A recent report has revealed what it’s claimed are this year’s top three Texas-based medical schools.
A recent report by U.S. News, a multi-platform publisher of news and information, has revealed what it claims to be the three best medical schools in the state of Texas. Named as the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. David Miranda, a resident of Travis County, Texas, explores the results.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ranks third, according to U.S. News.
Comprised of McGovern Medical School, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTHealth School of Dentistry, UTHealth School of Nursing, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and UTHealth School of Public Health, the Houston-based science center ranks well with a faculty-student ratio of 1.4:1, boasting over 1,500 full- and part-time staff.
Dr. Miranda further reveals that the university has a current full-time enrollment of 966 students and an average tuition cost of approximately $26,000.
Rated second of the three, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center sits on a 100-acre campus in Dallas. The institution is comprised of UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.
With a strong faculty-student ratio, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center employs in excess of 2,650 full- and part-time staff. This puts the institution’s faculty-student ratio at 2.5:1, explains Dr. Miranda. Full-time enrollment is just below 940, with average tuition costs of around $32,000, according to the report.
Topping the rankings and named best medical school in the state of Texas for 2018 by U.S. News is Baylor College of Medicine.
Another Houston-based institution, Baylor College of Medicine is comprised of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the National School of Tropical Medicine. Initially established in 1900, the school has a long and varied history, Dr. Miranda reveals. Enrollment of 736 equals an impressive faculty-student ratio of 3.1:1, with 2,785 staff and average tuition costs approaching $30,000.
A further report by U.S. News also ranks Baylor College of Medicine fifth in the U.S. in ‘Best Medical Schools: Primary Care,’ tied with Oregon Health and Science University, points out Dr. Miranda, who studied medicine at Cornell University Medical College, New York.
Over the course of 30 years in medicine, Dr. David Miranda has spent time in New York, Mississippi, California, and elsewhere across the U.S. He currently resides in Travis County, Texas. The physician is a partner of Fit-Life MD, a medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Miranda’s personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.