Size and Location
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus is located on nearly 100 acres in the heart of San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Center. A few blocks away are the 92-acre Greehey Academic & Research Campus and the campus housing both UT Medicine San Antonio's Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) and UT Dentistry San Antonio's Center for Oral Health Care & Research (COHCR). The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) campus is located next to the Greehey Campus, across the street from the COHCR.The 181-acre Texas Research Park Campus is in west Bexar County. The university’s South Texas campus is located in Laredo.
Students are enrolled in the Health Science Center’s five schools—School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Professions, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Also, programs leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Public Health, as well as a Ph.D. in translational science and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering, are jointly conducted with other universities within The University of Texas System.
In addition, several hundred individuals are pursuing post-doctoral education, and hundreds more medical interns and residents are training at the institution. The interdisciplinary aspects of research and patient care are regarded as being among the university’s greatest strengths. The university’s locations on the northwest side of San Antonio are accessible to those who study and work in the Medical Center complex and to patients. Interstate 10 and the city’s major thoroughfare, Loop 410, converge about one mile from the Health Science Center's four campuses that are located within the South Texas Medical Center.
The Health Science Center has more than 4 million square feet of education, research, treatment and administrative facilities. The university employs 5,400 faculty and staff, and in fiscal year 2016 had an operating budget of $801.8 million.
The libraries of the Health Science Center serve students, faculty and staff, including house staff of the University Health System. The Briscoe Library is located on the main campus at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. Branch libraries are also located at the Texas Research Park and the Laredo Regional Campus.The libraries provide a complete range of services including circulation, reference, research and clinical information, access to electronic databases and the Internet, instructional programs, interlibrary loan document delivery, computer and mobile device support, and fee-based print and photocopy services. Individual and group study rooms are available in the Briscoe Library. Computers, study carrels, collaborative and individual study tables and comfortable seating can be found throughout the library. Use of library computers or Wi-Fi requires a campus network login or a guest login available upon request. The library staff provides quick reference and in-depth research assistance. Librarians also help users formulate search strategies and locate specific materials, assist with interlibrary loan requests for material not owned by the library, and refer users to other libraries and/or agencies, as appropriate.The library’s catalog provides information about the collections, which include over 75,000 print and 31,000 electronic books and 36,000 electronic journals. Off-campus access to e-journals and e-books is restricted to Health Science Center ID holders and University Health System house staff. Librarians can provide database searches on clinical, research and educational topics.
The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) concentrates on the epidemiology of children’s cancer in the South Texas border region, identifying new targets of therapy in childhood cancer, new drug development and research in cancer prevention. The GCCRI is located on the Greehey campus at 8403 Floyd Curl Drive, between the CTRC and the Research Administration Building.
Many institutions in San Antonio serve as excellent resources for programs of the Health Science Center. These include facilities of Bexar County’s University Health System, South Texas Veterans Health Care System/Audie Murphy Division, San Antonio Military Health System, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Southwest Research Institute and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Over the years, the Health Science Center has collaborated extensively with Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs colleagues in education, research and health care. To build on that strong foundation, the university established a Military Health Institute to enhance and sustain collaborations at the local, state, national and international levels.
The Health Science Center's Regional Campus in Laredo offers educational programs that serve Laredo and the surrounding area. These include educational experiences provided by the South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) program. Through lectures, field work and hands-on training, students from the Health Science Center and throughout Texas, the U.S. and Mexico learn how environmental factors such as water and air quality, sanitation, culture, herbal remedies and animal-borne diseases can affect public and community health. The program is also the foundation of the four-year M.D./M.P.H. program offered in collaboration with the UT School of Public Health. The four-week, fourth-year School of Medicine elective and/or M.P.H. practicum is run seven to eight times per year. Please refer to the School of Medicine website for updated information.
Dental Residents and Student Training: The School of Dentistry provides dental education opportunities for Health Science Center dental residents in collaboration with a number of clinical partners in South Texas, including Laredo, Eagle Pass, Del Rio, Harlingen, Raymondville and Brownsville as well as in San Antonio. Currently, residency training in pediatric dentistry is based at the Laredo Regional Campus (didactic training via video conferencing) and at the Laredo Health Department (clinical training). Residents from San Antonio programs in prosthodontics and periodontics rotate to Laredo in collaboration with Gateway Community Health Center. Residents in public health dentistry from San Antonio rotate to Laredo through an agreement with United Independent School District and the Laredo Independent School District. These collaborations offer rotations for dental students and residents, as well as dental hygiene students.