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A Message from the President

Scott Ransom, DO, President

At the UNT Health Science Center, we are in the business of creating healthier communities. Regardless of the degree they obtain, our graduates are equipped to improve our well-being by treating patients, addressing public health needs or finding better ways to prevent and treat disease.

As a result of this focus, we have grown into one of the nation’s most distinguished graduate academic institutions. Enrollment is now 1,579, and we’re still growing.

Our students are enrolled in one of four schools:

  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Health Professions

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), our cornerstone school and the sole source of an osteopathic medicine education in Texas, has two programs ranked in the top 20 (the highest of all Texas medical schools) by U.S. News & World Report magazine: primary care and geriatrics. Hispanic Business magazine has ranked TCOM as one of the Top 20 Medical Schools for Hispanics for four of the past five years.

One reason for our growth can be found in the classrooms and laboratories: our widely known and highly regarded faculty members who continue to expand our body of knowledge with innovative research. Our research funding has grown to more than $41 million annually, most of it provided by the National Institutes of Health, which is considered the gold standard when judging the quality of biomedical research.

Our students find themselves learning side-by-side with these professionals as they pursue careers as osteopathic physicians, scientists, physician assistants, public health professionals, health care administrators, and physical therapists. We offer eight graduate degree programs, with two more nearly ready to begin.

Our facilities are growing as well. Our 33-acre campus in the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District now has more than 1.2 million square feet of building space.

Despite this growth, we remain true to our mission: to improve the health and quality of life for people and communities throughout Texas and beyond.

We invite you to join our momentum in creating a healthier future for us all.

Scott B. Ransom, DO, MBA, MPH
University of North Texas Health Science Center

This page last modified April 4, 2011

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