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Dr. David Miranda studies report naming top Texas medical schools

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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.

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Four Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Doctor with Dr. David Anthony Miranda

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Being a medical doctor is one of the most sought-after professions in the world. Not only because of the high-salary that typically accompanies it, but also because of the satisfaction that comes with knowing that you’re helping people every day.

West Lake Hills, Texas, United States, August 27th, 2018 — Despite what you see on Grey’s Anatomy, being a doctor isn’t all glamour. It takes nearly a decade in school, and once you’re out, the hours are demanding and the need to prove yourself never stops. That being said, if you’re determined that it is your passion, you’ll likely be fine. We spoke with Dr. David Miranda, a busy Emergency Department specialist in Texas, about things he wished he knew before coming a doctor.


You Have To Commit A Crazy Amount of Time

“If work-life balance is something that is essential to your future career, then pick a residency specialization that will suit that need,” says David Miranda. Working as a doctor often means that you will have to work overtime, extra shifts, weekends and nights. You don’t usually get to pick your shifts, and if there’s an emergency, you’ll have to come in on your on-call days, which are frequent. It’s also worth noting that twelve to twenty-four hour shifts are common in this industry, and some even last longer than twenty four hours.


You Won’t Know What Doctor You Want To Become Until the End of School

The spectrum of specialties within the medical field is broad, and trying to decide what branch of medicine you want to go into before you’ve finished studying is difficult. It’s okay to be unsure. Most physicians don’t know what area of medicine they want to specialize in until they’re near the end of their third year of medical school.


You’ll Never Know Everything

Just because you went to school for a decade doesn’t mean you know everything – and you’re unlikely to. The longer you practice, the more you’re likely to know. But new procedures are constantly being invented, new ones innovated, new medicines discovered. “Unless you attend every conference and symposium for the new four decades, which is impossible,” David Miranda says, “you probably won’t know every tiny thing about medicine.” So the need for constant independent study is lifelong.


You Will Make Mistakes

It’s unavoidable, and it’s something that happens to every doctor at least once in his or her career, but you’ll make mistakes. “No matter how skilled you are,” David Miranda says. “At the end of the day you’re still only human.” It’s a big fear among doctors, especially when someone’s life is in your hands and you’re stressed, and tired and overworked, but inevitably you’re going to do something wrong, and it’s important to be okay with that.

But although these are all realities of medicine, caring for the sick is extremely rewarding. “But it’s important know what you’re getting into to help limit frustration or disappointment with a poorly

thought-out career decision. Most doctors love what they do and wouldn’t change a thing” says Dr. Miranda, adding, “To me it’s the best profession in the world!”