2022 TCU School of Medicine White Coat Project

A project by: Christina Elandary


WE RAISED $13,246

from 42 donors

Project provides white coats to welcome our entering M.D. students to the TCU School of Medicine

A short summary of your project

Now a Fort Worth tradition, please help welcome the M.D. Class of 2026 to the TCU School of Medicine by gifting white coats for all 60 of our newest medical students.

Who are you?

The TCU School of Medicine is redefining medical education with its many Tarrant County health care partners, abandoning an outdated lecture model and transforming the clinical experience.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 truly innovative educational experience, tailored to how students learn best, capitalizing on teamwork and hands-on application, and always with a focus on the patient. The Class of 2026 is exceptional and diverse, chosen from a highly competitive pool of more than 6,300 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 and TCU community.

Our Story

The TCU School of Medicine, Fort Worth’s M.D. school, opened with the arrival of the inaugural class in 2019 and is now welcoming its fourth class, bringing total enrollment to 240.

The School of Medicine’s focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum, and immersive and immediate clinical experiences all contribute to development of Empathetic Scholars® who graduate uniquely prepared to transform the level of care and caring experienced by patients.

To date, hundreds of individuals and organizations have given generously to help launch the school. The School’s current Founding Donors, who have given at least $1 million, 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 several 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 School of Medicine. A tax-deductible 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, made even more special with your sponsorship.

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

Your sponsorship will have an immediate and meaningful impact on the School of Medicine and the lives of our students, reinforcing that an entire community is grateful for their arrival and supporting the first steps in their journey.

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