Joe R. & Teresa Lozano

Long School of Medicine

Where compassionate healers are born

The Long School of Medicine Experience

When you’re choosing an institution for medical school, residency or fellowship, a lot of things matter, such as the caliber of the academic and clinical programs and the research opportunities. At the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, we offer that and more: a unique culture that is centered around caring for and helping others. We are proud to be able to offer our students, residents and fellows learning experiences that are culturally diverse and training in a wide array of pathologies.

Supportive Culture

Our goal is simple: to help you achieve success in your program, career and life. Our faculty’s supportive approach is inspiring for our students and trainees, for they value relationships and prioritize collaboration over competition. Whether you’re in the classroom or clinic, you’ll find a built-in family that cares for you and helps you with your academic and personal needs.

Vibrant Community

Well known as a big city with a small-town feel, San Antonio offers all of the local amenities you’ll want, while providing comfort, access to the outdoors and beautiful weather. The city boasts a rich culture and history — and not to mention, affordable housing and a comparatively low cost of living. The region’s demographics represent what the United States will look like in the future, which uniquely prepares our students and trainees to serve a diverse patient population.

Academic Excellence

You’ll learn and receive training from world-renowned faculty, who are leading research and developing treatments that are focused on the greatest medical problems affecting our population today. Our medical school curriculum not only teaches basic science concepts but also applies them to medicine. Our students’ higher-than-average USMLE Step scores and Match rates demonstrate that this curriculum wholly equips them for a meaningful career in medicine.

High-Quality Clinical Care

With our clinical partner, University Health System (UHS), we offer a full range of specialties and care, from prevention to treatment and routine to complex. UHS is a nationally recognized teaching hospital that includes a Level I trauma system. Faculty physicians work together across multiple specialties and use the latest tests, treatments, techniques and technology. They help prepare you to make a difference in modern medicine and in the lives of those we serve.

Groundbreaking Research

We have a long history of scientific medical contributions that includes the development of novel devices, such as the flexible coronary stent and artificial rib, as well as many new medications and therapies. We developed more than 30 of the drugs that are used widely today to treat cancer. We are also actively pursuing innovative therapies for the most complex diseases affecting our community today, including Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative and age-related diseases, diabetes, kidney disease and pediatric, adolescent, young adult and adult cancers.

Commitment to Service

Our medical students, trainees and faculty are compassionate healers. Healing is their calling, and our programs encourage you to answer yours. Through our Student-Faculty Collaborative Practices, medical students have the opportunity to care for underserved populations in San Antonio and Bexar County — the seventh-most populous city in the United States and the second-most populous city in Texas. Two-thirds of students, residents and fellows train at University Health System, one of the largest community medical facilities in southwest Texas, as well as many other leading health care facilities in the area.

#3

UT System ranks third in the “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2019"

30+

of the most popular cancer drugs in use today were developed or tested here

2,000,000

patient encounters each year

Our Medical School

Hands-on learning

We don’t waste any time getting you out of the classroom and into a clinical setting, where you can learn by doing. In fact, this will begin during your first month of medical school. We believe that early and frequent hands-on learning better and more thoroughly prepares medical students for residency.

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Our Residencies + Fellowships

Well-rounded training

Our programs cover a wide range of specialties and subspecialties. You’ll train at a variety of facilities in San Antonio, in addition to UT Health San Antonio. This variety of programs and facilities provides you with experience diagnosing and treating many conditions in a diverse patient population.

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“Tell us where YOU want to go,and WE will help you get there.”

Judianne Kellaway, M.D., M.Ed., FACS
Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach

Drew Sanderson

For me, the Long SOM seemed very integrated into the community. I wanted my medical education to be centered around service to others, especially the most vulnerable in the community. I’ve found a network of friends and colleagues here that are some of the greatest and most inspiring people I’ve ever met. We lift each other up and really root for each others’ successes. That sense of community is important during medical school and also after you graduate.

Drew Sanderson
Student, Long School of Medicine
James Keeton

From the top down, our program leadership team is receptive to feedback and invested in the constant improvement of fellow education. The collaboration between faculty and fellows is incredible; for example, we have a WhatsApp group to share interesting cases in an informal setting to focus on educational topics. Fellowship training in the cardiology training program has and will continue to help prepare me for a successful career.

Dr. Keeton
Fellow, Long School of Medicine
Abdullah Ghali

The Long SOM is the most inclusive campus I found. The San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic is a very special asset, which will let me heal my people. I will definitely stay here to raise my family.

Abdullah Gali
Student, Long School of Medicine
Katarina Pitka

I chose this school because of the reputation of excellent clinical training. When I told various doctors I was interviewing here, the unanimous feedback I received was that the LSOM made fantastic clinicians. I have to say, LSOM has lived up its reputation. I’ve gotten exposure to many fields of medicine, learned how to manage a diverse set of pathology, how to do various procedures, and have had the opportunity to scrub numerous surgical cases.

Katarina Pitka
Student, Long School of Medicine
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As an LGBT applicant, I felt immediately reassured that this school was going to be a safe space and also a place that encourages diversity, and this put the Long SOM at the top of my list!

Robin Jacob
Student, Long School of Medicine
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The faculty and staff here create a support system for students and want them to succeed. The doctors that teach you are very compassionate people and will help you remember to treat the patient as a human being first rather than a medical diagnosis. The innovations in research, curriculum, service opportunities, and patient care are numerous and help make it a unique institution to be a part of.

Anisha Guda
Student, Long School of Medicine
Garrett Kneese

The LSOM has always shown an incredible dedication to its matriculants, with particular impressions having been made in the recent months of the COVID-19 Pandemic. My classmates and I have felt incredibly informed and strongly supported as we have temporarily transitioned to new methodologies of medical education.

Garrett Kneese
Student, Long School of Medicine
Eugen Stolow

There are many opportunities for research, and to have projects both published and accepted at local, national and international conferences. My residency program’s spirit is not one of competition but one of motivating each other to be the best physicians and human beings possible. We help and support one another and have developed strong friendships both at work and outside the hospital.

Eugene Stolow
Resident, Long School of Medicine
Hausman Cohen

I was looking for a medical school where I’d be the most comfortable and the most supported in my learning. Not only did LSOM provide that for me by being a Texas school in a city close to home with what was clearly a strong, diverse, and supportive academic community, but I also was impressed by the very hands-on approach LSOM took to the education of future physicians (aided by the direct connection to University Hospital).

Lee Hausman-Cohen
Student, Long School of Medicine
Glennette Castillo

The Long SOM has created such close ties with our community through our student + faculty run clinics, and our service projects, that I realize there are endless opportunities to join and help our city.

Glennette Castillo
Student, Long School of Medicine
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