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Texas A&M, Baylor Scott & White Health announce reimagined partnership

Building on a 40-year relationship, two long-standing Texas institutions make good on years of investment in training health care providers through major expansion
November 17, 2020

Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) today announce the next phase of their shared vision through a deepened commitment to medical education and a more robust affiliation. Building on a 40-year relationship, both are committed to improving the health and well-being of the people of Texas by working collaboratively to promote discovery, advance knowledge and improve health care delivery.

Texas A&M Health has the ability to drive collaboration across the basic and life sciences through a full complement of health disciplines including dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health, and by partnering with the rest of Texas A&M University, one of the top Tier 1 research universities in the country.

“This collaboration leverages our strengths to develop an innovative health care workforce to deliver the next generation of high-value care,” said John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System. “I am excited to see this relationship grow and continue to flourish.”

Part of this new, multi-year affiliation will be a major expansion of the Texas A&M Health Dallas campus. Today, more than 200 Texas A&M University College of Medicine students train at Baylor Scott & White Health facilities. Over the next three years, Texas A&M Health and Baylor Scott & White will leverage their strengths to grow the program to provide an exceptional learning environment for more than 300 students. A majority of those students will train at the Dallas campus, making it the largest regional medical campus for Texas A&M. The Texas A&M College of Medicine also has campuses in Bryan-College Station, Houston and Austin/Round Rock.

More than half of Texas A&M College of Medicine graduates stay in Texas for residency. The institutions are confident that the increased number of medical students being trained will produce future generations of physicians providing high-quality care to Texans.

Additionally, the institutions will explore the development of a new physician assistant program, grow the impact and geographic reach of the collaboration across their collective markets, and evaluate growth of educational opportunities in nursing and pharmacy in Bryan-College Station.

Today’s announcement also includes a new affiliation between Baylor Scott & White and Baylor College of Medicine, which will be anchored by the development of a progressive four-year regional medical school campus in Temple, Texas.

Baylor Scott & White offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, through an integrated care delivery network of 52 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple. Baylor Scott & White extends investigational expertise across more than 50 medical specialties through Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, which provides the business and regulatory infrastructure to accelerate medical breakthroughs and innovative new treatment models. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute oversees nearly 2,000 active trials each year.

— Sloane Williams

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