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The University of Texas Medical Branch

For more than 125 years, UTMB has stood with Texas—training the health care workforce; helping make the state a leader in advancing the understanding and treatment of illness and injury; serving as a major provider of health care for Texans and their families; and innovating the future of how care is delivered.

UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence, with medical, nursing, health professions and graduate biomedical schools; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics.

utmb employeesUTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; four institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.

UTMB Health offers innovative care provided with compassion and that is nationally recognized. We embrace a Best Care philosophy, which means that UTMB is committed to making sure each patient receives the right care for the best possible results.

A Brief Introduction to UTMB Health’s Strategic Plan

The entire University of Texas Medical Branch community works together to work wonders every day.

The Strategic Plan defines UTMB Health’s path forward. It serves as the foundation for plans and goals at the entity, department and division level.

Mission: Improve health for the people of Texas and around the world by offering innovative education and training, pursuing cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient care.

Vision: We work together to work wonders as we define the future of health care and strive to be the best in all our endeavors.


  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Always act with integrity
  • Show respect to all
  • Embrace diversity
  • Promote lifelong learning

Diversity & Inclusion

UTMB promotes active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diversity—in our people, curriculum, research and the communities we serve.

UTMB inclusiveAdvancing a Culture of Inclusion
The university cultivates a culture of inclusion through the development of diverse programs and initiatives and resolves inequities with strategic decision-making, allocation of resources and establishment of priorities.

Creating a Brighter, Healthier Tomorrow
At UTMB, we always act with integrity, compassion and respect toward one another and those we serve. We embrace diversity to best serve a global community and promote excellence and innovation through lifelong learning.

Raising Awareness Through Employee Resource Groups
UTMB’s employee resources groups share a common purpose, background or activity and are aligned with the university’s mission and business objectives. Those who take part in these groups help to create an inclusive environment by welcoming the varying perspectives and experiences of others and upholding our core values.

Set the Standards of Health Care

Explore your passions. Lead the way in health care innovation. Make groundbreaking discoveries. Transform your career.

UTMB Health is on a mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Our employees share a deep commitment to serving our students and patients in innovative ways, and we are looking for inspired individuals to join our team. Your accomplishments here will have a lasting impact everywhere!

Join a team that is impacting lives and advancing the future of medicine.

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