Thirty future Texas doctors won’t have to worry about paying for college, thanks to a $3 million gift to the new University of Houston College of Medicine.
The anonymous donation will fund full tuition for the college’s inaugural medical class, which will commence in the fall of 2020, the university said in a statement.
“Student debt is the number one deterrent for students when applying to medical school,” university President Renu Khator said. “This generous gift will allow such students an opportunity to attend and ultimately lead the future medical workforce. As a result, the UH College of Medicine will increase access to primary care, enhance quality of life and strengthen Houston as a business destination.”
The college plans for 50 percent of each graduating class to specialize in primary care, an effort to address the statewide shortage of primary-care specialists. The college is also finalizing a partnership with HCA Healthecare’s Gulf Coast division to create new first-year resident positions starting in 2019, with a goal of having 380 by 2025, the university said.
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July 20, 2018