TCU Transitions to Exclusive Board of TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and Texas Christian University announced that after a successful collaboration between the universities that created an allopathic medical school, the administration of the medical school will be transferred solely to the diploma-granting institution, TCU.

Chancellor Michael R. Williams and Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. have issued a joint statement on the School of Medicine.

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine were announced in 2015 with a vision to become an innovative medical school that would contribute to Fort Worth’s growing life sciences industry.

The first class of students started in July 2019 and will graduate in 2023. The School of Medicine is currently recruiting its fourth grade, which will begin in July 2022.

The collaborative program is the first of its kind in Texas, made possible by the support, vision, leadership and commitment of HSC and TCU.

As the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine continue to grow, the medical school will only continue its evolution and success as the TCU School of Medicine with TCU as the degree-granting university, the chancellors said in their statement.

Mayor Mattie Parker recognized the success of the partnership and the excitement it brings to health care in the city of Fort Worth.

“The successful partnership between HSC and TCU to bring medical school to our community has been instrumental in raising the profile of healthcare in our community,” Parker said. “The innovative leadership and expertise that both universities have brought to the creation of this medical school will positively impact our community for generations to come. Fort Worth is incredibly fortunate to have both a DO and an MD school in our city ​​and I look forward to the continued transformation of our city, the healthcare community and beyond.”

The school will now operate as the TCU School of Medicine. Classes will continue on both the TCU and UNTHSC campuses and will eventually move to a new space.

The academic mission will continue undisturbed, officials said.

“On behalf of the TCU Board of Trustees, we continue to be inspired by this transformative medical school, including the clinical and academic talent we recruit and retain for our community,” said Mark Johnson, chairman of the TCU Board of Trustees. “We have the privilege and responsibility to educate medical leaders of the future. This is an extraordinary way for us to fulfill our mission of responsible global citizenship, starting here in Fort Worth.”

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