A Legacy of Excellence
UT Southwestern is commemorating 75 years of excellence not only by honoring our most notable achievements of the past, but also by looking toward the future and our potential to build on our legacy of transforming the landscape of science and medicine. During 2018, we celebrate these foundational moments that have made it possible for us to transform health care.
Our history is inspiring. Our future will be transformational. Immerse yourself in stories throughout our anniversary year as we honor our past while plunging headfirst into the future. We hope you return often to learn how the UT Southwestern community continues to play a pivotal role in the future of science and medicine.
The story of Matt Mendoza, a fourth-year graduate student, is proof that the obstacles we face do not have to define where we end up in life. Hear how UT Southwestern has immensely impacted his life and future generations of his family.
UT Southwestern salutes Dr. Reginald Wilson, the last living graduate of Southwestern Medical College’s first graduating class. Over the course of nearly 40 years, Dr. Wilson used his education and training to do everything from answering house calls to delivering more than 2,000 babies in Dayton, Texas.
He started off his medical career earning just $3 per office call and $5 per house visit. In this third edition of Alumni Reflections and in recognition of UT Southwestern’s 75th anniversary, Dr. Donald Pentecost looks back on his 55-year career and shares how UT Southwestern continues setting students on the path for success.