Cynthia A. Jumper, M.D., MPH
Professor and Chair
On behalf of the Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, I invite you to become acquainted with
our department. This web site describes the people, resources, facilities and communities
associated with Internal Medicine.
Internal Medicine strongly supports each of the three missions of the School of Medicine
education, research and patient care.
We consider the following core competencies to be of the utmost importance, patient
care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and
communication skills, professionalism and system-based practice. Our faculty have
won many teaching awards and many are members of the Teaching Academy.
Seed grants are available within our department for scholarly activity, which include
educational/ learning research, clinical research, translational research and bench
research. Many PhD's from various disciplines that work our department to facilitate
translational research. Our faculty have won many research awards and are national
and international recognized. There are currently five endowed chairs within the Department
of Internal Medicine that promote research. We have large collaborative research groups:
Texas Tech Cancer Research Group, Center for Renal and Urologic Research Group, Cardiovascular
Research Group, GI /ID Research Group. Because the selection of a residency program
is a major decision and requires careful consideration, we welcome the opportunity
to provide any details about our program that would assist you in your decision-making
process. We appreciate your interest in our house officer program and encourage you
to visit with us to discuss residency opportunities at TTUHSC.
Excellence in medical care and patient satisfaction is the center of our philosophy
in patient care. This doctrine is held by staff, faculty and house staff alike.
We welcome you to further explore our website or contact us directly for more information
regarding our department.
Cynthia A. Jumper, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine