Family Medicine Rural Residency Track | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Big Bend Indian Lodge


Our unique and exciting rural opportunity provides our the selected residents training within an ACGME accredited program. Residents selected for this track will work one on one with a family physician practicing full-spectrum care including: general and preventative medicine, operative procedures, surgical obstetrics. 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.  The region is rich in cultural diversity from rapid population growth due to economic stability.
The design of our rural track recognizes the primacy of the continuity principle in Family Medicine and reinforces this through longitudinal experiences one-on-one with family doctors who daily provide the continual spectrum of prenatal through post-partum, newborn through adolescent, adult through geriatric, and pre-operative through post-operative care for their panel of patients in various settings. This track provides equal curricular experiences for all residents by completing the same rotations, acquiring the majority of inpatient experiences at the core program site and attending common activities.

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Cynthia Mehlhoff