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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is college with 313 students located in Houston, TX.

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston on the Texas Medical Center campus.

MD Anderson was created in 1941 as a part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today.

In 2011, MD Anderson marked its 70-year anniversary and welcomed Ronald DePinho, M.D., as the fourth full-time president in the institution's history.

U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" survey ranked MD Anderson as the top hospital in the nation for cancer care in 2011. It has achieved this highest ranking eight times in the past 10 years and has ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care since the magazine began its annual survey in 1990.

Thanks to generous donors, MD Anderson concluded the Making Cancer History: The Campaign to Transform Cancer Care in 2011, raising $1.215 billion. The funds support a variety of key initiatives related to cancer research, patient care, education and prevention. Since 1944, about 900,000 patients have turned to MD Anderson for cancer care in the form of targeted therapies, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and proton therapy, immunotherapy, or combinations of these and other treatments. The multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer was pioneered at MD Anderson. This brings together teams of experts across disciplines to collaborate on the best treatment plan for patients. And because MD Anderson's experts focus solely on cancer, they're renowned for treating all types of cancer, including rare or uncommon diseases.

In Fiscal Year 2011, MD Anderson provided cancer care for more than 108,000 patients. Of those, about 34,000 were new patients. About one-third of patients come to Houston from outside Texas, seeking the knowledge-based care that has made MD Anderson so widely respected. There were nearly 10,000 registrants on clinical trials exploring novel therapies and diagnostic tests in FY11, making it the largest such program in the nation.

The Institute for Cancer Care Excellence is helping MD Anderson lead the way in developing an improved cancer care model through studies that determine the best methods to deliver care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, equitable and patient-centered.

National organizations recognize MD Anderson for these and other qualities. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit hospital accreditation group, reaccredited MD Anderson in 2011. The institution's radiation oncology practice was accredited in 2011 by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. In 2010, MD Anderson was redesignated with Magnet Nursing Services Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an honor it first received in 2001.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 313
Gender 36% Male / 64% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Geography 5% International
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 34%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
International 6%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Ethnicity Unknown 7%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 24%

Student Services

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Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist (36%), Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist (19%), Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist (12%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (10%), Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist (8%), Health/Medical Physics (8%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, physiological relationships to test results, laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls, test and research design and implementation, analytic techniques, laboratory management, data development and reporting, medical informatics, and professional standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A program that prepares individuals to perform analyses of the human genome and chromosomes for the research and diagnosis of genetic diseases and defects, in preparation for organ transplants, and in support of treatments for cancers and leukemias. Includes instruction in chromosome analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), molecular genetic techniques, cytotechnology, and photomicrography.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A program that prepares individuals to work with pathologists to detect changes in body cells that may indicate, and permit diagnosis of, the early development of cancers and other diseases. Includes instruction in biochemistry, microbiology, applied mathematics, microscopy, slide preparation, identification of cellular structures and abnormalities, and laboratory procedures and safety.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A program that focuses on the application of physics, nuclear science, and engineering physics to diagnostic, treatment, and therapeutic processes and public health protection. Includes instruction in radiation biophysics, biophysics, health effects of natural and artificially induced radiation, hazard evaluation, environmental radioactivity, nuclear physics, engineering physics, radiobiology, medical radiology, calibration and dosage theory, computer applications and medical informatics, and specific research problems.

Job Opportunities:

Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

A program that prepares individuals, at the request of physicians, researchers, and laboratory scientists, to identify tissue structures and cell components and relate these findings to physiological functions and to the detection and diagnosis of diseases and other abnormalities. Includes instruction in medical chemistry, histochemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, medical informatics, applied mathematics, electron microscopy, instrumentation, quality control procedures, data recording and analysis, laboratory administration, medical terminology, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

A program that prepares individuals who are AART-certified radiological technicians to utilize MRI technology to obtain still and moving images of various vascular structures in the human body that aid the physician in the diagnosis or treatment of disease and injury. Includes instruction in MRI imaging, sectional anatomy and pathology, MRI technology, MRI techniques and procedures, MRI physics, and clinical training.

Job Opportunities:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

A program that prepares individuals to administer prescribed courses of radiation treatment, manage patients undergoing radiation therapy, and maintain pertinent records. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, oncologic pathology, radiation biology, radiation oncology procedures and techniques, radiation dosimetry, tumor localization, treatment planning, patient communication and management, data collection, record-keeping, and applicable standards and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Radiation Therapists
Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Administration & Faculty

President Ronald A. DePinho, MD
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 1022
Student : Faculty Ratio 4 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 59 : 40
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 19
Tenure Track Faculty 7
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 69
No Status Faculty 4

Admissions

Admissions

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Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $4,702 Same as On-Campus
Fees $701 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $5,403 $5,403

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $20,987 Same as On-Campus
Fees $701 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $21,688 $21,688

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://sfs.uth.tmc.edu/.

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Alumni and Outcomes

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