Family and Community Medicine
Residency Program » Philosophy & Administration
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
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 Sports Medicine and 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!