Family and Community Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Building
Through a unique combination of facilities, the Family Medicine Residency Program
offers a variety of practice experiences and educational opportunities--the best of
both university- and community-based programs. Shown above is the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center building, which houses the Family Medicine Center and other
subspecialty clinics and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health.
The Family Medicine Center serves as home base for Family Medicine residents and the
location for the majority of ambulatory care experience. It houses fully equipped
exam and special procedure rooms, laboratory, a library/ conference room and offices.
In the Family Medicine Center, you will work as a team with faculty, staff, medical
students, and your peers to provide health care for patients and families representing
every age group.
University Medical Center
University Medical Center, a modern county teaching hospital, adjoins the Health Sciences Center and serves
West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. It is a 320-bed tertiary care center with a broad
range of services. It features a Level-1 Trauma Center, the renowned Institute for
Pain Management, and the region's only Burn Center. It functions as a base for the
15-county regional emergency program. Most of the "core" rotations are done in this
Covenant Health Systems
Covenant Health System includes two of the largest hospitals on the South Plains.
It includes the region's only free-standing children's hospital and specialized centers
for heart, cancer and endoscopy. The Family Medicine residency program has an inpatient
service at both Covenant hospitals, where they admit patients to the medical and pediatric
floors and the Medical Intensive Care Unit. With supervision from attending physicians,
residents are responsible for care of Covenant patients.