June 19, 2009
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Update on proposed MD school
At the UNT System Board of Regents public meeting in March, the Health Science Center was asked to further study the proposal of adding a separate MD school.  The Board of Regents also requested that the Health Science Center develop an academic and business plan for the proposed MD school with the help of an outside consulting firm.  The Health Science Center has posted a request for proposals for these consulting services and created a Core Team to work with the consulting firm to develop the academic and business plan. The Core Team will be led by Kathleen Forbes, MD, and Thomas Yorio, PhD.  The consulting firm will be selected in July and will work with the Core Team throughout the summer and fall with the goal of presenting the plan to the Board of Regents at their meeting in November. Watch for updates on the Study Group Web site

Timeline:
June

  • Consulting services request for proposal posted
  • UNTHSC Core Team identified:
    • Kathleen Forbes, MD – co-chair, executive vice president of Clinical Affairs and Business Development and president/CEO of UNT Health
    • Thomas Yorio, PhD – co-chair, provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs
    • Ralph Anderson, MD – chair and assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Bruce Dubin, DO, JD – interim dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Christine Moranetz, PhD – associate dean for Academic Affairs, School of Public Health
    • Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, PhD – associate professor of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    • Jennifer Treviño, MBA – chief of staff, Office of the President

July

  • Consulting firm selection
  • Consulting firm meets with key stakeholders

August

  • Consultants work with UNTHSC Core Team to develop draft academic and business plan for proposed MD degree program

September

  • Refinement of academic and business plan after review with UNTHSC leadership and internal and external stakeholders

October

  • Consultants work with UNTHSC Core Team and leadership to prepare Board of Regents presentation and report.

November

  • Presentation of academic and business plan to Board of Regents for decision on whether or not to move forward UNTHSC Logo

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