Fort Worth will be getting a new resident as Texas Christian University opens a 100,000 square foot campus to house more than 200 medical students and faculty according to a Dallas Morning News article from February 28. They say,
“Texas Christian University is opening a new campus in Fort Worth’s medical district for its School of Medicine.
The school will soon be located in the city’s Near Southside neighborhood and will house 240 medical students as well as hundreds of faculty and staff.
Construction will begin this year on a four-story, approximately 100,000-square-foot building at the northeast corner of South Henderson and West Rosedale streets. Officials expect it to be completed in 2024.”
The main reason for the new construction and expansion of TCU is to train and teach future physicians so that they can ultimately help the community and the neighborhood according to a WFAA article from March 2 which reports,
“This expansion of TCU’s campus to the Near Southside represents a significant contribution to the Fort Worth economy and job growth,” Parker said. “This – paired with the TCU School of Medicine’s transformational impact on health care – ensures that Fort Worth’s future remains vital and vibrant.”
Stuart Flynn is the founding dean of the medical school, and he said the new campus’ close proximity to the major health care providers in the area will help make this type of transition to the workplace fairly smooth.
“Proximity of the medical school is essential to build robust relationships and advantage the amazing opportunities that we and our partners have in Fort Worth,” Flynn said. “I thank TCU for the vision that will guide our students and school to drive excellence in health care and innovation for our community and beyond.”
“This is an exciting time for our institution,” said Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “The medical school is a vital part of our stellar academic offerings, further enhancing the student experience and elevating our academic profile. TCU is proud of our impactful work in health care. We graduate thousands of leaders per year — hundreds of them are caring and qualified nurses. Our work and research in developing new therapies, addressing health disparities and healing through clinical and social interventions has created positive impact for decades.”
Texas Christian University is originally partnered with University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine ever since the former launched in 2015. However, this January, the two institutions decided to split.