Those Attending New Fort Worth M.D. Program Will Receive Free Tuition For a Year
The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is slated to open in July 2019 as a new institution formed by Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Recently, it was announced that the inaugural class of 60 students will receive their first year of tuition completely free!
WFAA reports that a Fort Wroth businessman donated a large, undisclosed amount of money that will allow the first year students (called the Dorman Scholars after the CEO of Fort Worth-based DFB Pharmaceuticals, Paul Dorman) to attend a year tuition-free. WFAA speculates that the donation must have been over $3 million since tuition will most likely cost around $50K a year.
Eventually, the school’s relatively small student body will reach about 240 students at full enrollment. The UNT Health Science Center writes that the new school of medicine “will be among the leading institutions in the nation in providing a team-oriented educational approach that benefits patients and shapes the future practice and business of medicine.”
Both UNT and TCU see this partnership as a symbiotic relationship that will allow both institutions to “increase educational and research opportunities.” Faculty will come from both schools and students will be enrolled in both universities. Applications can be sent in starting this fall.