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Our Culture

We are on a journey for a better tomorrow. To make every life we touch better, through knowledge, understanding, compassion, and integrity. Together we promise better, with 10,000 strong united as one.

Who We Are

UT Health San Antonio is one of the country’s leading health science universities and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. With missions of teaching, research, patient care and community engagement, its schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health professions and graduate biomedical sciences have graduated more than 41,100 alumni who are leading change, advancing their fields and renewing hope for patients and their families throughout South Texas and the world. To learn about the many ways “We make lives better®,” visit

Our Mission

Our mission is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement. Strategies for achieving this mission are: educating a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists; engaging in research to understand health and disease; commercializing discoveries, as appropriate, to benefit the public; providing compassionate and culturally proficient health care; and engaging our community to improve health. Influencing thoughtful advances in health policy.

Our History

Two grain silos and a hundred-acre dairy farm have been miraculously transformed over the past few decades to a Health Science Center of international renown. In 1959 Gov. Price Daniel signed House Bill 9, creating the South Texas Medical School. Six years later, the Joe J. Nix Dairy Farm, a wide expanse of grazing land, cattle pens, milking barns and silos to store cattle feed, was conveyed to the State of Texas to build a School of Medicine. On July 12, 1968, The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (which had been renamed in 1967) and Bexar County Teaching Hospital (now University Hospital) were dedicated.

Other schools were added in succeeding years, and in 1972 the institution name officially became The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Today, UT Health San Antonio is a vital part of San Antonio’s $44.1 billion health care and bioscience industry.

Today, the university graduates 200 physicians, 400 nurses, 100 dentists, 560 health professionals in other fields and 130 scientists each year. Additionally, the health science center provides a vast amount of continuing medical and dental education, affords 2.6 million patient visits each year and offers more than $633 million in uncompensated care to the medically indigent.

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About San Antonio

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Contact Us


UT Health San Antonio Office of Human Resources
One Technology Center Building, Suite 500
7411 John Smith Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mailing Address
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7972
San Antonio, TX 78229

Community Partnerships

UT Health San Antonio supports and collaborates with many Community Partners to work together to make lives better.

Wellness 360 Mobile Health Unit

Our Wellness 360 Mobile Health Unit brings primary care to the community. School of Nursing busFrom back-to-school health fairs to disaster relief, we provide care when and where it is most needed.

Diversity and Inclusion at UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio was awarded the Best Company for Diversity for 2022 among organizations with 5,001-10,000 employees on Comparably. The Diversity score provides insights into how diverse employees feel and rate their work experience at UT Health San Antonio across various culture dimensions. Comparably’s awards rely solely on the input of employees who provide company ratings.

The Texas Diversity Council awarded UT Health San Antonio the Corporate DiversityFIRST Leadership award in honor of our university’s advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion. UT Health San Antonio was one of several companies to receive the award honoring those who advance diversity, exemplify leadership and demonstrate corporate responsibility in their workplaces and communities.

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    UT Health San Antonio is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive learning and workplace environment which nurtures the intellectual growth and professional development of everyone affiliated with the institution. Fostering and cultivating a culturally rich environment is paramount to the success and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Similarly, we shall always strive to deliver optimal health services to South Texans and others we serve through excellence in clinical care, education and research. We recognize and embrace diversity, equity and inclusive excellence through our organizational practices, policies, and programs.

    We affirm the dignity of all people, regardless of disability, age, education level, veteran status, race, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, values, beliefs, lived experiences and backgrounds. We take collective responsibility for ensuring a sense of belongingness, that every person with whom we interact with feels supported, valued and respected.

    For a second consecutive year, the Long School of Medicine has been recognized as one of the most diverse medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. UT Health San Antonio has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, as having a significant portion (25% or more) of its study body who identifies as Hispanic. While honored by these distinctions, the institution continues to invest in a variety of concerted efforts and sustainable goals in the development and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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