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Dr. David Anthony Miranda explores plans for series of new medical schools in state of Texas

Physician Dr. David Anthony Miranda looks at plans for new medical schools at the University of Houston and throughout Texas.

WEST LAKE HILLS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 / -- As a series of developments continue to move from early planning through to final approval, construction has already begun on a number of new medical schools and teaching facilities in the state of Texas, Dr. David Anthony Miranda reveals. Plans to establish a medical school at the University of Houston have recently been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with the facility due to open its doors in mid-late 2020, according to the physician.

"The University of Houston College of Medicine," Dr. Miranda explains, "plans to focus predominantly on training primary care physicians so that they may practice in medically under served communities."

According to the doctor, the Association of American Medical Colleges has ranked Texas 47th out of the 50 U.S. states regarding adequate physician coverage, with primary care physician roles in the state often challenging to fill, particularly in more rural settings which lack specialty medical backup.

An expert in the field and now based in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Miranda has spent three decades driven by a passion for caring for medically under served, predominantly rural populations, traveling tens of thousands of miles across the United States in the process of caring for those in need.

"The University of Houston College of Medicine has received an endorsement from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board affording them an indication that they're right on schedule," explains Dr. Miranda of the university's efforts to begin teaching medical students by the end of 2020, having already raised over $35 million in funds through private philanthropy for the medical college. The total project cost is currently expected to reach in excess of $450 million.

Alongside the University of Houston, and further slated to be operational by late 2020, Sam Houston State University, too, also plans to have established its own medical school within two years, according to Dr. Miranda. Already, he goes on to point out, the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin is open, as is the new University of Texas Rio Grande School of Medicine in Edinburg, in addition to the new University of the Incarnate School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio.

"Already well beyond planning and approval, there's also the Texas Christian University," adds Dr. Miranda, wrapping up, "and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth which have joined forces, each intending to begin teaching medicine in 2019."

Dr. David Anthony Miranda is a partner of Fit-Life MD, a physician-owned medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. The mission of Fit-Life MD is to improve the overall health and wellness of patients through individually designed and personalized treatment plans tailored toward general health and physical well-being. Dr. Miranda's personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.

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