In 1977, the Texas A&M College of Medicine's charter class of 32 students began its medical training in the basement of the Olin E. Teague Research Center on the campus of Texas A&M University, and in 1981 the students received their Doctor of Medicine degrees. The College of Medicine joined the newly created Texas A&M University Health Science Center in 1999, and to date, more than 2,258 physicians have received their medical training from the college.
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The mission of the Texas A&M College of Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Texas through excellence in education, research and health care delivery.
Dean; Senior Vice President, Health Science Center; Vice Chancellor for Health Services
Carrie L. Byington, M.D.
The College of Medicine offers the M.D. degree, as well as a dual M.D./MBA degree through a partnership with Texas A&M University's Mays Business School. The Graduate Program in Medical Sciences leading to a Ph.D. 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 800 medical students, and accepts an average of 15 graduate students per academic year.
The College of Medicine's faculty includes more than 1,600 basic scientists and clinicians serving in Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Round Rock and Temple, as well as other clinical locations throughout Texas.
The College of Medicine is affiliated with several excellent health care organizations in the state:
- In Bryan-College Station, students receive outstanding clinical training at the Family Medicine Residency, the College Station Medical Center, the Physicians Center Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-College Station, Baylor Scott & White Clinic-College Station and CHI 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, Baylor 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 Baylor Scott & White Hospital and Clinic, and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, as well as the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood in Killeen.
In 2014, the College of Medicine netted more than $36 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 Texas A&M 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 of Medicine offers high-quality educational programs in the following departments:
- Humanities in Medicine
- Medical Physiology
- Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology
- Molecular & Cellular Medicine
- Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics
- Emergency Medicine
- Family & Community Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College of Medicine
3rd Floor, Health Professions Education Building
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, Texas 77807