UT Health San Antonio – UTHSCSA


About UT Health San Antonio

The Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is South Texas ‘ largest trainer of physicians, many of whom remain for medical practice in San Antonio and the region. The school, with full accreditation by the Medical Education Liaison Committee (LCME), educates more than 900 students annually and trains 800 residents. The UT Health Physicians practice is San Antonio’s largest vertically integrated medical group with 850 physicians in more than 100 specialties. To patients, this is important, as experts at the top of their careers work closely together. Only here can a patient view these specialists as part of one team, each discussing the case of the patient with the other. From primary care to health maintenance and disease prevention, the spectrum of health care extends through the most complex specialty care, such as liver transplants or healing of cardiac arrhythmias.

San Antonio’s Long School of Medicine and UT Health have a highly productive research enterprise full of basic scientific discoveries and state-of-the-art clinical care. World leaders in Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cancer, aging, and kidney disease translate molecular discoveries into new therapies for these diseases. Antonio is a fertile ground for testing new clinical treatments, because the nation will look like it in 20 years, demographically. The clinical, research and educational partnerships between the School of Medicine and the University Health System, the military including the South Texas Veterans Health Care System and numerous state and private partners enrich the great biosciences and health of San Antonio.

    UTHSCSA Mission

    UT Health San Antonio’s mission is to improve lives through excellence in education, science, health care, and involvement with the community.

  • Training a diverse body of students to become excellent health care providers and scientists.
  • Engaging in research to understand health and disease.
  • Promoting findings to the benefit of the public, as appropriate.
  • Delivering compassionate and culturally competent health care.
  • Engaging our society to improve health.
  • Affecting significant developments in health policy.
  • UTHSCSA Values

  • Accountability: We are committed to handling university resources efficiently and transparently.
  • Diversity: We aim university-wide for inclusiveness.
  • Excellence: Through imagination, ingenuity, and commitment we continue to strive for excellence.
  • Innovation: We discover, create, develop and measure new, exciting and effective educational or pedagogical methods, research and clinical care.
  • Integrity: We must uphold the highest integrity levels through ethical behavior, lifelong learning and respect for all university members.
  • Teamwork and teamwork: They encourage mutual support and interprofessional collaboration.
  • Tradition: Learning from our past, building hope.
  • Awards Won by UT Health San Antonio

  • Presidential Clinical Excellence Award
  • Presidential Distinguished Senior Research Scholar Award
  • Presidential Employee Excellence in Service Awards
  • Presidential Junior Research Scholar Award
  • Presidential Teaching Excellence Awards

UTHSCSA Admission

    Admission Requirements for UT Health San Antonio :

    Applicants must have a total of 90 semester-hour credits from a college or university in the United States or Canada with no grade lower than a C in required course work. Web-based applications are available via the Texas Application Service for Medical and Dental Schools (TMDSAS) in Austin. In order to have a full application, applicants must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and send other required documents such as letters of recommendation and transcripts to the TMDSAS. For specific information on submission instructions, and critical dates and deadlines, see the TMDSAS.

    Education Requirements for UT Health San Antonio :

    A systematic review process is used by the Long SOM Admissions Committee to test each and every submission. Experiences, attributes, and academic metrics are considered in a balanced way and how the individual could contribute value as a medical student and physician. The Long SOM Admissions Committee evaluates the application of each candidate to evaluate these elements of the holistic review and values proof of academic strength, broad and varied experiences in healthcare, leadership and community service, and the development of personal attributes of an applicant. It is also important to show honesty, intelligence, inspiration, judgment, flexibility, and resourcefulness. A personal interview is a necessary component of the application process, for which the Long SOM Admissions Committee is issuing invitations.

    Only applicants who are American citizens or have official status as U.S. Permanent Residents may be considered for interviewing and accommodating.

    Prerequisite Coursework:

    Every appropriate course must have a grade of C or better.  Courses taken with Pass / Fail or Credit / No Credit do not count towards the criteria being met. Advanced placement credit is only approved if an official transcript specifies the relevant course(s) and the number of units given per course at the school awarding the credit. In certain cases, a limited amount of online course work may be considered unnecessary for the class, and not a recommended course for medical school application. Online courses require the six regional accreditors (NEASC, NCACASI, MSCHE, SACS, WASCWEB) to be from approved universities. By searching the US Department of Education database, you can find out if an online school is accredited by a regional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Acceptance to the Long School of Medicine is conditional upon satisfactory fulfillment of all the requirements as listed by the Application Service of the University of Texas Medical and Dental Schools. This must be accomplished particularly if the coursework or degree completion is listed as planned in the TMDSAS application. Failure to inform the Admissions & Extension Office of any changes could result in withdrawal of acceptance.


    • Biological Sciences
    • Biochemistry
    • General Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physics
    • English
    • Statistics

    UTHSCSA Departments

      Clinical Departments:

    • Anesthesiology
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family & Community Medicine
    • Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Population Health Sciences
    • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Radiology
    • Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Surgery
    • Urology
    • Basic Science Departments:

    • Biochemistry & Structural Biology
    • Cell Systems & Anatomy
    • Cellular & Integrative Physiology
    • Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
    • Molecular Medicine
    • Pharmacology
    • Population Health Sciences

    UTHSCSA Centers:

    • Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
    • Mays Cancer Center
    • Center for Healthy Aging
    • Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
    • Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy
    • Center for Renal Precision Medicine
    • Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute
    • Health Services Research Center
    • Institute for Health Promotion Research
    • John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatrics Education
    • Kidney Stone Center
    • Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center
    • Quality and Lifelong Learning
    • Research Imaging Institute
    • ReACH Center
    • StrongStar
    • Transplant Center

    Housing and Dining

    • Oxford at Medical Center
    • Hawthorne House
    • Chroma
    • Preston Peak
    • Broadstone Oak Hills
    • Colonnade
    • Firewheel
    • The Palazzo
    • Whispering Creek Villas
    • Renata
    • The Fredd
    • Marriott Hotel Medical Center San Antonio
    • Drury Inn & Suites Northwest San Antonio
    • Baymont Inn & Suites Medical Center San Antonio
    • Candlewood Suites Northwest Medical Center San Antonio
    • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Medical Center San Antonio
    • Omni San Antonio Hotel San Antonio
    • Staybridge Suites Northwest Colonnade San Antonio
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton Northwest San Antonio
    • Hyatt Place Hotel Northwest San Antonio
    • Extended Stay America Hotel Colonnade San Antonio
    • Quality Inn Medical Center San Antonio
    • Best Western Plus Hotel Medical Center South San Antonio
    • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Northwest San Antonio
    • Embassy Suites Northwest San Antonio
    • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hospital San Antonio
    • Rodeway Inn & Suites Fiesta Park San Antonio
    • Howard Johnson Hotel San Antonio
    • Marriott Hotel Northwest San Antonio
    • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Medical Center San Antonio
    • Hampton Inn Northwest Medical Center San Antonio
    • Comfort Suites Vantage Way San Antonio
    • Days Inn Fiesta Park San Antonio
    • Days Inn Northwest SeaWorld San Antonio
    • La Quinta Inn Vance Jackson San Antonio
    • Red Roof Inn & Suites Fiesta Park San Antonio
    • Best Western Plus Fiesta Inn San Antonio
    • Library

      The Long School of Medicine encourage learning, inspire discovery, and communicate with their serving populations. Staff provides resources for teaching, learning, research and delivers professional knowledge and educational services. To create a creative physical and virtual space for enhancing established partnerships and seeking new collaborations. The Libraries are:

    • Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus
    • Laredo Regional Campus Library
    • Most library resources are available electronically, allowing students to access them from any location in San Antonio as well as students from distance and off-site. In the library, you can find computers, study carrels, collaborative and individual study tables, and comfortable seating. The use of library computers or Wi-Fi includes a connection to the campus network or a guest login upon request. Service support can be sought at the Circulation Desk. Inquiries can be made in person, by email, and by telephone. Liaison librarians assigned to each school offer one-on-one study assistance to drop-in students and by request. The directory of the library provides information about the collections. Access to e-journals and e-books outside the campus is restricted to ID holders of the Health Science Center and house staff of the University Health System. All students, faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and holders of the University Health System ID can check out materials. The borrowing of library materials needs registration.

    University of texas health science center at san antonio Student Affairs

    The Student Affairs Office sponsors a variety of Long School of Medicine services, programs, and events for students. Our mission is to help build a safe and productive atmosphere that promotes and encourages learning for the students. Our goal is to encourage students ‘ personal and professional growth as they advance through the curriculum of medical schools.

      Tips and Tricks for a Flourishing Life at Medical College

      Find a study friend

      It may be helpful to study in the same course with a classmate or a group of people for exams that are more content-based. This way, together you can go over the topics and quiz and teach the content to each other. Also, telling others what you know will help you better understand it. Students in study groups usually learn more easily than those learning alone. If you don’t understand a definition, ask questions from your fellow members of the group that will help you understand. Having someone clear your confusion saves time trying to figure out difficult concepts that you’d have spent. A group study helps you to equate your notes to other students. If you’re not a great note-taker, you can see how other students take notes and correct any errors that may have. If you’re a great note-taker, your fellow students can use their notes to help fill in the gaps. So, grab a study buddy to improve your performance.

      Study in a quiet environment, with limited distractions

      Every time you study in a noisy environment, you often find yourself listening to conversations with other people, or letting your mind wander away. That does little to help you concentrate on your studies. Once you have begun studying in a distraction-free zone, you will be able to concentrate so much more that, in turn, makes studying much less stressful and difficult. When you can concentrate on something you can generally understand the details faster and more effectively. This saves time and a task is achieved in a short span of time. This may sound surprising but being able to complete your research with higher concentration levels and save you money in less time. If you can concentrate more deeply on your studies, you’ll have less likely to need to find a mentor or repeat a course. This may sound surprising but being able to complete your research with higher concentration levels and actually save you money in less time. If you can concentrate more deeply on your studies, you’ll have less likely to need to find a mentor or repeat a course.

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      Effective Utilization of time

      At medical college, you can no longer rely on your parents to keep a calendar of everything that’s going on and instead you must sort things for yourself. Add to this the way that a big extent of time at medical college will be spent feeling exhausted, because of too much studying or celebrating, and there is a formula for potential catastrophe. Practicals may collide with sports matches or a get-together may be going on when you intend to see your family. The most significant thing is to deal with your time productively. Revise your notes on a regular basis and always start early. Whenever any task or test is assigned to you don’t drag it till the last date, rather start early so you have the opportunity to ask others and perform well.

      In the end, we would like to assure you that there are always ups and downs in life. Don’t lose hope, keep up with the hard work and Good Luck!


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