Graduate Medical Education | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Odessa Campus TTUHSC

Welcome

Welcome to Graduate Medical Education in West Texas, where that same "Can Do" attitude that transformed a wilderness into world-leading cattle, oil and cotton enterprises is expressed in the delivery of high quality medical care and medical education. The core to the mission is developing high quality health care professionals via the schools of Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. We hold a strong Institutional Commitment to Graduate Medical Education, and hosts four residency programs along with six fellowship programs with approximately 140 physicians-in-training.

Our program is a rich and diverse group of physicians, scientists, professionals and support people who join in the agenda of learning, caring, and healing. If you are a physician considering further professional development, consider joining us. 

The goal of medical education (residency training) is to become certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to practice in a medical specialty. The Texas Tech residency programs are developed in context of the Physician General Competencies as expressed by the ABMS and the ACGME. Those are:

  • Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals
  • Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
  • Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value 

LINKS


FORMS

House Staff Credentials Checklist

Acknowledgment of GME P & P's

Addendum to ERAS

Clinical Clerkship Affidavit (for IMG's only)

Prospective Resident List (for US Grads only)

Prospective Candidate List (for IMG's only)

ECFMG Confirmation Authorization

Previous Training Verification

2019-2020 GME Program Agreement 


Criminal Background Check

HSC OP 10.20, Criminal Background Checks for Students, Residents, and Trainees

Attachment A - Notice to Students/Trainees and Residents

Attachment C - Consent for Release of Information - Hold Harmless Agreement for Residents/Fellows

CBC Website

House Staff Clearance Form

Confidential Confirmation and Reference Form

Evaluation Advancement Form

Verification of Graduate Medical Education and Training

Program Graduate Information

PLI Online Portal

Change of Address Form

*Important* Resident must also change address in Webraider Portal to ensure that Payroll and Human Resources have the most current information.

The following items will need to be submitted to residency program coordinator before you will be considered for an elective rotation:

  • Rotator Elective Application

  • Sports Medicine Fellowship requires additional documentation. See here.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae

  • Notarized or certified copy of medical school diploma

  • Final medical school transcripts (Notarized or certified)
  • House Staff Guidelines Acknowledgment - Coordinator will obtain when you arrive

  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

  • Texas Medical Board Licensure/Permit & Certification - Rotator Permit/Current Texas PIT (Physician in Training)/Texas license, DEA certificate

  • Malpractice form - If outside TTUHSC, provide coversheet from your institution. If outside country, you will be required to obtain your own malpractice insurance.

  • Signed PLA (Program Letter of Agreement) - Coordinator will initiate once approval has been obtained from program director

Steps to admitting residents from programs outside of Texas Tech University HSC to rotate through TTUHSC residency programs:

  • Contact program you wish to rotate with to check on potential dates.

  • Download application here or ask program coordinator to email or mail.

  • Complete application and return to program coordinator along with any additional needed documentation.

Final decision remains with the Program Director though the Office of Graduate Medical Education will verify the applicant's competency.

Please note: Rotation will not begin until all documentation has been received.