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About the School

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
School of Health Professions 

The School of Health Professions is located within the main campus of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We offer eight Bachelor of Science degrees in exciting and high demanding career fields in laboratory and radiologic sciences. At the School of Health Professions, students learn from faculty with years of practical experience in their field who ensure that the curriculum combines a rich classroom environment  with hands-on practical experience. The student's clinical experience takes place in an institution that is recognized world-wide for its excellence in education, health care, and research, and has the distinction of being the one of the nation's first Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

Baccalaureate Programs 

  •  Clinical Laboratory Science
  •  Cytogenetic Technology
  •  Cytotechnology
  •  Diagnostic Imaging
  •  Histotechnology
  •  Medical Dosimetry
  •  Molecular Genetic Technology
  •  Radiation Therapy

Accreditation

The School's programs are accredited and approved by nationally recognized agencies, including:

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
    33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Phone (312)541.4999, Fax 312.541.4998
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
    5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Telephone: (773) 714-888
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    35 East Wacker Drive - Suite 1970
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Telephone: (312) 553-9355
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
    20 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL, 60606
    Telephone: (312) 704-5300
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by SACS to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels.
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Commission on Colleges (SACS)
    1866 Southern Lane
    Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
    Phone: 404-679-4501
    Fax: 404-679-4558
     

Mission 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions, in concert with the mission and visions of MD Anderson Cancer Center, is committed to the education of health care professionals, through formal academic programs that award institutional certificates and degrees in health sciences.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions faculty is committed to:

  • Setting the standard for world class didactic and clinical instruction necessary for program graduates to perform procedures within a specialty area, to integrate and relate clinical data, and to solve problems related to the production of clinical results
  • Meeting the current and future needs of health science professions by developing and implementing formal academic didactic and clinical education programs incorporating state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment techniques
  • Developing, understanding and appreciating research and quality management programs; providing the skills necessary to establish quality control measures and to make appropriate decisions to maintain accuracy and precision
  • Instilling a professional code of conduct related to patients, health care professionals and the public that demonstrates the highest regard for human dignity and life
  • Identifying the value of lifelong learning of students and graduates through continued education and professional competence

Vision

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions faculty is committed to:

  • Setting the standard for world class didactic and clinical instruction necessary for program graduates to perform procedures within a specialty area, to integrate and relate clinical data, and to solve problems related to the production of clinical results
  • Meeting the current and future needs of health science professions by developing and implementing formal academic didactic and clinical education programs incorporating state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment techniques
  • Developing, understanding and appreciating research and quality management programs; providing the skills necessary to establish quality control measures and to make appropriate decisions to maintain accuracy and precision
  • Instilling a professional code of conduct related to patients, health care professionals and the public that demonstrates the highest regard for human dignity and life
  • Identifying the value of lifelong learning of students and graduates through continued education and professional competence

Core Values

Caring
By our words and actions, we create a caring environment for everyone.

  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers
  • We are respectful and courteous to each other at all times
  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusiveness

Integrity

  • We work together to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve.
  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for practicing our values
  • We communicate frequently, honestly and openly
  • By our actions, we create an environment of trust

Discovery

  • We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge.
  • We help each other to identify and solve problems
  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so
  • We encourage learning, creativity and new ideas

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