4 Year Curriculum Overview | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


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The first year is divided into four consecutive interdisciplinary blocks named Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Biology of Cells and Tissues, Structure and Function of Major Organ Systems, and General Principles of Infection, a combined clinical skills/ introduction to doctoring course named P3/DOCS 1 and an introductory
interprofessional education course taken during orientation to the first year.

Y1 Curriculum

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Coordinators:

Candace Brown, Unit Manager for Y1 and Y2 Curriculum (806-743-4199)
Jennifer Patterson, Coordinator for Y1 and Y2 Curriculum (806-743-3407)
Amanda Jeter, Coordinator for P3/DOCS Curriculum (806-743-4198)

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Year 2 features an interdisciplinary organ-based systems approach, combining principles and content from microbiology, pathology, neurosciences, and clinical medicine including:  Immunity and Multisystem Disorders , Integrated Neurosciences and Systems Disorders. P3/DOCS 2 is organized similarly to P3/DOCS 1 and is designed to allow students to apply knowledge obtained in Year 1 in practicing physician offices. Students must also complete an online course that covers basic medical terminology in Spanish that prepares students for interacting with patients for whom Spanish is their primary or only language.

Y2 Curriculum
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Coordinators:

Candace Brown, Unit Manager for Y1 and Y2 Curriculum (806-743-4199)
Jennifer Patterson, Coordinator for Y1 and Y2 Curriculum (806-743-3407)
Amanda Jeter, Coordinator for P3/DOCS Curriculum (806-743-4198)

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In Year 3, students move to the clinical arena on one of our four campuses: Lubbock, Amarillo, Covenant or Permian Basin. Each student focuses on one clinical discipline at a time, and rotates through six eightweek clerkships in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. Each student also participates in the Integration Seminar, a student-led Grand Rounds that explores the fundamental scientific basis of selected clinical cases.

FMAT students (who will have already completed their Family Medicine clerkship during the MS2 year) will instead complete a dedicated course (FMAT3) that covers learning objectives from the SubInternship and Critical Care Selectives normally completed in Year 4 of the standard curriculum.

Y3 Curriculum
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Note: The above image is a representation of a possible third year schedule. Clerkships do not have to be taken in this order.

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Students must complete three selective experiences, each of which can
be performed in one of several clinical departments based on specific student interests. The selectives consist of a one-month Sub-Internship Rotation, a 2-week Critical Care Rotation and a 2-week Ambulatory Rotation. Students are also required to take Transition to Residency: Individualized Asynchronous Learning (TRIAL).

The remainder of the fourth-year curriculum consists of five months of broadly-based elective experiences. Electives may be completed on any TTUHSC campus or at LCME-accredited institutions in the US. 

Y4 Curriculum
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Note: The above image is a representation of a possible fourth year schedule. Rotations do not have to be taken in this order.

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A list of Year 4 Rotations offered on each TTUHSC campus can be accessed here.