The Shield of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
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.
The Impact of this Shield
There is a physician shortage in rural counties throughout Northeast Texas. That’s why UT Health Science Center trains the next generation of doctors.
Both locally and globally, new and familiar diseases continue to threaten countless lives. That’s why UT Health Science Center conducts biomedical and clinical research and trains much-needed future scientists to understand and combat these diseases and infections.
Sophisticated problems require sophisticated, modern solutions. That’s why UT Health Science Center trains graduate biotechnology students to lead the innovation revolution at the forefront of modern science.
Northeast Texas is the sickest and most rural region in the state with profoundly unfavorable health disparities. That’s why UT Health Science Center trains public health graduate students to establish systematic, long-term health education and wellness initiatives to promote health for those who need these programs the most.
This comprehensive approach makes UT Health Science Center the first and best hope to fortify the long-term health and wellness of Northeast Texas. The challenges we face are great, but at UT Health Science Center, our resolve is greater.
There are many ways to find your place on our shield, but there is only one way to lift it – together. Each day, working as a team, to take a step forward. . . a step into a future where our families and communities can thrive knowing their health and wellness are better secured through our efforts.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler . . . the shield of Northeast Texas.