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5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas , Texas 75390-9096

Disability Resource Office

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
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About University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Situated in the vibrant city of Dallas, Texas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is a prestigious public institution renowned for its excellence in medical education, research, and patient care. With a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1943, this four-year university has consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the United States.

One of the standout features of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is its emphasis on the biomedical sciences. The institution boasts a highly regarded faculty who are internationally recognized for their groundbreaking research and contributions to the medical field. Students at this esteemed university have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the brightest minds in medicine.

The Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of academic programs, including Medical Doctor (MD), Physician Assistant (PA), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), and School of Health Professions (SHP). These diverse programs cater to a wide array of interests and career goals within the medical field, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in their chosen professions.

Furthermore, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center remains committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The institution values diversity and believes in the importance of cultivating a culturally and intellectually diverse student body. With a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 3:1, students benefit from individualized attention and mentorship, allowing for a more personalized educational experience.

As a top-tier medical school, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center maintains strong affiliations with world-class hospitals and medical institutions. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through clinical rotations at partner facilities, which include the renowned Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. These affiliations not only provide students with valuable clinical training but also expose them to a diverse patient population, preparing them to work in various healthcare settings.

While the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has a strong academic focus, it is also deeply committed to making a positive impact in the community. The institution’s faculty, staff, and students actively engage in community service and outreach programs, providing medical care and educational opportunities to underserved populations. This commitment to service underscores the institution’s dedication to improving the health and well-being of individuals both locally and globally.

Located in the heart of Dallas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center benefits from being situated in a thriving metropolitan area. Students have access to a vibrant city known for its rich culture, eclectic dining scene, and diverse range of entertainment options. Dallas offers a multitude of opportunities for recreation and exploration, ranging from world-class museums, professional sports teams, and an active music and arts scene.

In conclusion, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center stands as a premier institution that represents the pinnacle of medical education, research, and patient care. Its renowned faculty, comprehensive academic programs, and commitment to community service make it an ideal choice for students passionate about pursuing a career in healthcare. The surrounding city of Dallas further enhances the university experience, offering students a culturally and intellectually stimulating environment in which to thrive.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations