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Burnett School of Medicine at TCU (Texas Christian University)

Medical School

Mailing Address
4055 International Plaza
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
(817) 257-6633
Email address
School Information
"The Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth’s M.D. school, opened in July 2019. The allopathic medical school was formed in 2015. The Burnett 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 care for generations." (Source: "The Burnett School of Medicine is redefining medical education, abandoning an outdated lecture model and transforming the clinical experience. The School of Medicine 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 Burnett School of Medicine currently holds classes at its temporary space at International Plaza in Fort Worth and Harris Place in the hospital district. We also have access to facilities on the TCU main campus. The permanent home for the medical school will be at the corner of Rosedale and Henderson streets at the center of Fort Worth’s medical district. The building is expected to be completed in 2024. In June 2023, LCME granted full accreditation for the full five years possible to the Burnett School of Medicine at TCU." (Source:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Burnett's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion states that it would "Routinely provide a presentation and set of instructions concerning diversity to search committees and admissions committees."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Health Disparities Certification Series at Burnett is a six-part series which supports a "comprehensive approach to establishing the causes of disparities from a population-based perspective that includes diversity as [an] important marker of where and how inequities in health status occur and how and why they persist."
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Burnett offers an Implicit Bias Series "designed to increase awareness of implicit bias and reduce its impact at the SOM [School of Medicine]."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Burnett's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion states that it would "Develop training curricula and programs in diversity and inclusion that are available to leaders and departments/divisions, and assume a leadership role in encouraging, offering and implementing these curricula and programs."
  • On February 8, 2023, in a Washington Examiner article titled "Texas medical school students are 'indoctrinated' with DEI dogma: Report," the article stated that Burnett "provides a training on microaggressions to department chairs and deans that labels 'color blindness' and the 'myth of meritocracy' as examples of microaggressions, the report found." The report (referred to in the article) also stated that "one section of the training indicated that saying 'I believe the most qualified person should get the job' is an example of a microaggression."
Last updated June 27th, 2023
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