UNT regents to discuss partnering with TCU to start med school

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    The University of North Texas Board of Regents will meet Monday to discuss joining together with TCU to establish a medical school in Fort Worth, according to the meeting agenda.

    The meeting is slated for 10:30 a.m. at the UNT Health Science Center Medical Education and Training Building, rooms 109-111.

    Speculation arose Thursday afternoon that the two schools could be working together on such a project. 

    TCU released the following statement: “Texas Christian University has enjoyed a long history of collaboration with other educational institutions, and we’ve seen many positive results from these projects. We look forward to any opportunity to further explore potential partnerships that benefit our students, institutions and community.

    The UNT Health Science Center released a similar statement: “A longstanding practice of UNT Health Science Center has been to establish relationships with other educational and medical institutions to benefit the community. We continue to explore options in medicine, education and research that will help us find solutions for the growing health concerns of our state.”

    TCU last offered a medical degree more than a century ago, in partnership with the Fort Worth School of Medicine.

    But by 1918 the school was running out of money and had to close its doors, according to TCU Magazine. The remnants of the school became Baylor Medical College in Dallas.