Gren quotation markThree Fort Worth physicians had a vision. They imagined building an osteopathic medical school from scratch to help deliver high-quality health care in Fort Worth. In October 1970, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine opened its doors.

Five decades later, that medical school is the UNT Health Science Center, still committed to help provide high-quality health care in Fort Worth and beyond.

Join us throughout 2020 as we celebrate the people, events and innovations that made UNTHSC all it is today — and look ahead to the next 50 years."

-Dr. Michael R. Williams, UNTHSC President (TCOM '81)

Ways to Celebrate

our hero of the week

It’s all about the people. For the 50th anniversary, team members nominated people whose contributions make them HSC Heroes. Each week, a new Hero will be revealed.

John H. Harakal, D.O.

50 Heroes: John H. Harakal, D.O.

October 19, 2020

Remembered as a beloved colleague, mentor, and friend, Dr. John H. Harakal was adamant that the principles of osteopathic medicine to treat body, mind, and spirit be maintained. Today, his legacy continues to benefit TCOM students and residents.

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View the list of all our Hero profiles published so far this year. There is a new one each week.

Years of UNTHSC History

Celebration Events