University of Texas Medical School at Houston

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University of Texas Medical School at Houston

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  • John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School
  • University of Texas Medical School
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Medical School

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1970-

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The University of Texas Medical School at Houston was approved by Governor Preston Smith in 1969. Cheves Smythe, M.D. was appointed the first dean. The first class enrolled in 1970 but was divided among three cities; the first class to complete all its studies in Houston enrolled in 1971. Its John J. Freeman Building was completed in 1972 and the School joined the UT Health Science Center consortium in 1973. The Medical School building sustained serious flood damage in both 1976 and 2001; the damage by Tropical Storm Allison took three years to rebuild. It was renamed the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School in 2015 following a gift from the McGovern Foundation.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1972-)

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http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80082446

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