TCU continues its investment in Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the state, with this major building project in the city’s Near Southside neighborhood. The Burnett School of Medicine will drive economic development and biomedical advances through partnerships with hospitals, health care organizations and biotech industries.
Construction has begun on a four-story, approximately 100,000 square-foot medical education building at the northeast corner of South Henderson and West Rosedale streets. It will be the academic hub for 240 medical students and hundreds of faculty and staff. Completion is planned for 2024, and additional facilities are part of the master plan.
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Why the Near Southside? The Near Southside is home to many of our major clinical partners and the greatest concentration of health care entities. This is the perfect location for the new medical school and is in walking distance to many of our clinical partners.
The Burnett School of Medicine at TCU’s new home will be at the corner of Rosedale and Henderson Streets in the heart of Fort Worth’s Medical Innovation District.
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A pillar in the Fort Worth community
“The Burnett School of Medicine campus is an investment in the long-term health of our community, training and educating future physicians, many of whom will remain in the area expanding our physician workforce and fulfilling an important need for our city and state.”
Collaborative medical partnerships
These important partnerships will improve health and the delivery of care in North Texas as well as help address the increasing physician shortage in Fort Worth and beyond.
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About Burnett School of Medicine
The medical school was created with an innovative curriculum that focuses on developing Empathetic Scholars® and future physicians who are able to walk in a patient’s shoes. This forward approach to medical education includes flipped classrooms without lectures and partnering students with physicians from their first day in medical school.
This provides students more time to embrace and study the major drivers in the future of medicine, including artificial intelligence, genomics and technology monitoring patient health and disease. Each student also completes a four-year Scholarly, Pursuit & Thesis research project on a topic of their own choice to promote life-long inquiry and learning.
The School of Medicine received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in 2018. In February 2021 a team of accreditors from the LCME met with senior leadership, faculty and students during a virtual site visit before making their Provisional Accreditation decision. In mid-June 2021, the LCME voted to grant Provisional Accreditation to the innovative medical school, bringing it one step closer to full accreditation.
The School of Medicine has also launched graduate medical education collaborations with JPS Health Network, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources that will remain in place. Those important partnerships will improve health and the delivery of care in North Texas as well as help address the increasing physician shortage in Fort Worth and beyond.