The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) extends its condolences to the family members, friends and colleagues of Carl E. Everett, DO (pictured left), who passed away on August 27, 2012, at the age of 97. Dr. Everett was one of the three founders of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC/TCOM).
In 1939, Dr. Everett earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine (now called Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine). He and his family moved to Texas in 1949, where he practiced family medicine. By 1966, Dr. Everett, along with co-founders George J. Luibel, DO, and D.D. Beyer, DO, had received approval to launch the first osteopathic medical school in Texas. In 1970, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, today part of UNTHSC, opened its doors to its first class of medical students.
Over the years, Dr. Everett’s innumerable contributions to UNTHSC/TCOM prompted the college to honor Dr. Everett with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1977 and a Doctor of Philanthropy degree in 2009. Just last year, the school named its Education and Administration building after Dr. Everett.
Dr. Everett’s passion for philanthropy and commitment to serving his community and his profession will be remembered in the hearts and minds of his family, friends, and colleagues, and memorialized by the school he helped to build nearly half a century ago.