Foundation report noted in D Healthcare story on new TCU/UNT medical school

Physician education

A study prepared for the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC) by Merritt Hawkins exposing major gaps in Texas’ physician workforce was noted in a story this morning in D Healthcare Daily on the new medical degree program to be offered by the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNT) and Texas Christian University (TCU).

The story “It’s Official: TCU, UNT Health Science Center Detail New Medical School With M.D. Track” and penned by Matt Goodman, detailed the UNT Board of Regents offering its unanimous support of the Health Science Center at Fort Worth to team with TCU to form a new medical degree program, an initiative that will create the third medical school in North Texas and its second M.D. track.

The Foundation/NTREC study surveyed each of the state’s 254 counties to determine if there was a physician shortage in the state, finding that North Texas had 197.2 physicians per 100,000—a number that falls below the national average of 226 per 100,000.

To read the full D Healthcare Daily story, please click here.

To read the Foundation/NTREC study, please click here.