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History of the College

As one of nine medical schools in Texas, the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine offers students an excellent medical education experience as well as research opportunities through collaborative affiliations, combined resources and expertise from private, state and federal health care organizations. The College of Medicine trains future physicians and medical researchers to be on the leading edge of human science, clinical skills and patient care.

Founded in 1977 as part of Texas A&M University with a basic science campus in College Station and a clinical campus in Temple, the college is now home to two four-year campuses inBryan-College Station and Temple and clinical campuses inRound Rock and Dallas.  In 1999, the college became a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and currently enrolls more than 600 medical students.

As one of the most ambitious and comprehensive medical colleges in the nation, the College of Medicine offers the Doctor of Medicine and the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree. The combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree program trains biomedical scientists with a deep appreciation for both clinical medicine and basic medical science. This rigorous training produces biomedical scientists with unique insight into clinical problems. Graduates of this program are afforded many opportunities to make a major impact on many serious diseases including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and AIDS.

Active research programs are currently underway in the areas of biochemistry, cancer, cardiovascular and integrated biology, cell and molecular biology, microbial and molecular pathogenesis and neuroscience. Research is conducted through both the basic science and clinical departments and the research institutes affiliated with the College of Medicine.

The College of Medicine maintains affiliations with many well-established clinical facilities including: 

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood in Killeen
  • Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple
  • CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi
  • The College Station Medical Center in College Station
  • Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi
  • Lone Star Circle of Care in Williamson County
  • Memorial Family Medicine Residency in Sugar Land
  • Methodist Hospital in Houston
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock
  • Scott & White Hospital in Temple
  • Scott & White Hospital in College Station
  • Scott & White Clinic in College Station
  • Scott & White Healthcare in Round Rock
  • St. David's Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock
  • St. Joseph Health System in Bryan
  • The Physicians Centre in Bryan

The College of Medicine remains committed to providing an environment which promotes integrity, compassion, and excellence in its future physicians and scientists. An emphasis on broad-based instruction in the medical sciences produces individuals with the knowledge, expertise, and vision to meet the challenges facing medicine in the 21st century.

Last edited by: ebutton 11/21/2014

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