Programs at a Glance
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
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.
Medical Student Summer Research Program
The School of Medicine offers a for-credit eight week summer research experience for
first year medical students. It comes with a stipend and one-on-one mentoring by
a SOM faculty member. You will experience the joys and struggles of one of many types
of research at TTUHSC including clinical/translational research, case reports, chart
reviews, pure discovery research, and/or literature reviews. For more information,
please contact Dr. Leslie Shen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jocelyn Rudder at Jocelyn.email@example.com.