Feb 6, 2008
Texas Tech University's Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso is now the first accredited four-year medical school on the Texas-Mexico border. University officials were notified Tuesday that the school has received accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME told Texas Tech officials they can begin recruiting students for the fall of 2009. The school is expected to eventually accept some 80 students per year. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President John Baldwin, MD, called the accreditation "a watershed event, a great milestone in the history of El Paso and the Texas Tech System," adding, "It is a time for celebration and re-dedication to our mission of teaching, top-tier research, and patient care."