Archives for August 2, 2011

UNTHSC: No MD for you…

Interesting. I didn’t realize this needed legislative approval, and that they hadn’t lined up a bill sponsor.

The Fort Worth Business Press.

Plans to establish an MD medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth went nowhere in this last session of the Legislature, but a bill establishing the new UNT School of Pharmacy passed and was signed into law without opposition or ?fanfare….
Legislative action is necessary because in 1993, when the UNT Health Science Center was established, legislation specified that it was to include the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and would award the doctor of osteopathy degree.
Now UNTHSC is seeking to expand and add the allopathic (MD) degree as well as the osteopathic (DO) degree, in partnership with all the major hospitals in Fort Worth.
Also, kudos to the FW Business Press for a well written article!