Department of Medical Education
Welcome to the Department of Medical Education
The Department of Medical Education at Texas Tech University was established in the fall of 2013 to provide an academic home for the people and programs involved in educating first- and second-year medical students.
The mission of the Department of Medical Education is:
- To support our faculty in the process of providing an accredited program of undergraduate medical education leading to the MD degree
- To provide leadership and innovation in curriculum development, program evaluation, student assessment
- To pursue medical education research and scholarship
The Department's faculty includes those individuals with primary responsibility for the first- and second-year curriculum and the Family Medicine Accelerated Track in the TTUHSC School of Medicine. All current Block Directors and Co-Directors have a primary or joint appointment in the department. The Department and its faculty members work closely with the Office of Curriculum and the Office of Student Affairs within the School of Medicine Academic Affairs and Faculty Affairs and Development, with many members serving on the Educational Policy Committee, the Educational Operating Committee, the Student Affairs Committee, and the Student Promotions and Professional Conduct Committee.
In addition, the Department of Medical Education includes both the Office of Medical Photography and the Division of Anatomical Sciences, which further includes the Willed Body Program. Both of these offices and groups of faculty and staff transitioned to the Department from their previous home in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry.
Since the Department's creation, it has acquired the nickname The DOME, as a fond reference to the acronym formed by its name, Department of Medical Education. As the DOME grows and matures, we anticipate living up to our nickname by providing a refuge, a support, a source of inspiration, and an example of aspiration for excellence in medical education, just as do the beloved architectural domes throughout the world.