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Dell Medical School Update

Posted: Oct. 22, 2013

Dell Medical School Plan

Construction of the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin is full steam ahead following the UT System Board of Regents’ approval of a $334 million construction plan and Seton Healthcare Family officials’ approval of $245 million to pay for the new teaching hospital on property near University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB).

The plan approved by the Regents will provide for construction of research, educational and administrative facilities, as well as a medical office building and parking garage totaling 515,000 square feet. The approval of the new hospital by Seton, one of UT Austin’s partners in the venture, puts in place the final large piece for the new medical complex that will be anchored by the medical school.

The proposed site is on land owned by the university and is bounded by Interstate 35, Trinity Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 15th Street. The first education and administration building will be built on what is now a parking lot across from the current UMCB. The new hospital will be constructed on the site of Centennial Park, immediately south of the School of Nursing, and a research facility will be west of that location.

The Dell Medical School will be the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school built in nearly four decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. The school is part of a plan approved by Travis County voters in November 2012 and is expected to open in 2016.