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The Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine is taking a bold and fresh new approach to medical education. The status quo hasn’t improved health. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other developed nation; yet, we have some of the poorest health outcomes.  

To end the downward trend, Fertitta Family College of Medicine is tackling a key contributor to poor health — a shortage of primary care doctors. We will groom students to become primary care physicians who deliver compassionate, high-value care to underserved communities in Houston and Texas.

At the College of Medicine, our focus is on preventing and improving poor health — not simply treating it. Students will receive the highest quality medical training to provide comprehensive health care. By teaching students to address key factors that affect their patients' health — such as food insecurity, the environment and housing — we can help eliminate health disparities in our urban and rural areas.

The future of medicine is here. Come help shape it for a better tomorrow. Join our mission to improve health.

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Countdown to Accreditation

The College of Medicine received preliminary accreditation status from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2020.

Anticipated Timeline


Health Matters is a News 88.7 radio series, brought to you by the Fertitta Family College of Medicine, that empowers listeners to lead healthy lives. Host and founding dean Dr. Stephen Spann, along with doctors from the medical school, provide practical health care information to the community.



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Total Income Added to Greater Houston

Following LCME approval, the medical school will begin producing doctors who will address Texas’ shortage of primary care physicians and lack of coverage in underserved communities. During its first decade of operation, it’s predicted to generate a $4.13 return for every $1 spent on it.