University description (as per official university website)
The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth's medical school and more, is one of the nation's distinguished graduate academic health science centers, dedicated to education, research, patient care and service. It comprises the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health and the School of Health Professions. UNT Health is the TCOM faculty practice program providing direct patient care.
A 33-acre, $125 million campus located in Fort Worth's Cultural District, the Health Science Center has a $135 million annual budget and adds approximately $500 million into Fort Worth's economy annually. It has a combined faculty of 328, a staff of1,150 and 540 part-time and adjunct faculty from other institutions and the community.
The Health Science Center began when TCOM accepted its first students in 1970. The first class of doctors of osteopathic medicine graduated in 1974. TCOM is Texas' only college of osteopathic medicine and one of only 22 in the nation. Roughly 65 percent of the more than 2,900 physicians it has trained practice primary care, such as family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics. Other graduates have chosen specialties from aerospace medicine to heart transplant surgery. TCOM has been ranked in U.S. News & World Report's listing of top medical schools for primary care for six consecutive years. It has also been ranked as one of the Top 20 Medical Schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine twice.
In 1997, the first students matriculated into TCOM's Physician Assistant Studies Program. The school has graduated 138 physician assistants through the class of 2006. In 2007, the UNT Board of Regents voted to designate the program, making it its own department – the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.
With the establishment of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1993, the name of the institution was changed to the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Since 1993, the organization has broadened its reach in education, research, patient care and service.
The student enrollment at UNTHSC was 1,153 in 2007 (1,044 full-time equivalent).
graduate students are 57% and those seeking first-professional graduate degrees represent 43%.
While most students can apply for aid, there are some federal guidelines that determine eligibility.
* Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
* Have a valid Social Security number
* Be accepted for admission by the university and enrolled in a degree or certification program
* Not be in default on any Title IV loan (Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan) or owe a refund or repayment on educational funds received at any institution
* Be registered with the Selective Service, if required
* Enroll in and maintain at least a half-time class load at UNTHSC and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress