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Can Houston Support Another Med School?

The University of Houston recently announced intentions to launch a new medical school by 2019, which it intends says will serve pockets of the city underserved by Houston’s otherwise expansive medical community. Those pockets could include the Third Ward and areas around the UH central campus. However, some — including Houston Chronicle higher education reporter […]

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The University of Houston recently announced intentions to launch a new medical school by 2019, which it intends says will serve pockets of the city underserved by Houston’s otherwise expansive medical community. Those pockets could include the Third Ward and areas around the UH central campus.

However, some — including Houston Chronicle higher education reporter Ben Wermund — say it will be tough sell. He explains why, tells us how a UH medical school might stack up against other more well-established med schools in town and examines what kinds of students the school might focus on.

MORE: Despite Challenges, UH Wants to Open Medical School by 2019 (Houston Chronicle, Oct. 23, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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