Founded in 1999, the health science center was established as an independent state agency of The Texas A&M University System to organize all health-related entities across the System into one comprehensive health-related institution. Founding academic units included the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the then-proposed School of Rural Public Health.
As one of the most rapidly emerging, innovation-driven health science institutions in the nation, dedicated to improving health and quality of life for people both locally and throughout the world, Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) has unparalleled opportunities for excellence in education, research, innovation, technology translation and service. Every new challenge presents an opportunity for Aggies to lead by example, and in health care and medical research, those opportunities are vast. But when science, medicine, policy and academics converge in the context of a comprehensive health science center within a leading public research university, the possibilities are endless.
TAMHSC uniquely advances basic and translational research by nurturing a culture of creativity and innovation that attracts the highest-quality talent, and welcomes into biomedical research non-traditional disciplines including engineering, environmental science and agriculture. Whether preventing global pandemics or developing novel treatments for cancer, cystic fibrosis or dementia, TAMHSC is becoming a national leader in biomedical research while cultivating unprecedented training opportunities for students to hone their passion for scientific discovery. We are poised to have a global impact through leading research and development, and novel implementation of team science embedded in a culture of innovation.
TAMHSC strives to train the highest quality, most compassionate health care providers in the nation, who in addition are leaders within their professions—from the clinic, hospital and community to professional societies, state legislatures and federal agencies. We are implementing a unique curriculum focused on critical thinking and scientific reasoning, as well as providing opportunities for joint degrees and certificate programs in diverse disciplines such as public policy, business and engineering. We also maintain strategic affiliations with diverse partners including Dell and GSK, which advance interdisciplinary collaboration to revolutionize health technology, therapeutics, prevention and primary care.
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International Student Services (ISS) provides immigration document processing and other services and assistance to international students attending Texas A&M University campuses throughout the State of Texas. The information provided throughout the ISS website is applicable to all international students. However, students who are not located on the main Texas A&M campus in College Station, TX do have to interact with ISS in a different way. For this reason, we have created webpages for each campus to provide helpful information and contacts.
Impacting nearly every county in the State of Texas with education, research and outreach programs, the health science center operates eight campuses located in Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Kingsville, McAllen, Round Rock and Temple. This geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary model allows for innovative team training that supports the common goal of transforming health.
The University Libraries provides a variety of instructional services designed to help students develop their research skills. Instructional sessions can be customized to meet a range of learning objectives, from library orientations to advanced research concepts.
The Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M Health Science Center strives to offer effective, reliable computing support for faculty, staff and students in order to help them achieve their teaching, research and learning goals. Our support specialists effectively deliver the technology resources, tools and information necessary for our institution to achieve the levels of excellence set forth by our administration.
All international students entering the U.S. on a F-1 or J-1 student visa are required to be covered under the Texas A&M University System Student Health Insurance Plan (SSHIP) or have equivalent insurance coverage as described below. This includes persons who are attending intensive English language programs.
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Texas A&M Health Science Center has been fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).