About Fort Sam Houston, TX
Located in San Antonio, Texas, Fort Sam Houston is operated by the United States Army. The post is sometimes referred to as "Fort Sam." The post serves as headquarters for the U.S. Army North, Army South and Medical Command. The installation is considered the "Home of Army Medicine" and a forerunner in medical training.
The base is named for Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas. The post was recognized as the "birthplace of aviation" until the 21st Century. The Medical Education and Training Campus, established in 2010, redefined the installation as one specializing in medical training.
Fort Sam Houston is considered to be the most important site of military medical training in the world. Over 25,000 students are trained each year at Fort Sam. Notable universities such as Baylor and the University of Texas offer coordinated programs for the provision of medical education with Fort Sam.