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UTMB Galveston

301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, 77555
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UTMB Galveston

It began in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department with one building, two dozen students and one dozen teachers. Today, The University of Texas Medical Branch, aka UTMB Galveston, covers 84 acres and boasts over 2,500 students and more than 1,000 faculty members. The oldest medical school in the state is home to everything from four schools and a major medical library to several hospitals and clinics where patients receive both primary and specialized care.


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There is no fee to visit the UTMB Galveston campus.

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Vary by building


  • Student Summer Seminar Series
  • Health Earth Day Celebration
  • Recess Day


  • Dining
  • Hospital gift shop
  • Moody Medical Library
  • Bookstore
  • Rose Garden


  • What are some of the sights to see on the UTMB campus?

    Check out the Ashbel Smith Building, named for the well-known physician who was responsible for getting the medical school off the ground. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is known as "Old Red" for its red pressed bricks and columns made from red Texas granite. Another highlight is the Gleaves T. James Centennial Rose Garden where you'll encounter more than 1,300 roses.
  • What kind of items are sold in the UTMB hospital gift shop?

    The gift shop at John Sealy Hospital provides a fine selection of items, such as fresh flowers, greeting cards, balloons, figurines, stuffed animals, lotions, jewelry and candles. There's also a free delivery service for getting a gift to the room of a patient in the hospital.

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