Mission, Vision and Core Values
The mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, now called UT Health San Antonio, 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. Engaging our community to improve health. Influencing thoughtful advances in health policy.
Approved by: The University of Texas System Board of Regents, November 10, 2011 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, April 25, 2012.
To be a world-class academic health center transforming health and health care for a diverse society.
Accountability: We are committed to responsible and transparent stewardship of university resources.
Diversity: We strive for inclusivity across the university.
Excellence: We continue to strive for excellence through creativity, innovation and dedication.
Innovation: We discover, create, develop and measure new, exciting and effective methods of education or pedagogy, research and clinical care.
Integrity: We are truthful, equitable and committed to intellectual honesty.
Professionalism: We will maintain the highest standards of professionalism through ethical behavior, life-long learning and respect for all members of the university.
Teamwork and Collaboration: We support each other and promote interprofessional collaboration.
Tradition: We learn from our history, create an optimistic future and promote the unique nature of the health science center environment.
Our Strategic Vision
Strategic Vision, FY 2018-2022
Strategic Vision, 2013-2017
UT Health San Antonio timeline
- 1959 - South Texas Medical School (now the Long School of Medicine of UT Health San Antonio) is created by the Texas Legislature
- 1966 - First class of 15 students is admitted to the School of Medicine, temporarily housed at Trinity University
- 1968 - School of Medicine and Bexar County Teaching Hospital (now University Hospital) are dedicated
- 1969 - Legislature authorizes creation of the Dental School (now the School of Dentistry)
- 1969 - Legislature authorizes UT System School of Nursing branch in San Antonio
- 1969 - South Texas Medical School (now the Long School of Medicine of UT Health San Antonio) is created by the Texas Legislature
- 1969 - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is created
- 1972 - Institution name changed to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 1976 - School of Allied Health Sciences (now School of Health Professions) is created
- 1976 - School of Nursing formally becomes part of the UT Health San Antonio