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To ignite the ember that burns for continuous learning...

To find equilibrium in the demands
of medicine, family and personal growth..

To develop an abundant fund of knowledge and skill...

To offer a compassionate hand
to those who come to us for care...

These are among the goals of the
Family Medicine Residency Program
at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

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TTUHSC FMRP at Lubbock is dedicated to providing a superb training environment for Family Physicians of today and the future. We provide intense training in inpatient/outpatient medicine and obstetrics in all areas that encompass the entire breadth of Family Medicine. Our residents are trained to provide comprehensive health care in all settings, rural, urban, suburban, emergency medicine, outpatient and/or hospitalist practices, etc. We also have an intensive rural training track for residents that are interested in working primarily in rural communities across America.Our residents are trained at both a university environment at University Medical Center, our primary teaching hospital, and a community hospital environment at Covenant Hospital. This provides our trainees with both practice models to learn from and we consider this one of our strongest assets. We provide rural rotations, separate from the rural track, for everyone in the program for their rural experience. Our faculty physicians have diverse training and practice experiences and they thrive on preparing learners to become competent, independently functioning Family physicians upon completion of their training. We strive hard to bring out the best qualities out of every resident by providing a learning environment that is rich in feedback and ongoing faculty guidance and mentoring. We also have fellowships in Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine within the residency program and the faculty in these fellowships are also actively involved in teaching and mentoring our residents.

Our residents are trained to focus on the family, the community and society as a whole. We believe in our responsibility as Family Physicians to bring medical care to the people that we serve, while working diligently with one another in collaboration with other health care teams and specialties, to provide the best practice model in patient care possible. We operate with a fully integrated Business Information System with a database to manage our patients health records, our medical practice environment, and for educating our staff, medical students, and residents.

Our residents enjoy a high quality of life, excellent employee benefits and a supportive work environment that is highly conducive to learning. Lubbock is an excellent town to live in. Texas Tech University is in the Big 12 athletic conference and we enjoy all that NCAA Division 1 athletics bring. We would be highly honored if you would consider TTUHSC-FMRP at Lubbock to be your future FM residency training home. Please feel free to contact us for more information at 806-743-2770 or go to our website at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/residents/ to learn more. Come join us in West Texas!

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