University of Houston medical school presents inaugural class as construction begins on new building
UH has broken ground on its $80 million medical school building that is expected to be completed in 2022, and the program has named its inaugural class.
The new cohort of future doctors is a group diverse in ethnic background and life experience. The school plans to tackle a key issue in public health: the shortage of primary care doctors. These future doctors are charged by the university with eliminating health disparities in underserved urban and rural areas, which often have poorer health outcomes.