TCU takes the helm of medical school

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The updated TCU School of Medicine Logo. (Courtesy of the Office of the Chancellor)

By JD Pells

TCU has taken full control of the medical school it co-founded with the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

On Wednesday, TCU officials announced it would be the sole degree-granting university of the TCU School of Medicine.

White coats stand on display at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine announcement event in 2018. (Cristian ArguetaSoto/Staff Photographer)

“Today we celebrate the School of Medicine, one of the newest and most innovative allopathic (MD) medical schools in the country, as the Texas Christian University School of Medicine,” Chancellor Victor Boschini wrote in an email.

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine introduced its first class of students in July 2019. Since then, TCU has recruited three more classes to the school. The first class is set to graduate in 2023.

The change in governance won’t affect its accreditation or partnerships with the JPS Health Network, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center and Texas Health Resources.

Boschini’s email quoted Mark Johnson, chairman 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.

“This is an extraordinary way for us to live up to our mission of responsible global citizenship, starting right here in Fort Worth,” Johnson said.

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