Why University Medical Center of El Paso

As a not-for-profit, academic medical center, ours is a higher calling. We are dedicated to our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We are committed to our community, providing unique services in Centers of Excellence. We stand behind our staff, supporting them in their vocations.

If you want to be part of our friendly and talented team, work in a fast-paced and challenging environment, make a difference and be recognized for your efforts, University Medical Center of El Paso is right for you.

Why A Teaching Hospital?

At a teaching hospital, you never stop learning. We encourage open communication between every staff member no matter their position. This provides a dynamic learning environment for both recent graduates and experienced professionals. In addition, we equip you with yearly educational stipends so you can continue your education and expand your knowledge in the most dynamic learning environment in the nation.


University Medical Center of El Paso first opened its doors in 1915. Formerly known as Thomason Hospital, it is now embarking on a new century of service to the community with aggressive expansion plans that include:

  • Construction of a separately licensed, 224,500 square-foot Children's Hospital
  • Construction of a new Women's and Infants bed tower
  • Expansion and renovation of the main hospital bed tower, creating all-private rooms
  • Doubling the size of the Emergency Department
  • Doubling the size of the Level I Trauma Center
  • Construction of all-new ORs to accommodate cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, general surgery and interventional procedures
  • Expansion of Imaging Services
  • Expansion of central plant
  • Construction of additional outpatient clinics
  • Expansion of existing outpatient clinics

Why El Paso?

El Paso is a multicultural border community, which provides our healthcare professionals with a unique opportunity to care for a diverse patient population transcending geographic, cultural and language boundaries and dealing with a variety of border health issues prevalent in this part of the country. In this challenging arena, individualized patient needs are met through collaboration with an array of community resources.

Why Take on the Challenge?

What you experience here will prepare you to work anywhere in the world. As your experience and abilities grow, so will your opportunities. We offer you hundreds of choices to realize your career goals and make transitioning between locations, positions, and responsibilities easy. In addition to our main hospital facilities and staff, we also work for our community through an efficient collaboration of regional resources, creating a continuum of care that includes health promotion, education, prevention, and primary acute and after care services.