Today a dream comes true. Today the perseverance, commitment and hard work of a community is realized. Today the future of healthcare changes dramatically.
Today Governor Rick Perry signs legislation approved by the 80th Texas Legislature to fund the final components necessary for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso School of Medicine to become a fully operational four-year medical school.
Today, the future of El Paso’s healthcare, economy, and influence in the area of border and international healthcare research changes dramatically. Countless individuals worked diligently to ensure that this medical school has the most extraordinary curriculum, the most competent administration and state-of-the-art facilities of its kind.
At the opening convocation of the new Texas Technological College in 1925, President Paul Horn stated, “Everything that is done on these West Texas plains ought to be on a big scale.
It is a country that lends itself to bigness. … Let our thoughts be big thoughts and broad thoughts. Let our thinking be in world-wide terms.” Today we continue to think in world-wide terms.
The Texas Tech University System is proud to become home to the first four-year medical school on the United States-Mexico border. The impact this will have on the future health of border residents here and beyond is immeasurable and everlasting.
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