UNT board approves next steps in conferring MD degree
The University of North Texas System Board of Regents today voted unanimously to move forward in its intent to offer an MD degree at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. This second medical degree would be separate from and in addition to the DO degree which currently is conferred through the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at the UNT Health Science Center.
The decision follows a year of research into pursuing the option of conferring a second degree. The next steps in the process include securing preliminary funding, establishing a business plan for the new school, ensuring commitments to TCOM and confirming relationships with area hospitals for student rotations and instruction.
For more information, visit the UNTHSC MD Study Web site, which includes:
- UNTHSC President Scott Ransom’s remarks to the Board of Regents at today’s meeting.
- Excerpts of letters of support for this initiative