When the University of Texas opens its medical school in 2016, most of the faculty members and the new doctors they train won’t be UT employees. Rather, the Seton Healthcare Family will sign their checks and require them to follow Catholic Church rules on birth control, abortion and end-of-life care inside Seton quarters.
The arrangement will be similar to what exists now in Austin. Seton currently works with medical schools in Galveston and Dallas to teach students and train new doctors here.
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Mary Ann Roser has provided in-depth coverage of Central Texas health and medical issues since 2000. Ralph K.M. Haurwitz has covered Texas higher education since 2004. They have reported extensively on plans for a new medical school and teaching hospital in Austin.