Regents To Advance South Texas Medical School Plan

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Now that plans for a medical school in Austin seem to be on track, University of Texas System officials are increasingly turning their attention to South Texas.

Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa is expected to sketch out new details regarding longstanding plans for a medical school in that part of the state when the Board of Regents meets Thursday in Austin. It’s not clear, at least to outsiders, what he has in mind. However, judging by how things work at the UT System, it’s a virtual certainty that the regents have been briefed and are poised to approve it.

Indeed, the system’s news release declares that officials will be announcing a “groundbreaking, transformational plan for advancing excellence in education and health in South Texas.”

Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, a spokeswoman for the system, said officials would not elaborate in advance of Thursday’s meeting and news conference.

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