GSBS Orientation | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Welcome to the GSBS!

Congratulations on your acceptance into a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences program! Here you will find more information regarding the Orientation you will need to attend prior to the start of your curriculum. All incoming GSBS students are required to attend their specific orientation. Students will need to bring a laptop with them to orientation.

Dates of Orientations

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has several Orientations depending on program start dates. 

Program Date/s Schedule
New International Students in Abilene & Lubbock August 7 TBA
Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. August 11 TBA
Biotechnology M.S. August 11 TBA
Graduate Medical Education Sciences M.S. July 31 - August 4 TBA
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ph.D & M.S. August 9 TBA

Orientation Schedule (August 11th)

Time Topic Speakers
8:15AM Orientation Check-In & Breakfast  
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8:45AM Welcome & Introductions GSBS Assistant Dean - Pamela Johnson
9:00AM Academic Calendar  
  GSBS Website  
9:00AM Title IX Leslie Collins
9:15AM TTUHSC Student Affairs Erin Justyna or Keri Shiplet
  Office of Financial Aid Ben Montecillo and Mia Myers
  Office of the Registrar Amanda McSween
  Office of Student Disability Services Tamara Mancini
  Office of Student Life Keri Shiplet
  Veterans Resource Center Sara Henly
10:00AM Student Business Services Lisa Weber/Tabitha Baines
  Student Payment Agreement  
  Payment Deadlines  
  Late Registration Penalties  
10:15AM IT Support Services Ken Jarrell and Michelle Kelsey
  IT: Privacy and Security  
  Available Services  
10:30AM Office of Institutional Health Shayla Ford
  Covid Protocols  
10:45AM Counseling Center Kristie Collins
11:00AM Interprofessional Education (IPE) Renee Bogschutz
11:15AM Sakai and MediaSpace for Course Lectures Tres Boren
11:30AM Campus Safety Sgt. Clint Jakstas
11:45AM Welcome from GSBS Dean Dr. Brandt Schneider
12:00PM Lunch - Talk Dr. John Pelley
Techlink Discontinued
BioTech Specific Programming (1C110A)
1:00PM Biotech students – Lubbock only Dr. Urbatsch and Dr. Palle
2:30PM Ends  
PhD Specific Programming (1C124)
1:00PM Biomedical Sciences Lab Rotations, Mentor Selection Dr. Rumbaugh
1:30PM Policies, Employment, Research Assistantships Terri Lloyd
2:00PM Q & A, Evaluations  
2:30PM Human Resources (HSC 1B110)  
3:00PM Ice Cream Scavenger Hunt  
Complete Trainings ASAP
GSBS 5000 – Interprofessional Training (
Title IX-CampusClarity
Alcohol Awareness-eCheckup To Go
Mandatory Training – WebRaider Portal under MyTech tab

Complete Prior to Orientation

Before you come to your Orientation, there are a few things that you will need to take care of so that your Orientation goes smoothly.

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