Medical School Affiliations

Harris Health System is proud of its clinical affiliations with nationally recognized schools of medicine. These academic affiliations provide our patients with access to some of the finest medical care in our region. As researchers and leaders in their fields, our doctors are defining the next generation of healthcare.

Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the only private medical school in the greater Southwest, is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. Baylor trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows. In addition to Ben Taub Hospital, a primary teaching site for Baylor College of Medicine, many of Harris Health System's network of clinics are also staffed by its faculty, fellows and residents.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), the most comprehensive academic health center in The UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health.

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston has been named one of the top 10 best medical schools for Hispanic students.

Since its inception, more than 5,000 physicians have earned their medical degree. The school also provides residency and fellow training as well as continuing education programs for practicing physicians. The medical school staff Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, a primary teaching hospital, and many of Harris Health's growing network of health centers throughout Harris County.

The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch
Since its founding in 1905, The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch at Houston has graduated more than 6,000 dentists, 1,850 dental hygienists and nearly 1,500 post-graduate specialists. The school has affiliations with Ben Taub Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. As the only dental school in southeast Texas, the Dental Branch is a primary source of quality oral health care for low-income families, the traditionally underserved, and for patients with special needs and/or medical comorbidities.


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