Strong academic partnerships bring great value to our communities, both in measurable results today and in greater opportunities for tomorrow. Together, we are creating health science and medical education programs that push the traditional boundaries in order to meet our changing health care needs. We are training the next generation of health care leadership, as well as all facets of health care professionals, to bring the latest advancements in health care to patients around the world.

Houston Methodist's primary academic affiliate is the top-ranked Weill Cornell Medicine. Houston Methodist also has affiliations with Texas A&M and the University of Houston.

Weill Cornell Medicine
As primary national academic affiliates, Weill Cornell Medicine shares faculty and partnerships with Houston Methodist as a way to deliver on our shared mission of bringing advances in education, research and health care to patients. Houston Methodist and Weill Cornell Medicine offer joint educational programs, including a joint Mentored Clinical Research Training Program and a joint fellowship in biomedical ethics. Together we are defining leadership in health care and training the next generation of health care and research professionals in medical breakthroughs.

Texas A&M
The Health Science Center, an independent Texas state agency and academic unit of Texas A&M University, shares mission priorities with Houston Methodist – to develop research and education programs that reflect health care practice in the 21st century, including the impact of technology, patient-empowerment, precision medicine, novel drug delivery systems and interdisciplinary sciences. Houston Methodist and Texas A&M share joint faculty appointments and graduate programs that bring creative and innovative predoctoral and medical student programs in translational medicine to the Texas Medical Center. These programs advance the health initiatives of the state of Texas and advance health care for patients around the world.

University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant metropolis of Houston. Houston Methodist and the University of Houston have established an alliance to share resources, educational and research collaborations and technology transfer practices. The University of Houston's excellent reputation in science and engineering, as well as its mission to support economic development in the Texas through the commercialization of research advances, fits together with the translational research mission of Houston Methodist. Together, we can make real progress in clinical care by turning cure-focused research innovations into real and genuine treatments for our patients.