Trainees are eligible for discounts at the UTHealth bookstore, which also offers medically-related material and equipment, plus everything from campus regalia, greeting cards and stationery to computer software.
Campus Map of MD Anderson
Map that includes North, Mid, and South Campuses of MD Anderson Cancer Center are available only on the MD Anderson intranet site.
Child care locator system that provides a comprehensive list of providers available.
Communications, Office of, UT
Graphic design, photography, poster printing and Web design provided by the Communications Office of UT.
Computer Services, GSBS E-mail
Contact for service issues.
Computer Services at MD Anderson
Contact for service issues is available only on the MD Anderson intranet site.
On-campus dining establishments.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Short Courses in Scientific English
Short Courses in Scientific English for Non-Native Speakers of English are available to all faculty, research and clinical personnel, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars who are non-native speakers of English. The classes are designed to help employees of MD Anderson improve the communication skills needed in an English speaking, yet highly diverse, environment.
Courses last 7 weeks and meet twice a week for 1 or 1.5 hours each day. Classes are held in the morning, during the lunch hour, or late in the afternoon. All classes are free of charge. Participants must speak English at the intermediate or higher level and be familiar with research and general biomedical terminology.
- Pronunciation 1: The Sounds and Syllables of American English
- Pronunciation 2: Rhythm, Stress, and Intonation in American English
- Speaking 1: Making Successful Presentations
- Speaking 2: Workplace Conversations
- Writing 1: Writing Coherent Paragraphs
- Writing 2: Making Your Sentences Flow
- Writing 3: Editing Your Own Writing
2011 Course Schedule (dates subject to change)
- Session 5: October 3-November 17
Registration dates: August 24-September 13
Fall Conversation Course
Starting on Friday, October 7, an informal course for non-native speakers of English will be offered every Friday during lunch (12:00-1:00) in the Scientific Publications Department in Pickens Tower (FCT5000H). No registration is necessary, but space will be limited. Feel free to bring your lunch, and come and practice speaking in a relaxed environment.
For more information, please contact Dr. Picus at 713-792-7251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Transferring from MD Anderson to UTHSC
Fosters a working and educational environment that supports all forms of diversity as a part of daily life.
Medical Graphics and Photography, MD Anderson
Offers discounts on services, such as research poster production, photography, graphic design and printing. Several locations. Web site and information can be found on the MD Anderson intranet.
Printing Services, UT
Public Transportation, Parking and Shuttles
Houston Metro provides municipal bus, van and light rail services throughout the greater Houston area.
Parking at MD Anderson
Parking Operations has identified the following discounted parking options in MD Anderson-owned facilities for MD Anderson trainees.
- Naomi Building: monthly rate, $20 (for students/trainees of that building, only)
- Smith Research Building (SRB) surface lot: monthly rate, $20
- Braeswood Garage: monthly rate, $85 or $60, depending on current stipend level
An off-peak rate of $33 per month may also be available in certain MD Anderson-owned facilities. Off-peak hours are 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Please note that parking in these facilities is limited and may not be available indefinitely. Please also note that these rates will not be honored retroactively.
Note: All trainees with current contracts in the Braeswood Garage are already receiving discounted parking at the rate of $85 per month ($15 off the standard rate of $100 per month).
Some trainees may be eligible for a further reduction to $60 per month, based on their stipend levels. Trainees wishing to determine whether they are eligible for the rate of $60 per month must pick up a Trainee Parking Deduction Agreement in the department of Trainee and Alumni Affairs (FCT 7.5000) and present the agreement and a copy of his or her current appointment letter to the Parking Office (Pressler Garage, PGA4.2000). Please have your badge available when requesting the form.
MD Anderson Parking Office hours are 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Questions about parking at MD Anderson should be directed to Academic Visa Administration at 713-745-7170.
Other Medical Center Parking
MD Anderson shuttle information is available only on the MD Anderson intranet site.
Recreation & Fitness Center
UT Fitness Center on Knight Road.
Scientific Publications Department
Offers services and instruction in professional scientific writing for articles, manuscripts and grant proposals. Web site and information can be found on the MD Anderson intranet.
The Graduate Student Association performs an important function as the official organization representing the student body.
The Joint Student Affairs Council assesses student needs and improves student services.
The Alumni and Faculty Association Steering Committee improves services and continued connectivity to alumni, which includes trainees and students.
Trainee & Alumni Affairs Department, MD Anderson
Provides additional resources and support to educational trainees and students through TAA.
Trainee Survival Guide
The Trainee Resource Guide provides questions to frequently asked questions by trainees and students when relocating to Houston.
Provides law enforcement and community services to the UT Health Science Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. UT Police Department