August 19, 2005

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine will celebrate 35 years of medical education with a Birthday Gala from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Sept. 24 at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth.

TCOM accepted its first students in 1970 and became a state-supported medical school under the jurisdiction of the North Texas Board of Regents by 1975. The Texas Legislature then re-designated the medical school as a health science center in 1993. TCOM then became the cornerstone for great growth and development.

â??Where once a daring and creative handful of doctors-to-be relied on borrowed microscopes and their own blood to learn clinical biochemistry, there are now more than 1,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff learning and working together in four graduate-level schools, eight research centers, 18 community clinics and one of the most advanced medical libraries in the Southwest,â? said Marc Hahn, DO, dean of the TCOM.

All guests at the â??denim â??nâ?? diamondsâ?? event are encouraged to dress in western attire. The gala will feature a gourmet dinner, an auction and live entertainment. All proceeds go to the TCOM Deanâ??s Discretionary Fund, which supports academic and research endeavors of the medical school, and the health science centerâ??s Presidentâ??s Progress Fund, which supports institutional areas of greatest need.

To sponsor a table, purchase individual tickets or get more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 817-735-2445, or visit our website at www.hsc.unt.edu.


Contact: Andrea Arterbery, 817-735-5152 pager: 817-216-0345 e-mail aarterbe@hsc.unt.edu.

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