UT medical school starts recruitment after getting accreditation

Artistic rendering of the new Seton Teaching Hospital Courtesy: Seton Healthcare Family

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The new Dell Medical School on the University of Texas campus can now start recruiting its first class of students.

The school has received preliminary accreditation, which means it can begin implementing academic programs and curriculum.

Dell Medical School students will train and provide care in community clinics as part of their training. They will also learn in the region’s Level 1 trauma center and primary teaching hospital, Dell Seton Medical Center. Seton invested $295 million to build the facility, which will replaced University Medical Center Brackenridge in 2017.

“Our students will be on the ground, in our hospitals and clinics, revolutionizing the way people get and stay healthy and helping to make Austin a model healthy city,” said Dell Medical School Dean Clay Johnston. “And they will make us all proud by helping to make the Dell Medical School a model for medical schools across the country.”

The 500,000 square-foot facility is under construction and is slated to be finished by the time students arrive in the fall of 2016.

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