Press/Media Kit

Revolutionizing Excellence

In an educational environment that hasn’t changed in more than 100 years, the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is radically transforming medical education to inspire physicians who are Empathetic ScholarsTM, able to adapt to any challenge with compassion, resilience, drive and ingenuity.

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine has achieved preliminary accreditation and can begin recruiting students to fill its inaugural class of 60 students, who will begin class in July 2019.  A generous donation from Paul Dorman will cover first-year tuition for the incoming class, known as Dorman Scholars.

Unparalleled advances in medicine require monumental changes in the delivery of medical education.  We do this in a student-centric model, embracing innovation and collaboration.  Keeping the patient at the center of all we do, we value compassion and the art of communication.

As the medical school of the future, we combine the science of medicine with the art of empathy.  The School of Medicine offers a one-of-a-kind education, tailored to how students learn best, developing mentoring relationships with physicians and following individual patients throughout their four-year program.

In addition to traditional skills, students will prepare for the future of medicine, focusing on genomic and molecular medicine and learning through the latest advances in virtual reality and artificial intelligence.  Combined with compassion and exceptional communication skills, these will be the physicians of the future.

This unique private-public partnership will have a tremendous effect on the community, with an anticipated $4 billion annual economic impact by 2030.

Communication Skills

Embedded throughout the curriculum to create exceptional physician communicators and listeners.

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

Long-term relationships with patients and one-on-one mentoring with faculty clinicians, starting from the first week, promotes continuity, empathy and enhances both students’ experiences as well as patient-centered care.

Simulation and Technology

Cutting-edge technology and immersive educational tools strategically integrated for improved learning; encouraging and exploring new technology to apply in the practice of health care today and in the future.

Physician Development Coaches

Coach students to success with a team-based approach to academic support, mentoring and student wellness.

Preparation for Practice

Provides students with the practical knowledge and tools to solve real-world problems and the professional development needed to excel in the practice of 21st century medicine.

Scholarly Pursuit and Thesis

Four-year research project that stimulates curiosity, critical thinking and encourages life-long learning.

News Releases

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Contact Information

Maricar Estrella, 817-735-2701, m.estrella@tcu.edu