Global construction and development firm Skanska has broken ground for The University of Texas at Tyler’s Medical Education Building. UT System’s seventh medical school and the first of its kind in Northeast Texas, is where new physicians will train and practice. Skanska is partnering with Tyler-based HGR General Contractors on the project as a joint-venture.The groundbreaking marks the start of the building process for five-story, nearly 248,000-square-foot facility, with the opening slated for March 2025. The Medical Education Building will support interdisciplinary education for graduate medical students, resident training, and nursing, and aid as part of a medical education program expansion throughout the UT Health East Texas Health System. In addition, the Medical Education Building will provide outpatient and specialty clinical services with exam rooms, specimen collection/processing, and imaging facilities.