The Austin American-Statesman, May 9, 2013
A years-long effort to establish a medical school at the University of Texas is about to reach a major milestone. A committee of the UT System Board of Regents is scheduled to review the university's $334.5 million proposal Wednesday, and the full board is expected to sign off Thursday. The plan calls for issuing bonds to build and equip an academic building, a research building, a medical office building and a parking garage at the southern edge of campus. Officials hope to open the school's doors to 50 entering medical students in fall 2016; a previous goal of fall 2015 has been deemed overly optimistic.