TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine White Coat Project

A project by: Janine Kraus


WE RAISED $10,247

from 38 donors

Project provides white coats for our new M.D. students at the School of Medicine

A short summary of your project

Please help us provide a warm community welcome to the Class of 2025 at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, by helping fund white coats for all 60 of our new M.D. students.  

Who are you?

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is redefining medical education with its many Tarrant County health care partners, abandoning an outdated lecture model and transforming the clinical experience. The school offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience, tailored to how students learn best, capitalizing on teamwork and application sessions to retain knowledge, with the patient at the center of all they do.

The Class of 2025 students are exceptional and diverse, chosen from a highly competitive pool of more than 8,100 nationwide applicants from all 50 states.

“Our goal is to train these medical students as Empathetic Scholars® and help them become world-class physicians who will lead the profession in treating patients with compassion, empathy and respect, resulting in better outcomes and better overall community health,” says Founding Dean Dr. Stuart Flynn.

Thank you for your consideration of support to welcome these remarkable future physicians into the Fort Worth community.

our story

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Fort Worth’s M.D. school, opened with the arrival of the inaugural class in 2019 and this year will welcome its third class. The program will be fully enrolled with 240 students in 2022.

The School of Medicine’s focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum and the development of Empathetic Scholars® uniquely positions the school to radically transform medical education, improving health and care for future generations.

To make this private M.D. school possible, the greater North Texas community stepped up to help, providing vital philanthropic support. The school’s current Founding Donors include: Alcon, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Anita and Kelly Cox, Baylor Scott & White, The Burnett Foundation, Cook Children’s, Texas Health Resources, Mr. H. Paul Dorman, Mr. Arnold and Mrs. Harriette Gachman, Dr. John and Mrs. Priscilla Geesbreght, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Rebecca and Jon Brumley, The Morris Foundation, Martha Sue Parr Trust, Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation, Thomas M., Helen McKee, & John P. Ryan Foundation, as well as three Anonymous donors.

Where will the money go?

We would love for you, our community, to play a role in welcoming these amazing students into the profession of medicine. Our White Coat Project provides white coats for all 60 of our new M.D. students at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. A gift of $100 sponsors one coat.

The white coat ceremony is an honored tradition for M.D. students as they enter medical school and start their careers in health care. You can make this milestone even more special by sponsoring a student's first white coat.

Your gift would be acknowledged with a pocket card containing your name in the student’s white coat. If you would like to send a personal note to a student, please email your message to Kenton Watt at or Doug White at and we will include this message in the white coat pocket.

Your sponsorship will have an immediate meaningful impact on the School of Medicine and the lives of our students, and wonderfully reflects on our community support.

*Due to the pandemic, only students and their families will be able to attend the ceremony.

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