|Each year, the TTUHSC School of Medicine (SOM) accepts approximately 145 new students into the first year. The average enrollment of the SOM is more than 580 students and is expected to grow to nearly 600 students in the coming years.
Two curriculum tracks are available to students. The standard four-year program consists of two years at the Lubbock campus learning the foundational elements of body systems and disease processes with clinical training in years three and four at the Amarillo, Lubbock, or Permian Basin campuses. Campus assignment is completed upon the initial enrollment into the medical education program.
The Family Medicine Accelerated Track (F-MAT) is a three-year program conducted at the Lubbock campus for students pursuing a career in Family Medicine. Applications for the program are completed during the first year of medical school. Students who are accepted complete extra training in summer sessions in addition to receiving early clinical integration of the Family Medicine clerkship during the second year. With scholarship opportunities, it is possible for F-MAT students to dramatically reduce the costs of a medical education.