RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — A group of local leaders have announced their commitment to fund $100 million toward the development of a South Texas Medical School.
Hidalgo County and the cities of Edinburg, McAllen, and Pharr, joined by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, have commitmented to match the University of Texas System's $100 million investment over the next 10 years.
Governmental entities would put up $50 million over ten years which is intended to go toward the planning and development of the first two years or pre-clinical years for students in Hidalgo county.
Medical students would spend their time primarily in class and laboratory studying basic sciences. In their third and fourth years students would be learning at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen under the supervision of experienced physicians.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance would provide $60 million in matching funds over ten years to support the development of residency programs in four specialties.