Our Community of Supporters
The Gachman Endowed Faculty Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has distinguished the Burnett School of Medicine through “innovative teaching and training, research, and/or superb patient care.” Director of Service Learning Ric Bonnell, M.D. was selected as the award’s inaugural recipient.
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.
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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-3Read More
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.
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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 RogersRead More
A gift to the Burnett School of Medicine will directly support our medical students and allow them to become Empathetic Scholars®.
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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-1Read More
"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-2Read More
“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. MarionRead More
“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 DormanRead More
“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
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. Founding Donors list as of April 24, 2023.
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Baylor Scott & White Health
Mrs. Rebecca and Mr. Jon Brumley
The Burnett Foundation
Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust
Mrs. Anita and Mr. Kelly Cox
Mr. H. Paul Dorman
Mrs. Harriette and Mr. Arnold Gachman
Mrs. Priscilla and Dr. John Geesbreght
Martha Sue Parr Trust
The Morris Foundation
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Thomas M., Helen McKee, John P. Ryan Foundation
Mr. Wade Simpson
Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation
Texas Health Resources
The Walsh Foundation
Special Thanks to Three Anonymous Donors
The Dean’s Council
Members of the Dean’s Council at the Burnett School are community and industry leaders whose support provides the flexible funding needed to create and shape opportunities to develop the innovative, empathetic physicians we need. Membership is supported by an annual gift of $5,000 or more to any designation within the School of Medicine.
Burnett School of Medicine milestones through the years.
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Texas Christian University and UNT Health Science Center announce plans to develop a new medical school, which will offer M.D. degrees. Read More
TCU and UNTHSC select Stuart D. Flynn, M.D. as the founding dean to lead the new School of Medicine. Read More
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
Evonne Kaplan-Liss, M.D., announced to serve as nation’s first medical school dean devoted solely to patient communication. Read More
School of Medicine appoints first join hire with JPS Health Network. Grant C. Fowler, M.D., named department chair of family medicine. Read More
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
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
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
The inaugural class of M.D. students arrive on campus for Welcome Week and bring a new energy to Fort Worth community. Read More
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
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth and the School of Medicine will offer physician resident positions beginning in 2021. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The School of Medicine receives more than 8,000 applications for 2021-2022 medical school cycle. Read more.
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.
The School of Medicine awarded provisional accreditation from the LCME. Read more here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TCU School of Medicine moved into its temporary home at 4055 International Plaza in Fort Worth.
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.
The entire graduating class of medical students at the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian Universitymatched into medical residency programs across the United States. Read more.
The first graduating class at the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University received their doctoral hoods, signifying the completion of the M.D. degree program. Read more.
The inaugural class of the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University graduates. Read more.
The Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University was awarded full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Read more.
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