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Medical School is now TCU School of Medicine

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January 12, 2022

After a successful collaboration that resulted in the creation of one of the nation’s
newest allopathic (MD) medical schools, TCU announced today that the school is now
the TCU School of Medicine. 

The former TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine will advance to its next chapter by transitioning
to become a college solely within its degree-granting institution, Texas Christian

“This is an exciting and transformational medical school with remarkable students,”
Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said. “We are grateful to UNTHSC for their partnership
and for all of the hard work and dedication needed to get this school launched successfully.
Our graduates will be Empathetic Scholars® and will benefit from the vision of both
schools, for years to come.”

See the full joint statement from Chancellor Boschini and UNTHSC Chancellor Michael
R. Williams below. 

The medical school will graduate its first class in 2023 and is currently is recruiting
its fourth class, which will begin in July 2022.

“We are extraordinarily proud of what has been achieved on behalf of our community
with this transformative medical school,” Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, provost and vice
chancellor for Academic Affairs, said. “The TCU School of Medicine will continue to
build upon the innovative curriculum and rigorous clinical training that
 define this program. We are fortunate to have some of the most talented medical students and faculty in the country, living and learning in our community. Our students’ academic progression
 experience remain our top priority and we are thrilled to continue our forward momentum.”

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine was announced in 2015 with the vision of becoming
an innovative medical school that would contribute to Fort Worth’s growing bioscience
sector.  With the support of community leaders, philanthropists and foundations, the
School of Medicine was launched and has grown to become a home for talented medical
students and a pioneering resource in a rapidly expanding regional health care landscape.

“On behalf of the TCU Board of Trustees, we continue to be inspired by this transformative
medical school, including the clinical and academic talent that we are recruiting
and retaining for our community,” Chair
 Mark Johnson said. “We have the privilege and responsibility of educating medical leaders of the
future. This is an extraordinary way for us to live up to our mission of responsible global
citizenship, starting right here in Fort Worth.”

While the school was formed as a collaboration, TCU is the governing university for
the School of Medicine, and all faculty have TCU faculty appointments. With students
as the top priority, the academic mission will continue without disruption. 

“Together, the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Texas Christian University
(TCU) have established one of the most innovative allopathic (MD) medical schools
in the country. The new School of Medicine, made possible by the collaboration of
two Fort Worth universities, is a true victory for our community.

Today, Fort Worth has two excellent schools training future physicians (DO and MD)
and is contributing to a rapidly growing health care environment that is attracting
new and established life sciences initiatives and professionals to the region. The
first collaborative program of its kind in Texas, together we brought to life the
dream of an innovative MD school for our community. Without the support, vision, leadership,
and commitment of HSC and TCU, the school would not have been established.

As the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine continues to grow and evolve, so do the needs
of our region and state. To that end, the medical school will continue its evolution
and success solely as the TCU School of Medicine with TCU as the degree-granting university.

We gratefully acknowledge our collaboration and the support of our philanthropic,
business, and elected leader partners. Both HSC and TCU remain committed to ensuring
that students receive the best medical education possible and that the resources of
both universities are strategically deployed to improve health care outcomes for the
people of North Texas and beyond.” 

-Chancellor Michael R. Williams and Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.

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