Texas A and M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Region: Texas Country: USA
About the College Dr. Dickey & Dr. Colenda at Graduation Ceremony
In 1977, members of the College of Medicine's charter class of 32 students began their medical training the basement of the Olin E. Teague Research Center on Texas A&M University's campus. They received their Doctor of Medicine degrees through Texas A&M University in 1981. In 1999, the College of Medicine joined the newly created Texas A&M Health Science Center and to date, more than 1,700 physicians have received their medical training here.
The College of Medicine offers the M.D. degree, as well as a dual M.D./M.B.A. degree through a partnership with the Texas A&M University Mays Business School. The Graduate Program in Medical Sciences leading to a Ph.D. degree is administered within the College of Medicine and is granted through the School of Graduate Studies. The M.D./Ph.D. degree is administered jointly by the College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies.
The College currently enrolls more than 600 medical students and has enrolled 200 new medical students for the fall of 2011. The College accepts an average of 15 graduate students per academic year.
Academics Basic Science Departments
Humanities in Medicine
Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis
Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics
Systems Biology and Translational Medicine
Family and Community Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
History of the College Reynolds Medical Building As one of nine medical schools in Texas, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine offers students an excellent medical education experience as well as research opportunities through collaborative affiliations, combined resources and expertise from private, state and federal health care organizations. The College of Medicine trains future physicians and medical researchers to be on the leading edge of human science, clinical skills and patient care.
Founded in 1977 as part of Texas A&M University with a basic science campus in College Station and a clinical campus in Temple, the college is now home to two four-year campuses in Bryan-College Station and Temple and clinical campuses in Round Rock and Dallas. In 1999, the college became a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and currently enrolls more than 600 medical students.
As one of the most ambitious and comprehensive medical colleges in the nation, the College of Medicine offers the Doctor of Medicine and the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree. The combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree program trains biomedical scientists with a deep appreciation for both clinical medicine and basic medical science. This rigorous training produces biomedical scientists with unique insight into clinical problems. Graduates of this program are afforded many opportunities to make a major impact on many serious diseases including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and AIDS.
Active research programs are currently underway in the areas of biochemistry, cancer, cardiovascular and integrated biology, cell and molecular biology, microbial and molecular pathogenesis and neuroscience. Research is conducted through both the basic science and clinical departments and the research institutes affiliated with the College of Medicine.
The College of Medicine maintains affiliations with many well-established clinical facilities including:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood in Killeen
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi
The College Station Medical Center in College Station
Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi
Lone Star Circle of Care in Williamson County
Memorial Family Medicine Residency in Sugar Land
Methodist Hospital in Houston
Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock
Scott & White Hospital in Temple
Scott & White Clinic in College Station
Scott & White Healthcare - Round Rock
St. David's Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock
St. Joseph Health System in Bryan
The Physicians Centre in Bryan
The College of Medicine remains committed to providing an environment which promotes integrity, compassion, and excellence in its future physicians and scientists. An emphasis on broad-based instruction in the medical sciences produces individuals with the knowledge, expertise, and vision to meet the challenges facing medicine in the 21st century.
Campuses The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine utilizes approximately 1300 basic and clinical science faculty in instructional programs in Bryan-College Station, Temple, Round Rock, Houston, and Corpus Christi.
Medical students are offered a wide range of clinical experiences at one of the regional campuses. The variety of clinical experiences enables each student to identify his or her career focus or specialty area in medicine. In these various settings, the clinical training program extends into hospitals, managed care organizations, private clinics and other outpatient settings.
The faculty members of the College of Medicine believe that the four years leading to the M.D. degree are only the beginning of a life-long process of medical education. They strive to provide students with the necessary background to pursue any field of specialization they may subsequently choose.
Medical education involves much more than the transfer of scientific information and techniques of patient care. A physician must cultivate a thoughtful moral and ethical outlook. Faculty members expect students to have high ethical standards, and they stand ready to lend assistance through whatever periods of personal uncertainty students may encounter. College of Medicine students can expect to associate closely with faculty members in all phases of the curriculum because the college maintains a small class size and a favorable faculty-to-student ratio.
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At a Glance Faculty & Students In 1977, members of the College of Medicine's charter class of 32 students began their medical training in the basement of the Olin E. Teague Research Center on Texas A&M University's campus. They received their Doctor of Medicine degrees through Texas A&M University in 1981. In 1999, the College of Medicine joined the newly created Texas A&M Health Science Center and to date, more than 1,500 physicians have received their medical training here.
Mission Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Texas through excellence in education, research and health care delivery.
Dean T. Samuel (Sam) Shomaker, M.D., J.D. was named Dean in August 2010.
Degrees Offered The College of Medicine offers the M.D. degree, as well as a dual M.D./M.B.A. degree through a partnership with the Texas A&M University Mays Business School. The Graduate Program in Medical Sciences leading to a Ph.D. degree is administered within the College of Medicine and is granted through the School of Graduate Studies. The M.D./Ph.D. degree is administered jointly by the College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies.
Enrollment The College of Medicine currently enrolls more than 600 medical students and has enrolled 200 new medical students for the fall of 2011. The College accepts an average of 15 graduate students per academic year.
Faculty Current faculty includes more than 1,600 basic scientists and clinicians serving in College Station, Corpus Christi, Houston, Round Rock, Temple and other clinical locations across Texas.
The College of Medicine is affiliated with several excellent health care organizations across the state.
In Bryan-College Station, students receive outstanding clinical training at the Family Medicine Residency, the College Station Medical Center, the Physicians Centre, Scott & White Clinic-College Station and St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
In Corpus Christi, the College is affiliated with CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital.
In the Houston area, the college is affiliated with the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land and Methodist Hospital in Houston.
In Round Rock, College of Medicine students train with faculty physicians from Lone Star Circle of Care, Scott & White Healthcare - Round Rock, Seton Medical Center Williamson and St. David's Round Rock Medical Center.
In Temple, the college's clinical partners are Scott & White Hospital and Clinic and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, as well as nearby Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood in Killeen.
Research In 2010, the College of Medicine netting $33.1 million in research expenditures. Its current research strengths continue to expand in the areas of neuroscience, cell biology, cardiovascular and integrative biology, cancer, and infectious disease.
Texas A and M Health Science Center College of Medicine Degree Programs :
MD Community Medicine
MD Emergency Medicine
MD General Medicine
MD Skin & V.D
MD TB & Chest Diseases
MS General Surgery
PhD Biochemistry and Structural Biology
PhD Systems and Translational Biology
PhD Cell and Molecular Biology
PhD Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis
PhD Space Life Sciences
PhD Clinical and Translational Science
B.S. (Dental Hygiene)
M.S. Oral Biology
M.S. Biomaterials Science
M.S. Biomedical Sciences
M.S. Dental Hygiene
M.S. Health Professions Education
M.D. (Joint program in Oral Surgery)
M.S./Ph.D. In Biomedical Science
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Address: 8447 State Highway 47, Bryan, Texas 77807-3260
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