The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) will soon make a decision that could impact millions of Texans living in rural and under served communities.
On June 20, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will conduct its first crucial vote on the approval or disapproval of SHSU’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine. The program requires no state funding and is designed to help meet the extraordinary and urgent healthcare needs of East Texas.
Texas currently has a health care crisis, particularly in rural and under served areas. With 80% of the state’s 254 counties classified as medically under served, some of the most vulnerable Texans, the elderly, children and minority populations, are in jeopardy of not having adequate access to healthcare.
SHSU aims to help the people of East Texas by increasing the number of primary care physicians practicing in those communities.
For complete information about the petition and the proposed medical school at SHSU log on to shsu dot edu or call the university.