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Student Resources


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.

Childcare Locator

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.

Dean's Office

Staff listing

Deans office advisors


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

Guidelines for Transferring from MD Anderson to UTHSC

Transfer guidelines

Institutional Diversity

Fosters a working and educational environment that supports all forms of diversity as a part of daily life.

UT Diversity


HAM-TMC Library

GSBS Library Policy

MD Anderson Research Medical Library

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

University of Texas Auxiliary Services Print Shop

Public Transportation, Parking and Shuttles

Public Transportation

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

Shuttle Information

MD Anderson shuttle information is available only on the MD Anderson intranet site.

UT Auxiliary Enterprises Parking and Shuttle Info

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.

Student Governance

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. 

University Police

Provides law enforcement and community services to the UT Health Science Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. UT Police Department

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