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Our graduates specialize in areas across the health care spectrum, but we’re united by a passion for extending quality primary and specialty care to the patients who need it most, in West Texas and around the globe.
Unlike traditional M.D. programs that separate basic science teaching from clinical practice, we’ve designed a humanistic, systems-based curriculum that integrates interdisciplinary blocks, research and clinical training at every stage.
We are relentlessly pursuing new discoveries that drive better health solutions for challenges like aging, cancer, diabetes, addiction and infectious disease, just to name a few.
When you join the TTUHSC community, you’re family. There is a genuine warmth that characterizes our School, as we serve one another and strive together to make a difference in people’s lives.
Welcome to the School of Medicine! Before you read any further, a question: what is motivating your desire to be a doctor? Our passion, since our founding in 1969, has been improving health outcomes in the most unreached, underserved communities in West Texas and around the world. If you share that passion – if medicine is as much vocation as occupation for you – then you’ll find at the School of Medicine a curriculum and a community ready to make your life our purpose.
The M.D. Program
As a TTUHSC medical student, you can pursue any discipline or specialty. Our four-year MD program devotes three years to a dynamic, foundational blend of basic science, research and interdisciplinary clinical practice, followed by a final year of clinical specialization. It’s a curriculum that’s both deep and wide.
The Family Medicine Accelerated Track
As part of our deep commitment to advancing primary care, we pioneered the nation’s first accelerated Family Medicine program, which remains one of our signature offerings. Students pursuing a career in Family Medicine can apply for this three-year program during their first year of medical school.
Dual Degree Programs
For students interested in interprofessional careers and leadership opportunities that extend beyond patient care, we offer a number of popular dual degree programs in partnership with other TTUHSC schools and with Texas Tech University.
The goal of graduate medical education (residency training) is to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to practice in a medical/surgical specialty and fulfill requirements for full, unrestricted licensure in the state of Texas. The Texas Tech residency programs are developed in the context of the Physician General Competencies as expressed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The Texas Tech GME Fellowship programs provide advanced education in a medical/surgical subspecialty to allow a fellow to acquire competency with sufficient expertise to act as an independent consultant in the focused field of study. Texas Tech has both ACGME-accredited and Professional Organization approved programs leading to ABMS certification, added qualification, and advanced credentials.
TTUHSC offers several interprofessional, state-of-the-art simulation centers like the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, which uses advanced technologies to simulate realistic health situations. We integrate simulation based learning across the curriculum.
Many School of Medicine faculty and students serve in The Free Clinic, an award-winning service clinic offered in partnership with Lubbock Impact, Inc. The Free Clinic delivers free diagnostic, treatment and pharmacy services for indigent, homeless and other underserved patients.
Beyond just West Texas, TTUHSC faculty often lead interprofessional excursions to developing nations, giving medical students opportunities to care for some of the most underserved and marginalized people across the globe.
The TTUHSC School of Medicine’s early adoption of an accelerated pathway has opened a new road for the institution as a leader in curricular innovation that will be increasingly competency-based.
Dean, School of Medicine