Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine Education Center at Scott & White
The newest education building on the Temple campus of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine will officially be dedicated as the “Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine Education Center at Scott & White” during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, reception and tour on Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 10:30 a.m., at 2401 South 31st Street, Temple, Texas.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents; The Board of Trustees of Scott & White Memorial Hospital and The Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation; A&M System Chancellor Howard Graves; A&M Health Science Center President Nancy W. Dickey, M.D.; College of Medicine Dean Christopher Colenda, M.D.; and Scott & White President Alfred B. Knight, M.D., invite the public to the Temple campus at Scott & White for this special event. The ceremony will begin in the auditorium with introductions and welcome remarks from College of Medicine and Scott & White leadership, and special remarks from the Chairman of the A&M System Board of Regents, Erle Nye, State Representative Dianne White Delisi and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Scott & White, Drayton McLane.
Ray Bailey Architects, Inc. engineered and designed the building, and BFW Construction Company of Temple constructed the $10.52 million facility, of which $5.29 million was funded by the A&M System Health Science Center through tuition revenue bonds, and $5.23 million was funded by Scott & White through philanthropic contributions and a challenge grant by the John E. and Lottie E. Mabee Foundation, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Education Center building project was initiated in April 1998 through a partnership agreement between the A&M Health Science Center and Scott & White. The Center is located on the southeast corner of the Special Treatment Center at Scott & White. It will be used by Scott & White and the A&M Health Science Center for numerous medical programs involving more than 128 medical students, 250 residents and fellows and 500 faculty and staff members.
The building is approximately 45,000 square feet and houses the R.D. Haines Library, lecture halls, classrooms, as well as a 330-seat auditorium and a learning resources center. Other offices located in the center include the Offices of Student Affairs & Admissions, Academic Affairs, Graduate Medical Education, and Medical Education. The Dean of Medicine and administrative staff, as well as other associate and assistant deans will also be located in the facility. The A&M Health Science Center and Scott & White will share operational costs.
About The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
The College of Medicine, founded in 1973, offers students an excellent medical education experience through collaborative affiliations and combined resources and expertise from private, state and federal health care agencies. Training future physicians to be on the leading edge of knowledge, skill and patient care in all areas of medicine is the College of Medicine’s objective.
The College has trained a significant number of primary care physicians, with more than 60 percent of its graduates entering primary care residencies. Students associate closely with senior faculty and researchers in all phases of the curriculum and have clerkships at Scott & White Memorial Hospital & Clinic and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple, Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi.
In addition to the College of Medicine, other A&M Health Science Center components are Baylor College of Dentistry, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, and the School of Rural Public Health. The A&M Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research.
About Scott & White
Scott & White, which was founded in 1897, includes 17 regional clinics, a 472-bed hospital, a 515-physician clinic, which is the largest multi-specialty medical group practice in Texas, and an award-winning health plan providing coverage for more than 186,000 Central Texans. Scott & White’s mission is to provide personalized, comprehensive, high-quality health care enhanced by medical education and research. Scott & White currently serves more than 350,000 patients, schedules more than 1,400,000 patient visits a year, and has nearly 7,000 employees. Scott & White is the main clinical teaching site of the A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.