“I am inspired by the vision of the School of Medicine to transform medical education. This school is bringing considerable advances and innovations that are reshaping curriculum and preparing its graduates to better serve the community. I am pleased to make this gift.”

– Anne Burnett Marion, 1938-2022

Our Community of Supporters

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In October 2019, TCU launched the community phase of Lead On: A Campaign for TCU. The $1 billion goal of this campaign will strengthen TCU’s people, programs and endowment. To date, more than 51,000 donors have contributed over $835 million. School of Medicine student Charna Kinard and Internal Medicine Chair Mohanakrishnan Sathyamoorthy, M.D., FACC, spoke at the launch.

Lead On | A Campaign for TCU

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“It feels like the community, the City of Fort Worth and the area really believes in us as students and believes in the program here at TCU and that’s huge.” Student's response after receiving 2nd transformative tuition gift from an anonymous couple.

Thomas Redman, MS-3

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Carol and Richard Hoefs named an endowed scholarship after Carnival Cruise Line's Brand Ambassador John Heald. The first annual scholarship of approximately $6,000 will be awarded to a student in the fall of 2024.

John Heald Medical Scholarship

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“Texas is desperate for more doctors, and hopefully some of these graduates will also choose to stay in Fort Worth to practice. In establishing this endowed program fund for academic excellence, we are supporting medical education while investing in these deserving students through the tough years of becoming a doctor.”

Tom and Joan Rogers

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A gift to the Burnett School of Medicine will directly support our medical students and allow them to become Empathetic Scholars®.

How Giving Impacts Medical Students

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“The first year of medical school is hard, and with the pandemic, this has even been harder. This gift means so much. I’m so grateful.” Student's response to anonymous donors' transformational gift of a free year of tuition for the Class of 2024.

Lauren Moore, MS-1

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"I am now a second year medical student and am even more sure of my decision to come here for medical school. Thanks to you I have been able to have many hospital and clinical experiences in surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, family medicine, Obstetrics and gynecology, Emergency Medicine and pediatrics despite only being a second year medical student."

Mei Mei Edwards, MS-2

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“I am inspired by the vision of the school of medicine to transform medical education. This school is bringing considerable advances and innovations that are reshaping curriculum and preparing its graduates to better serve the community. I am pleased to make this gift.”

Anne W. Marion

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“This school will change the medical and economic landscape of our community and I can’t wait to meet the students who will make up the first class.”

H. Paul Dorman

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“He’s a natural emergency doctor and he’s been through it all. He’s a teacher and it just flows through his veins and shows through his level of understanding. To be an emergency guy, you have to be able to see things and fix things, but more importantly you have to be an advocate of the patient first. That’s what he is.”

John M. Geesbreght, M.D., M.S., FACEP, said of Terence McCarthy (shown in photo with Mayor Betsy Price), M.D., inaugural recipient of SOM’s first endowed chair

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Meet Our Current Founding Donors

To make this new school possible, the greater North Texas community stepped up to help, providing philanthropic support. The following supporters have given at least $1 million each for faculty and program support and student scholarships.

Alcon

Alcon

Amon G. Carter Foundation

Amon G. Carter Foundation

Baylor Scott & White

Baylor Scott & White

Rebecca and Jon Brumley

Rebecca and Jon Brumley

The Burnett Foundation

Cook Children’s

Cook Children’s

Mr. H. Paul Dorman

Mr. H. Paul Dorman

Mr. Arnold and Mrs. Harriette Gachman

Mr. Arnold and Mrs. Harriette Gachman

Dr. John and Mrs. Priscilla Geesbreght

Dr. John and Mrs. Priscilla Geesbreght

Martha Sue Parr Trust

The Morris Foundation

The Morris Foundation

Sid W. Richardson Foundation

Sid W. Richardson Foundation

Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation

Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources

Thomas M., Helen McKee, John P. Ryan Foundation

Thomas M., Helen McKee, John P. Ryan Foundation

Anonymous

Our Story

Burnett School of Medicine milestones through the years.

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2015
July 6

Texas Christian University and UNT Health Science Center announce plans to develop a new medical school, which will offer M.D. degrees. Read More

2016
March

TCU and UNTHSC select Stuart D. Flynn, M.D. as the founding dean to lead the new School of Medicine. Read More

2017
April 17

The School of Medicine announces the H. Paul Dorman Charter Scholarship Program, which will provide full, first-year tuition to the first 60 students to be known as Dorman Scholars. Read More

2017
May 1

Evonne Kaplan-Liss, M.D., announced to serve as nation’s first medical school dean devoted solely to patient communication. Read More

2017
September

School of Medicine appoints first join hire with JPS Health Network. Grant C. Fowler, M.D., named department chair of family medicine. Read More

2018
April

In partnership with the TCU’s Neeley School of Business, the School of Medicine hosted a health care forum on the opioid crisis. Read More

2018
October 19

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education awarded preliminary accreditation to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, opening the doors for student recruitment. Read More

2019
February

Terence McCarthy, M.D., was named the John M. Geesbreght M.D., M.S., FACEP, Chair of Emergency Medicine. The generous gift established the first endowed chair for the medical school. Read More

2019
June

Twelve faculty physicians became certified physicians as part of the unique Physician Development Coach Initiative. Read More

2019
July

The inaugural class of M.D. students arrive on campus for Welcome Week and bring a new energy to Fort Worth community. Read More

2019
December

More than 250 people attended the panel discussion titled, “A Healthy Bottom Line: Improving the Patient Health Care Experience,” co-hosted by the School of Medicine and the TCU Neeley School of Business. Read More

2020
February

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth and the School of Medicine will offer physician resident positions beginning in 2021. Read More

2020
March 17

The School of Medicine transitions to remote work and learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, faculty physicians provide information answer questions from the public about the Coronavirus. Read More

2020
March

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, medical students set up a donation station and collect needed PPE for the local healthcare community. In addition, a Virtual Blood Drive began for hospitals experiencing a shortage of blood donations. Read More

2020
April

New research restores vision to blind mice. School of Medicine faculty member helps create a one-of-a-kind approach to treat the most common form of macular degeneration. Read More

2020
June 1

Dean Stuart Flynn encourages all School of Medicine community members to show solidarity and stand against racism and hate in light of the death of George Floyd. Read More

2020
June

The medical school broadcasts live Q&As to provide the community useful information on the impact of racism on mental health, how to talk to children about racism and how to be an ally. The videos are some of the most watched videos on the school’s Facebook page. Read More

2020
July 6

The School of Medicine welcomes 60 new medical students who bring excitement to their virtual Welcome Week. The students were among the first in the country to begin medical school in a remote learning environment. Read More

2020
August

Six medical students are featured as part of a narrative project by TCU Magazine. The students will be followed by a team of writers and photographers who will capture their stories throughout all four years of medical education. Read More

2020
September 15

The late Anne Marion and the Burnett Foundation make a $25 million gift to establish The Anne W. Marion Endowment in support of the School of Medicine. Read more.

2021
February 24

The School of Medicine receives more than 8,000 applications for 2021-2022 medical school cycle. Read more.

2021
March 22

The School of Medicine’s second class receives transformational gift of year’s tuition from anonymous donors to support the future of medicine. Read more.

2021
June

The School of Medicine awarded provisional accreditation from the LCME. Read more here.

2021
October

Texas Health Resources and the School of Medicine announce a new Graduate Medical Education program to offer physician resident positions beginning in 2022. Read more.

2022
January 12

After a successful collaboration that resulted in the creation of one of the nation’s newest allopathic medical schools, Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will advance the school to its next chapter by transitioning its governance solely to its degree-granting institution, TCU.  Read more. 

2022
February 28

Texas Christian University announced  a new campus for the TCU School of Medicine in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood in the heart of the medical district. Read more.

2022
June 16

An anonymous family provided full tuition for the 2022-23 academic year  to the Class of 2024 medical students at the TCU School of Medicine in Fort Worth. The class of students, who started medical school in July 2020, had their second year of medical school tuition (2021-22) supported in full by an anonymous couple in 2021. Read more.

2022
June 21

The TCU School of Medicine moved into its temporary home at 4055 International Plaza in Fort Worth.

2022
July 11

With the arrival of 60 new medical students, the TCU School of Medicine has a full campus of 240 students for the first time since its inception. Read more.

2022
July 25

Texas Christian University today announced that the School of Medicine will be named the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine in honor of the late Anne Burnett Marion’s lifetime of friendship and support and her extraordinary generosity to the TCU School of Medicine. Read more.

Giving Stories

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Vision Innovations with Alcon

Sai Chavala, M.D., an ophthalmologist and professor of surgery at the Burnett School of Medicine, and Mohinder Merchea, O.D., PH.D., M.B.A., an optometrist with the North America Medical Affairs group for Alcon discuss eye and vision innovations.

White Coat Project

Community members raised more than $9,500 to provide white coats to the Class of 2024 and beyond.

Back-to-School Supplies Drive

Medical students partner with Tarrant County community centers to collect and donate school supplies.

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