Construction on Dell Medical School could begin in spring 2014, UT officials say

Nov 4, 2013
Community Impact

An open forum regarding the Dell Medical School Oct. 29 revealed that construction on Phase 1 could begin in spring 2014, according to University of Texas officials


The Dell Medical School is expected to open in 2016 and will have 50 students in its inaugural class. Partners for the project include Central Health, Seton Healthcare and UT


Seton plans to build the teaching hospital, which is estimated to cost about $295 million. The hospital will have approximately 220 beds and will not be substantially larger than the University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital, said Greg Hartman, president of academic medicine, research and external affairs for Seton


Funding for the school includes a $35 million investment per year from residents of Travis County as a result of Proposition 1, $50 million donated by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and other funding from UT


On May 9, UT board of regents approved a $334 million plan to build the first phase of the medical school campus, which includes four buildings: research building, medical office, parking garage and the education and administration building, said Pat Clubb, vice president of university operations for UT


Phase 1 boundaries include Martin Luther King Jr. Street to the north, 15th street to the south, I-35 to the east and Trinity Street to the west


All four buildings are currently in, or about to be in, the schematic design phase, she said. After this phase is completed, the project will move into the design and development phase and details will be solidified, she said


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