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Posted: August 20, 2001


FORT WORTH, Texas—The University of North Texas Health Science Center continues to lead all Texas medical schools in the percentage of graduates who enter family practice residencies.

The health science center consistently has more than a quarter of its Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates enter family practice.

This commitment has again earned the health science center recognition from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP).

The academy presents a Medical School Award annually to medical schools who have at least 25 percent of their graduating students entering family practice residencies. For 2001, the health science center is the only recipient of the award.

This is the eighth consecutive year that the UNT Health Science Center has received the award and the third time that it has been the sole recipient. For the class of 2001, the health science center had 33 percent of its graduates enter family practice residencies.

“Every year, we add to the ranks of physicians working in Family Practice in Texas communities,” said Samuel T. Coleridge, DO, chair of the UNTHSC department of family medicine. “UNTHSC graduates are helping alleviate the shortage of family practice physicians throughout the state.”

The award was presented during TAFP’s 52nd Annual Session August 3-5, 2001, in Houston.


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