JPS board pledges financial support for new M.D. program at UNT Health Science Center | Healt…

The writing is no longer on the wall.  It’s everywhere.

FORT WORTH — Plans to open an M.D. program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center got a boost Thursday when the JPS Health Network pledged financial support.

The board voted to recommend that the Tarrant County Hospital District include $2.5 million for the health science center's fundraising effort in its budget for the next fiscal year.

The hospital district does business as JPS Health Network.

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Not a done deal, as the State has to okay it, but I wouldn’t bet against it.


Comments

  1. I’ve been seeing a lot of press in the last couple of years touting medical school creation/expansion as a way to produce more physicians, but comparatively little about increases in residency slots. Wouldn’t these new medical school graduates simply displace IMGs, resulting in little net change in physician supply? Granted, medical schools don’t require Medicare to pay for them…

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