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Encyclopedia > University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is a graduate-level institution that is part of the University of North Texas System. Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ...


The school was chartered in 1966 as Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and its first class of students entered in 1970. TCOM signed an affiliation agreement with North Texas State University (now UNT) in 1972, and a state Senate bill passed in May 1975 made the institution a separate, state-supported medical school under the auspices of NTSU's Board of Regents. The school changed its name to the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth on August 30, 1993, though its medical school component retains the name Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The University of North Texas (UNT) is located in Denton, Texas. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... This article is about the month of May. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


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The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (702 words)
UNT Health Science Center is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is a member of the Alliance for Higher Education, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Council of Graduate Schools.
The health science center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters and doctoral degrees.
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is fully accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Handbook of Texas Online: (1127 words)
The college was to be located in Fort Worth due to the large concentration of osteopathic physicians there, including the founding officers: George J. Luibel, chairman; D.
By 1969 the Texas osteopathic profession had raised sufficient funds to open an administrative office and hire Henry B. Hardt, chairman of the chemistry department at Texas Christian University, as associate dean and chief administrative officer.
In conjunction with the rapid growth of the clinical science and research programs, TCOM became one of the first medical schools in the nation to commit itself to a curriculum based on the promotion of health.
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