Introduction

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
Sam Houston

Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of Democracy, and while guided and controlled by virtue, the noblest attribute of man. It is the only dictator that freemen acknowledge, and the only security which freemen desire.
Mirabeau B. Lamar

Where liberty has arisen, learning must be cherished—or liberty itself becomes a fragile thing.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Mission of the University

The mission of the University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and public service.

The University provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels. It contributes to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry, and the development and dissemination of new knowledge, including the commercialization of University discoveries. The University preserves and promotes the arts, benefits the state’s economy, serves the citizens through public programs, and provides other public service.

The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin was established in September 2013 and has been designed from the ground up as a twenty-first century medical school at a top-tier research university in a vibrant, entrepreneurial, socially conscious and conscientious city. The Dell Medical School aims to measurably improve health by educating leaders, developing new models of care, advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery, and building models that scale for increasing impact. As part of a groundbreaking role for academic medicine in rethinking and redesigning health care to enable better health for all, the Dell Medical School will award a Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) with the first class of medical students matriculating in 2016.