Office of Admissions
Important information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 application cycle
We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The TTUHSC School of Medicine has implemented several changes and updates to our admissions process and timeline that affect the 2020 applicant cycle. Please refer to our coronavirus (COVID-19) updates page for the most current changes and updates. Click here.
Welcome to Admissions
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine offers students an excellent medical education experience. The medical education program emphasizes the principles of primary care and provides sound inter-disciplinary and inter-professional training that integrates basic sciences knowledge, clinical skill, diversity, and a humanistic approach focusing on high standards and comprehensive evaluation.
The core foundational value of including the diverse cultures, lifestyles, personal beliefs and ideas of all those we serve ─ and serve alongside ─ provides a positive impact on the health of our regional, national and global societies. As we pursue excellence in health care education, research and patient care, we will be ever mindful of the strength that is gained through unity in diversity.
Why Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center?
A real-world medical education awaits aspiring physicians at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Changes in the health care system have created a demand for new types of physicians. Managed health care and other reforms have created a need for physicians with new skills. Our medical school curriculum addresses these needs.
Prerequisite requirements have been kept to a minimum to allow and encourage the student to have a broad and well-rounded education. The four-year curriculum provides a broad introduction to medical knowledge while developing the student's analytical and problem-solving skills. Students will have an opportunity for clinical experiences starting in the first year through formal class work and mentoring by practicing physicians.
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.
Family Medicine Accelerated Track (FMAT)
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.
As a point of information required by Texas HB 1508 and the Texas Occupations Code 58.001, if you are applying for admission to a program that may prepare an individual for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001 and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001, in accordance with state law, please be advised of the following:
- An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program;
- Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority.
- Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details.
- A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupations Code 53.102.
Applicants are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine
Office of Admissions and Diversity | STOP 6216
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430-6216
P: (806) 743-2297
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Felix Morales, M.D.
Associate Dean of Admissions and Diversity
Director of Admissions and Diversity
Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity
Assistant Director of Recruitment
and Special Programs
Senior Administrative Assistant