The Texas Academy of Family Physicians recognized UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for the schools contributions to reducing the state’s shortage of primary care physicians.
TCOM was the only school in Texas to send at least 25 percent of its 2018 class to practice family medicine, and has received the honor for the 20th time, according to UNTHSC. The Association of American Medical Colleges released a study that put Texas 47th out of 50 states for its number of primary care physicians.
“Our program’s achievement in family medicine demonstrates its great value to Fort Worth, North Texas and the state of Texas,” said Frank Filipetto, DO, Interim Dean of TCOM told UNT. “Our graduates are the doctors who are providing front-line medical care in our community for our families and friends, and they have been for many years.”
“Our success in family medicine demonstrates the commitment of our students, staff and faculty in creating solutions for a healthier community,” Dr. Filipetto said to UNT. “We are very proud of this recognition.”
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