AUSTIN, Texas — Medical school leaders say students play an important part in accomplishing their vision to change healthcare delivery and it takes more than brains to do that.

"We certainly need more, even more leaders as physicians and people who can think about the system...not just the individual patient encounter," said Dr. Clay Johnston, University of Texas Dell Medical School dean.

They saw that in Jack Webb and the rest of the inaugural class.

"I wanted to have the most positive effect that I could on people's lives and, I thought, the best way to do that is with their health. I think with the focus on population health, you can make a greater impact on more people so that sort of aligns with the whole reason I got into medicine in the first place," said Webb.

The newly established school and its unique curriculum promises opportunities for Webb to take risks — an experience he will share with his professors.

"There's gonna be a lot of trial and error, but that's how you figure out what works and what doesn't,” continued Webb.

Webb is taking it all in before the real work begins.

The new school, with a dream shared by school leaders, ushers in a new era at the heart of the Capitol City.

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