Texas A&M Health Science Center is transforming health through innovative research and education in medical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health at campuses across the state.
In September 1997, the Texas A&M System Board of Regentsapproved organization of the health-related entities throughout the A&M System into one university –Texas A&M Health Science Center, which officially began operation on Sept. 1, 1999. Original academic units in the consolidation included College of Medicine, Baylor College of Dentistry, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, the then-proposed School of Rural Public Health and School of Graduate Studies. Located on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus, the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy joined TAMHSC in 2006, and the College of Nursing opened in 2008. On July 15, 2013, TAMHSC transitioned to become a unit of Texas A&M University.
Points of Pride
Our School of Rural Public Health is consistently ranked in the top 25 schools of public health in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry leads the nation with the most diverse student body of any dental school.
The College of Nursing ranked first in the Texas jurisdiction, first against comparable programs and first among nursing graduates nationwide based on percentage of graduates passing the NCLEX-RN in 2012.
The Rangel College of Pharmacy is the only professional school located in south Texas; it is ranked 48 among the best schools of pharmacy, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The Rural and Community Health Institute serves 118 counties with services to hospitals and physicians, seeking to improve the quality of health care delivery in Texas.
The Coastal Bend Health Education Center's medication assistance program has helped more than 1,000 people get access to free medication, saving them more than $2.8 million in prescription costs.
The College of Medicine is efficient and effective in addressing the state’s physician workforce shortage, and was ranked as second most affordable medical school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2012.