The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin just launched with its first class of students this summer.
Its goal is to rethink and reinvent the way healthcare is delivered to patients. And this week, Dell Medical School and the future Dell Seton Medical Center won a $300,000 grant to help resident physicians deliver healthcare to patients to improve their health and reduce costs.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the organization responsible for accrediting residency and fellowship programs nationwide, issued the grant, which will be spread over four years, to the Dell Medical School in collaboration with Dell Seton at UT, which will succeed University Medical Center Brackenridge in the spring of 2017. Dell Seton at UT, a part of Ascension, will be the principal teaching hospital for the new medical school. The facility has been designed around the needs of both patients and graduate medical students and faculty.
The Dell Medical School and Dell Seton plan to use the grant to create a new curriculum focused on the best patient care. It will also focus on improving quality and educational outcomes for students.
“This grant is a tribute to years of great work by Central Texas physicians who created graduate medical education and laid the foundation for a med school at UT Austin,” Jonathan MacClements, MD, FAAFP, assistant dean of graduate medical education at the Dell Medical School and a Seton physician, said in a news release. “It’s an incredible honor for a brand new medical school to be on this list and part of this illustrious group.”
“The ACGME grant is a terrific shot in the arm for UMC Brackenridge doctors, nurses and performance improvement teams who’ve been championing care designed around the patient,” Christann Vasquez, MHA, who will transition to inaugural president of Dell Seton Medical Center, said in a news release. “It is meticulous work, and our team approached it with gusto. That shone through in our application for the grant.”