Three osteopathic physicians, Dr. D.D. Beyer, Dr. George Luibel and Dr. Carl Everett, procured a charter from the State of Texas for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1966.

An osteopathic medicine school in Fort Worth now existed on paper for the first time. TCOM accepted its first students in 1970. In 1975, TCOM came under the umbrella of North Texas State University, which later evolved into the UNT System that now includes campuses in Denton and Dallas.

With the establishment of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1993, TCOM expanded into a graduate university with multiple colleges and changed its name to the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. D.D. Beyer, Dr. George Luibel and Dr. Carl Everett

Make plans for TCOM’s 50th Celebration

We are excited to share with you that TCOM’s 50th anniversary celebration has been scheduled for the evening of Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 6pm – 9pm on the HSC Fort Worth campus MET Lawn. This is going to be our chance to celebrate the past 50 years of TCOM and to reconnect with our classmates and medical school, and we want you to be a part of it.

We are also offering a great opportunity to get CME credit on the same day as the event. Join us from 11:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 for TCOM’s 50th Anniversary CME Event: The Structure and Function of Patient Safety: Ethical Decision-Making as Deliberative Practice. The CME is FREE to all TCOM alumni and faculty!



The TCOM 50th celebration on Saturday, May 21st is sold out. You can still support TCOM by donating to the 50th Anniversary Legacy Student Scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact



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our hero of the weekIt’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.

Dr. Paul Saenz

50 Heroes: Dr. Paul Saenz

“Dr. Saenz is an outstanding physician who has displayed the highest character and integrity as he advances the field of osteopathic medicine,” HSC President Dr. Michael Williams said. “He lives every day by the decree that service to others is life’s highest calling.”

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View the list of all our 50 Hero profiles.