The University of North Texas Health Science Center includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, and the School of Health Professions– with a combined faculty of more than 350, a staff of 900 and a cadre of some 300 volunteer community physicians. In addition to a four-year medical program, TCOM maintains 13 clinical departments serving patients in ambulatory clinical and acute inpatient hospital affiliates. By combining the research expertise of biomedical sciences and clinical faculty with the collaborative efforts of experts from the sciences, medical and biotechnology industries in the community, the University of North Texas Health Science Center has established seven Institutes of Discovery in the areas of geriatrics; heart disease and stroke; vision and eye disease; cancer; substance abuse; and pain management.
To support academic activities, the Gibson D. Lewis Library houses a collection of nearly 65,000 circulating books, 1,200 print journals, and several thousand electronic journals. The library provides health science center students, residents and faculty with access to most current literature in basic science and clinical research. Lewis Library also provides access to a wide variety of up-to-date electronic databases such as PUBMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and the Web of Science. Research librarians and all services are available on site and through the World Wide Web.