The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso is the fastest growing medical school in Texas. Within the surroundings of well-equipped clinics, hospitals, and classrooms, highly qualified faculty and staff prepare residents and medical students for practice in the 21st century.
Located on the United States/Mexico border, the Health Sciences Center offers a multicultural setting that adds a dimension of pathology associated with less-developed countries. As the only level one trauma center in El Paso, the Texas Tech Department of Emergency Medicine staffs the Emergency Department at University Medical Center El Paso, providing the major portion of critical trauma care for the region. The department sees approximately 60,000 patients annually.
The Department of EM has a thriving EM residency that is the oldest civilian EM residency in the State of Texas. In addition, the Department supplies Training and On-line Medical Control for El Paso City EMS and assists in teaching medical students in a variety of venues throughout the integrated medical school curriculum.
Texas Tech's proximity to Mexico, which is only a half mile away, gives a broad medical view of many problems rarely seen in other parts of the U.S. Texas Tech physicians have cared for patients with ailments and diseases as diverse as botulism, snake bite, hypothermia, neurocysticercosis, and polio.