide comprehensive health care. By teaching students to address key factors that affect their patients' health — such as food insecurity, the environment and housing — we can help eliminate health disparities in our urban and rural areas.
The future of medicine is here. Come help shape it for a better tomorrow. Join our mission to improve health.
Thanks to a generous donation, all students in the first class will receive the Inaugural Class Scholarship.
Countdown to Accreditation
The University of Houston College of Medicine received preliminary accreditation status from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2020.
Board of Regents Approval for establishment of College of Medicine
November 16, 2017
Graduate & Professional Studies Approval for Medical Degree
Board of Regents Approval for Medical Degree
March 8, 2018
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Approval for Medical Degree
Initiate Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Application
Submission of Application to the LCME for Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACSCOC) Prospectus Submitted
Texas Legislature & Governor Approval for Funding
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACSCOC) Approval to offer a Doctor of Medicine Degree Program
LCME-Preliminary Accreditation Awarded
Admit First Class
Estimated LCME Provisional Accreditation
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College of Medicine
Total Income Added to Greater Houston
Following LCME approval, the medical school will begin producing doctors who will address Texas’ shortage of primary care physicians and lack of coverage in underserved communities. During its first decade of operation, it’s predicted to generate a $4.13 return for every $1 spent on it.
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