School of Medicine Glossary | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


AA: Academic Affairs
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
AHE: Anatomy, History & Embryology
AMA: Amarillo


BMS: Basic Medical Spanish
BQ: Block Questionnaire


CBSE: Comprehensive Basic Science Examination
CBSSA: Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment
CCSE: Comprehensive Clinical Science Examination
CEC: Clinical Educational Committee
CEOC: Clinical Education Operations Committee
CEPC: Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee
CO: Class of
COA: Clinically Oriented Anatomy
COV: Covenant
CQ: Clerkship Questionnaire


DOCS: Development of Clinical Skills


EdTech: Educational Technology
EMD: Endocrine and Multisystem Disorders
EOB: End of Block
EOC: Education Operations Committee
ExCEPC: Executive Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee


FA: Fall semester also used for grade of Fail
FEP: Faculty Educational Portfolio
FM: Family Medicine
FMAT: Family Medicine Accelerated Track
FQ: Faculty Questionnaire


GPX: General Principles
GSM: Gastrointestinal, Skin, Connective Tissue and Musculoskeletal Systems
GYN: Gynecology


HAM: Amarillo HSC
HAW: Senior Away Rotation-SOM
HCB: Covenant Branch HSC
HLB: Lubbock HSC
HO: Grade of Honors
HOD: Odessa HSC
HSC: Health Sciences Center


ICM: Introduction to Clinical Medicine
IHC: Immune, Hematopoietic and Cardiovascular
IM: Internal Medicine
IPE: Interprofessional Education


LCME: Liaison Committee on Medical Education
LCSE: Longitudinal Clinical Sciences Exam
LUB: Lubbock


MANE: Anesthesiology
MCBA: Cell Biology and Anatomy
MDER: Dermatology

MEME: Emergency Medicine
MFAM: Family Medicine
MIDS: Interdisciplinary Studies
MINT: Internal Medicine
MNEU: Neurology
MOBG: Obstetrics & Gynecology
MOPH: Ophthalmology
MORS: Orthopaedic Surgery
MPAT: Pathology
MPED: Pediatrics
MPSY: Psychiatry
MRAD: Radiology
MRFA: Mid-Rotation Formative Assessment
MSCI: Medical Science
MSUR: Surgery
MURO: Urology


NBME: National Board Medical Examination
NBR: Neuroscience, Behavioral Science and Reproduction


OB: Obstetrics & Gynecology
ObGyn: Obstetrics & Gynecology
ODE: Odessa
OP: Operating Procedures
OS: Organ Systems
OSCE: Objective Structured Clinical Examination


P3: Patients, Physicians & Populations
PA: Grade of Pass
PB: Permian Basin
PED: Pediatrics
Phase 1: Pre-Clerkship Curriculum
Phase 2: Clerkship Curriculum
Phase 3: Advanced Clinical Training Curriculum
PSY: Psychiatry


REO: Regional Education Offices Committee
RNR: Renal and Respiratory
RQ: Resident Questionnaire


S1E: Step 1 Enhancement
SA: Student Affairs
SEP: Student Educational Portfolio
SOM: School of Medicine
SP: Spring semester, also used for Standardized Patient
SPPCC: Student Promotions and Professional Conduct Committee
STS: Student Teaching Students
SUR: Surgery


TQ: Teaching Assistant Questionnaires
TTUHSC: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


UQ: Unit Questionnaire
USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Examination


Y1: Year 1
Y2: Year 2
Y3: Year 3
Y4: Year 4


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Lauren Spangler
Director of Instructional Design