Family Medicine Residency Program
Imagine a residency program that not only teaches patient-centered health care but does it in a fun and relaxed environment. Here at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of the Permian Basin, we practice what we teach. Our program strives for excellence in training our residents to become competent and compassionate physicians.
We are a university-administered, community-based residency program offering 69 ACGME approved residency positions. Our faculty consists of 15 physicians, a clinical psychologist, and a podiatrist, each with diverse backgrounds and teaching interests. With the support of over 30 enthusiastic community physicians, our residents learn from a broad array of specialties including orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurology, radiology, and wound care, just to name a few. In addition, residents also receive excellent hands on experience while performing emergency and critical care at our participating hospitals, Medical Center Hospital and Midland Memorial Hospital.
We are also very proud to to be one of 34 residency programs in the U.S. to offer a 1:2 or 1:2 like Rural Training Track. The six residents selected for our rural track train in the rural Texas and New Mexico communities located in Alpine, Carlsbad, Fort Stockton, Hobbs, Pecos and Sweetwater. These residents will attend the first year of residency with their assigned core program and subsequent two years in rural practices outside of Odessa/Midland.
Each year, new residents are greeted into the department with a welcoming event to give all residents, faculty and staff the opportunity to connect. Later in the year, our first year residents, along with the chief residents and faculty participate in a retreat to encourage team-building and camaraderie.
When our residents are not at work, they take advantage of all the activities the Permian Basin has to offer. If your interest lies in sports, we are home to the Midland Rockhounds minor league baseball team, Odessa Jackalopes semi-pro hockey team, West Texas Warbirds arena football team, Sandhills Rodeo, West Texas Relays, and of course Friday Night Lights high school and college football. If arts and culture are what interest you check out the Odessa Arts and Midland Arts Association. If you are more of a shopper, Odessa/Midland has over 225 stores and multiple shopping centers with a wide range of department stores and restaurants. For more information on these, and other exciting activities in the Permian Basin, please visit the city of Odessa and Midland.
Working in a predominantly undeserved area, we encourage our residents to plant their roots in The Permian Basin. A great number of our graduates have opened their own practices in the Permian Basin. Others have continued their education through our EM Fellowship. Some have even become teaching faculty with Texas Tech. If you enjoy a friendly teaching environment in a community with all the amenities of a big city but the hospitality of a small town, then Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin is the place for you!