Here. Now. Fort Worth.
The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine will change the way medical education is delivered, patient care is provided and scholarship is achieved. We will inspire and train Empathetic Scholars as physicians prepared for the future health care environment and technological advances.
In a radically transformative environment, the School of Medicine will address cost, quality and work force challenges of today but with an eye toward tomorrow’s health care. Fort Worth will lead medical education with its interdisciplinary team model of care, which places the patient at the center, utilizes cutting-edge technology, enhances communication among caregivers and focuses on patient safety.
Physicians graduate from this school as empathetic scholars, exhibiting the qualities you and your family expect and value. These physicians will embrace and lead the rapid advance of technology in empowering health and delivering care, but will also be skilled in communication and empathy – the ability to stand in a patient’s shoes and convey an understanding of their situation.
The new school is an applicant for accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and will begin with a first class of 60 students in July 2019, pending accreditation and approval from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Stuart Flynn, M.D., is the founding dean and will oversee the development of the School. Dean Flynn was the founding dean at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and previously served for 20 years at the Yale University College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his residency at Michigan and a fellowship at Stanford University.
Scholarly Pursuit and Thesis – This mandatory four-year research project is a hallmark of the School of Medicine. Students must design and successfully complete a research project resulting in a thesis. Through this unique program, students become life-long learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers. As one of only three medical schools with this requirement, our graduates will be highly skilled and heavily recruited.
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship – The new school will feature a patient-centric, innovative curriculum built on proven learning components and our own unique clinical experience with the engaged Fort Worth community as its classroom. From the first week of study, students will develop relationships with patients and mentors spanning their entire time in school, enabling and expanding their sense of empathy and compassion at the same time as learning about the science of medicine.
Essential Threads – This new model curriculum will coalesce around biomedical informatics, geriatrics, population and precision health, ethics, patient safety, wellness, global health, health care economics and the team approach to care. We believe qualities such as communication, professionalism, nutrition and physical and mental well-being are essential to excellent patient care and will be woven throughout the entire curriculum.