Texas A&M to grow medical education in Round Rock and surrounding area
The Texas A&M University College of Medicine will be growing the educational opportunities on its Round Rock campus and allowing students to once again choose it for their clinical training.
“Developing our clinical partnerships in Round Rock-Austin is a critical element of the college’s growth strategy and allows us to continue increasing the size of our medical school class,” said Amy Waer, MD, FACS, interim dean of the College of Medicine. “We look forward to exploring opportunities to further grow our presence in this dynamic metro area in the coming years.”
Starting with the class of 2024, medical students at Texas A&M can choose Round Rock for their clinical training. All Texas A&M medical students complete their first 18 months of medical school in Bryan-College Station before moving to one of the college’s regional medical campuses in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Houston or, now, Round Rock, for the remainder of their four years.
The multi-campus model allows the college to expand its geographic reach and offers students opportunities in different cities with unique populations and health care landscapes.
“We feel confident that in the coming semesters, we will be able to offer a full array of clerkships and electives in Round Rock,” Waer said. “Starting in the spring of 2021, we will offer pediatric and emergency medicine clerkships and a number of electives in all disciplines.”
The current fourth-year students on the Round Rock campus will graduate in May 2021, and the medical school class of 2025 will have the option to begin their clinical rotations in January 2023.