Accreditation Progressing for New DFW Medical School

Senior leadership at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine was excited to hit “submit” and send in all the required documentation for accreditation. (Photo courtesy of the school)

A new school of medicine planned by Texas Christian University and the UNT Health Science Center School of Medicine has taken another step toward its hoped-for opening in 2019.

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine says it has officially submitted all of its required documentation to the accrediting body for such schools, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

According to school officials, the documentation includes hundreds of pages detailing the likes of the school’s curriculum, facilities, and resources.

Alli Halton, integrated content and marketing coordinator for the Fort Worth school, says, “Once the committee reviews the extensive documentation, they’ll schedule an on-site visit, likely to occur by mid 2018, which keeps us on track for welcoming students in July 2019.”

According to a report earlier this year by Tripp Umbach, an economic-analysis group for academic health centers, the base economic impact of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is expected to begin at more than $140 million.

The school added that each graduating physician is expected to generate $1.5 million in economic impact and provide about $300,000 in annual revenue for Texas.

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