Report Cautions Against Rush to Build Medical Schools

Updated, December 11: At the task force meeting on Tuesday,Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes withdrew the recommendation to hold off on building more medical schools, but emphasized that it was still crucial to expand the number of residency slots.

Updated, 9 p.m.: Regarding the recommendation that new first-year residency slots get established before opening a new medical school, University of Texas System spokeswoman Jenny Lacoste-Caputo said in a statement, "The bottom line is we need both."

"Establishing medical schools in Austin and South Texas have been catalysts to develop new residency slots across the state," she said ...

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