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Physician Excellence

Building on the University of Houston’s legacy of excellence as a Tier One institution, UH College of Medicine students will receive top-level medical training to prepare them for a bright future in medicine. Leading physician experts will equip students to provide comprehensive care for the routine to the most complex health conditions.


Medicine with a Mission

UH College of Medicine is founded on a social mission to improve health in underserved communities in Houston and across Texas. If your key driver is to help others and make a lasting impact, UH College of Medicine is for you.


Primary-care focused

Primary care physicians are often the front line of defense against sickness and disease; yet, Texas has a critical shortage of primary care doctors. To improve health in Houston and across Texas, our program emphasizes primary care — especially in urban and rural communities, which often have poorer health outcomes.


Award-winning medical trailblazers

UH College of Medicine faculty are trailblazing physicians and researchers who have been recognized locally and nationally for patient care and transformational approaches to improving health. Moreover, each faculty member still practices medicine each week, to stay in tune with the practical applications of what they teach.


Game-changing curriculum: Game-changing health care

Our approach to medical education is rooted in sound clinical training aimed at overall wellness. We don’t train students to simply treat illness, but to take a holistic approach to improving patients’ health. We address the social and economic factors that affect health outcomes, and work with a variety of professionals — from social workers and nurses, to lawyers and community health workers — to eliminate health disparities in high-priority communities.


Hands-on Patient Experience From Week One

At UH College of Medicine, you won’t wait two years to gain clinical experience. We believe first-year exposure to patients better prepares students to practice medicine and enhances their understanding of classroom teachings.