A Message from President Bill Powers

UT President Bill Powers

Central Texans of the future will enjoy better health than we do. Their economy will be more robust than ours. And their University of Texas will be more dynamic and prestigious even than today’s. The historical reason for all of these trends will be that between 2013 and 2016, The University of Texas — supported by key partners across the region — built and opened a world-class medical school, the Dell Medical School at UT Austin.

I’m grateful to be living through this historic and exciting period and to have the support of so many visionary partners. We’re building the next great institution – both of Texas and within Texas’ flagship university. It’s an institution that will be propelled by the strength of the state and the university, and at the same time, it will transform both for the better.

Our plan is that by 2016, we will be guiding 50 students toward their MDs. Upon graduating, many of the new physicians will continue their medical education in residency programs established by Seton Healthcare Family at a new associated teaching hospital, where they will treat thousands of local patients. And after that, many will remain in Central Texas, increasing the volume and variety of specialists.

But there’s work to do before we get there. This website will keep you up-to-date on all of the decisions, commitments and initiatives needed to build the Dell Medical School and will link you to critical partner organizations.

Thank you for being part of this exciting new era in health care, in medical education and in Central Texas life.

Hook ’em Horns!

Bill Powers