TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine White Coat Project

A project by: Janine Kraus


WE RAISED $9,650

from 53 donors

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

A short summary of our project

Please help us to welcome the Class of 2024 to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, by helping fund white coats for all 60 of our new M.D. students.  

Who We are

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School of Medicine is redefining medical education with its many Tarrant County health care partners, abandoning an outdated lecture model and transforming the clinical experience.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 MD 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 2024 are exceptional and diverse students chosen from a highly competitive pool of over 4,300 nationwide applicants. They represent 18 states and 45 institutions of higher learning, including 12 graduate schools.  

“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 warmly welcome these remarkable future physicians into the Fort Worth community. 

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 MD 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 sponsor an incoming MD student — your name will be provided to the student through a message in the pocket of their new white coat. If you would like to send a personal note to a student, please email your message to Kenton Watt 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, we are unable to identify a definitive date when the White Coat ceremony will be held for the students and their families. Unfortunately only students and their families will be able to attend the ceremony.

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 has just welcomed its second class. The two universities joined together in July 2015 to form this new allopathic medical school.

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, Baylor Scott & White, Cook Children’s, Texas Health Resources, Mr. H. Paul Dorman, Dr. John and Mrs. Priscilla Geesbreght, Anonymous-2, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Rebecca and Jon Brumley, The Morris Foundation, Martha Sue Parr Trust, Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation, Arnold and Harriette Gachman, and the Thomas M., Helen McKee, and John P. Ryan Foundation.

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