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Historic Ribbon Cutting in El Paso

Public and Media Invited to Tour Cornerstone Building of the Four-Year Medical School

EL PASO - A ribbon cutting for the Medical Education Building (MEB) of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso was held Thursday, Nov. 29. The building is the second of three that will comprise the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center administrators, local and state officials and TTUHSC at El Paso medical students cut the ribbon at the MEB.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance also honored local businessman Paul L. Foster for his contribution to the School of Medicine.

The four floors of the MEB comprise 125,000 sq. ft., and include a student services area, cafeteria, food prep area, classrooms, a library, evaluation areas, small group rooms, clinical skills areas, a simulation room, basic science labs and a gross anatomy lab.

The first four-year medical school class is anticipated to be seated in August of 2009.

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From left, Senator Eliot Shapleigh, Regent Rick Francis, Paul L. Foster, Founding Dean Jose Manuel de la Rosa, M.D., President John Baldwin, M.D. and Chancellor Kent Hance

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