On a cold Friday morning as he drove from one meeting to another, Dr. Jose Manuel De La Rosa took a moment to reflect on the 10 years it took to establish a medical school in El Paso.
Medical students are now dissecting cadavers and assessing community medical needs on a sprawling, shiny new campus that sits in the shadow of the Franklin Mountains.
“Persistence pays off,” said De La Rosa, founding dean of the Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. “You’ve got to be tenacious and persistent and consistent and constant.”
As El Paso begins ...