Who We Are
Your gift to Dell Medical School supports your future doctors and improves the health of our community. Dell Med is hard at work to revolutionize how you, your friends and your neighbors get and stay healthy. We’re training physician leaders, making research breakthroughs, collaborating with community partners and providing much-needed care.
And during COVID-19, our work is more important than ever. As a Department of State Health Services vaccination hub, The University of Texas at Austin has called on Dell Med, UT Health Austin and health care providers across campus to help vaccinate more people in the greater Austin community.
Your support is powerful, particularly during this pandemic. Recent gifts have helped us:
- Receive and administer some of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Austin and launch UT Austin's collaborative vaccine distribution effort.
- Set up one of Austin’s first COVID-19 drive-thru testing operations and share the model with others.
- Graduate the first class of doctors from UT Austin, 11 of whom are still caring for our community as Dell Med residents.
What We’re Fundraising For
Our students and our community are Dell Medical School’s top priorities. Your 40 for Forty gift of any size will help Dell Med train physician leaders and care for those in need during this crisis and beyond.
- Your gift to scholarships allows students to focus on opportunities to care for our community, like volunteering in our contact tracing and vaccination efforts, rather than on paying bills or student debt. Once we reach 100 donors to any area of Dell Med, we will unlock $55,000 in scholarship funds from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
- Gifts to our area of greatest need – COVID-19 emergency response fuel Dell Med's efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 through testing, treatment, and now, vaccinations. Lori and Chuck Whitten are generously matching donations 1:1 until we reach $10,000 to support of our COVID-19 response.
Gifts to any area accelerate medical research, education, clinical care and community engagement that improves health in Central Texas and beyond.