I can't tell if you are deliberately lying Bevo or what is going on, but I have to call you out on these statements. Now, let me make it clear. I got my degree from The University of Texas at Austin. But I have to come to the defense of the A&M Health Science Center (which is completely a separate university from A&M that most people think of) Now then...
For someone who is in the profession, your father should know that sending 3rd and 4th years away from the main campus is done around the country on almost a universal basis. Benhudd01 brother is not some unique circumstance who is "getting a disservice." Man, I hope you know how insulting and ignorant such a statement is. It happens all the time. Texas Tech, A&M, UTSA are easy examples off the top of my head from around the state, and I am pretty sure the other schools do it too. And these students are not just dumped into a city to leach of the resources of the population there. The statement that there are no faculty in Austin...where did you or your father get that from. Please use google before you make sure outlandish statements as:
Has anyone heard about our latest Medical School in the Austin area, that Perry made? It is a Texas A&M Medical School in Round Rock. There are 80 students and NO faculty, no doctors, no nothings. They use doctors in the Austin area hospitals to teach them. It is ridiculous, and not a real medical school. It is shameful, and if the state and Perry had their way, that is how education would be done in Texas.
That should outline enough to you a full faculty hierarchy developed to facilitate the 3rd and 4th years in Round Rock. And, of course, the school has residents, that also act as instructors but are not technically faculty. And they have a building with plans of expansion.
Oh...and finally, it didn't get pushed through. The program was planned from 2007 with state funding, and the land was donated in 2008. I heard about all of these events when I was going to school at UT back then and have know about the planned rotations sites there for quite some time.
Honestly, I really brush off these kind of statements a lot here, but man, as someone who knows people going through these programs and how hard they work, what you said really is a cut against their integrity and caliber. I really had to say something about it. I am not going to even touch how any attempt to reform medical education (which of course has many sides of the debate) had absolutely nothing to do with opening a campus in Round Rock. All it was is the A&M got a great opportunity to expand their program and create several more rotation spots to allow for more medical students in their program. Don't act like an Aggie and please think rationally before you spout off about a rival school. Don't be upset, in a time of budget cuts, of any expansion of medical education to help our extreme shortage, even if it bears the name A&M. Honestly, before you respond to this (which I am sure you will), take some time to research the campus before saying such disparaging things. Here are more links if you need them.