Our communities in Northeast Texas are defended by a shield. It protects our health today and safeguards our health and wellness for the future. It stands stalwart between the people we care about and the illnesses, epidemics, and hazards that threaten them.
That shield is The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
Our academic mission is a shield forged of three parts – graduate medical education, graduate education, and biomedical and clinical research. Three integral, interconnected components joined unlike anywhere else in Northeast Texas.
As the region’s only university medical center, UT Health Science Center is home to some of the latest developments in patient care and community health, medical and health education, and biomedical and clinical research. Only about five percent of hospitals qualify as university medical centers, but this small group of elite institutions is our nation’s primary conduit between first-rate patient care, education, and research and the communities we serve.