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TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine now just TCU!

NYC Horned Frog

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Granted, I don’t know much about the goings on in our Medical/Pre-Med programs but I like it!
 

TCUdirtbag

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Excellent. Needless to say, this is a big deal.

Honestly always hoped TCU would acquire other components of UNTHSC, too, and though that ship probably just sailed this is the biggest asset. With an an elite nursing program and now a fully-stood-up MD program, we have some cache to launch other programs down the line if we want.

I would expect some facilities announcements in the near future. Land has been acquired.
 
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froginaustin

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What does UNTHSC get out of this deal?
I had the impression that they wanted an MD school in their system.
Did someone make UNT an offer it couldn't refuse?
Too much of a financial burden for a multi-campus, State supported university system?
Odd that UNT would simply walk away if that's what it did. That's what the announcement makes it sound like, to me anyway.
 

Dogfrog

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What does UNTHSC get out of this deal?
I had the impression that they wanted an MD school in their system.
Did someone make UNT an offer it couldn't refuse?
Too much of a financial burden for a multi-campus, State supported university system?
Odd that UNT would simply walk away if that's what it did. That's what the announcement makes it sound like, to me anyway.
Presumably they keep their DO certification. They were never certified for MD which is why TCU entered, as I understand it.
 
What does UNTHSC get out of this deal?
I had the impression that they wanted an MD school in their system.
Did someone make UNT an offer it couldn't refuse?
Too much of a financial burden for a multi-campus, State supported university system?
Odd that UNT would simply walk away if that's what it did. That's what the announcement makes it sound like, to me anyway.
Money (TCU $$ and long-term savings for UNT). Turns out they didn't really want to add the MD program and we really wanted it all to ourselves (though this was somewhat the plan the whole time).
 

tcudoc

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This is big news. The collaboration was sure to get clumsy (for reasons beyond the terrible acronym). Any time you have different leaders at two different organizations trying to collaborate to make one cohesive program, it is a set up for trouble. I am happy to hear this announcement. Now, to finagle an academic appointment there so I can get me some TCU business cards...
 

TCUdirtbag

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Money (TCU $$ and long-term savings for UNT). Turns out they didn't really want to add the MD program and we really wanted it all to ourselves (though this was somewhat the plan the whole time).

Yep. I wouldn’t say this was always the inevitable outcome. But it was always a very realistic potential short term outcome that came to fruition.

The partnership was always heavily in favor of TCU as the degree-granting institution and the leading financial backer. UNTHSC had personnel (faculty) and facilities to help TCU get it off the ground quickly. UNTHSC’s partnering with TCU to open shop quickly helped keep another state system from moving into the FW marketplace (devil you know that’s already in your back yard vs. devil you don’t). It was a win-win that served both schools’ interests. But the need for the partnership really ran its course. In the end TCU really already controlled this thing, and now UNTHSC is free to focus on their other schools without having to match the financial investment TCU wants to make.
 

TCUdirtbag

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Wish TCU had been interested in/willing to/able to buy the Texas Wesleyan law school years ago and keep A&M out of Fort Worth....TCU, TCU School of Medicine, TCU Law School....What a trifecta that would have been....

The Basses bailing out Wesleyan to kill the prospective deal with TCU is one of the best things that happened to TCU so far this century.
 

Hoosierfrog

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Wish TCU had been interested in/willing to/able to buy the Texas Wesleyan law school years ago and keep A&M out of Fort Worth....TCU, TCU School of Medicine, TCU Law School....What a trifecta that would have been....
We need to be subtracting law schools. Can’t have enough doctors, we’ve got so many ambulance chasers they have to fight for daytime tv ads.
 

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