Message from The Dean


Meet Our Dean



Welcome to the UT Tyler School of Medicine!

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I want to thank you for your interest in the UT Tyler School of Medicine. We are here for a mission: to embed the medical school within the community of East Texas, recruit students from the community to serve the community, develop research endeavors that address the specific health issues of our East Texas family and expand access to the highest level of health care available. We are here for a vision: to grow our medical school to continue to reduce the health disparities in our region and improve the quality of life for everyone. We are here for East Texas.

The UT Tyler School of Medicine is guided every day by our values: community, perseverance, respect, excellence, service, and creativity. We are a family. Students, faculty, and staff who resonate with these values and want to be a part of growing something unique and purpose driven will thrive here.

If you want to join our mission of serving East Texas and are looking for an educational experience that will make you the best mission-driven physician you can be, we would love to meet with you! We look forward to working with you as you consider your future as a physician.

Brigham C. Willis, MD, MEd, FAAP
Founding Dean
School of Medicine
The University of Texas at Tyler