At a Glance
In 1977, members of the College of Medicine's charter class of 32 students began their medical training in the basement of the Olin E. Teague Research Center on Texas A&M University's campus. They received their Doctor of Medicine degrees through Texas A&M University in 1981. In 1999, the College of Medicine joined the newly created Texas A&M Health Science Center and to date, more than 1,500 physicians have received their medical training here.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Texas through excellence in education, research and health care delivery.
T. Samuel (Sam) Shomaker, M.D., J.D. was named Dean in August 2010.
The College of Medicine offers the M.D. degree, as well as a dual M.D./M.B.A. degree through a partnership with the Texas A&M University Mays Business School. The Graduate Program in Medical Sciences leading to a Ph.D. degree is administered within the College of Medicine and is granted through the School of Graduate Studies. The M.D./Ph.D. degree is administered jointly by the College of Medicine and School of Graduate Studies.
The College of Medicine currently enrolls more than 600 medical students and has enrolled 200 new medical students for the fall of 2011. The College accepts an average of 15 graduate students per academic year.
Current faculty includes more than 1,600 basic scientists and clinicians serving in College Station, Corpus Christi, Houston, Round Rock, Temple and other clinical locations across Texas.
The College of Medicine is affiliated with several excellent health care organizations across the state.
- In Bryan-College Station, students receive outstanding clinical training at the Family Medicine Residency, the College Station Medical Center, the Physicians Centre, Scott & White Clinic-College Station and St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
- In Corpus Christi, the College is affiliated with CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital.
- In the Houston area, the college is affiliated with the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Sugar Land and Methodist Hospital in Houston.
- In Round Rock, College of Medicine students train with faculty physicians from Lone Star Circle of Care, Scott & White Healthcare - Round Rock, Seton Medical Center Williamson and St. David's Round Rock Medical Center.
- In Temple, the college's clinical partners are Scott & White Hospital and Clinic and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, as well as nearby Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood in Killeen.
In 2010, the College of Medicine netting $33.1 million in research expenditures. Its current research strengths continue to expand in the areas of neuroscience, cell biology, cardiovascular and integrative biology, cancer, and infectious disease.
The College of Medicine has faculty conducting research at the following centers and institutes:
- Cardiovascular Research Institute
- Center for Health Systems and Design
- Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery
- Institute for Ocular Pharmacology
- Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance
- Center for Airborne Pathogens Research and Tuberculosis Imaging Resources
- Center for Cell Death and Differentiation
The college offers high-quality educational programs in the following departments:
- Humanities in Medicine
- Microbial & Molecular Pathogenesis
- Molecular & Cellular Medicine
- Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics
- Systems Biology & Translational Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Family & Community Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Maps and Directions
For maps and directions to our campuses, please visit: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/maps/
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College of Medicine
3rd Floor, Health Professions Education Building
8447 Highway 47
Bryan, Texas 77807