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Continuity of Care Clinic

"Raider Clinic," or Continuity of Care Clinic (COC), is one of the most appreciated aspects of our pediatric residency training. One half-day per week, each resident, with supervision by an attending physician, sees a panel of patients that they will continue to follow during the duration of their three years of training. Raider Clinic is a unique stand-alone, resident-run pediatric clinic founded in July 2010. Dedicated Pediatric faculty are assigned to Raider Clinic to provide optimum supervision and training. Our residents are exposed to all aspects of the outpatient care they provide including billing and coding and referral processing. Clinic operation meetings are held quarterly with the nurses and ancillary support staff during Tuesday Conference to further engage the residents in practice management.   

Each resident is assigned one half day clinic per week which remains the same day of the week throughout the academic year. Residents are absent from their clinic only during night shift rotations and one week during ward rotations. They follow their patients throughout their residency as the primary care physician. Our residents take pride in their clinic and truly establish long lasting relationships with patients and families.

Inpatient Sites

UMC is supported by the taxpayers of Lubbock County. It serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Lubbock campus of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and affiliated residency programs. The UMC Children’s Hospital is housed on the second floor of UMC and includes a 27-bed pediatric ward and 15-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. UMC Children’s Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The UMC East Tower houses the Family Birth Center and the 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The UMC electronic health record is integrated throughout the Texas Tech Physicians and UMC PNS outpatient clinics. The hospital is physically connected to TTUHSC, providing easy access for residents and patients.

Over their three years of residency, pediatric residents spend three blocks on UMC inpatient ward service, four blocks on night shift, two blocks in the NBN, and three blocks in the NICU. Residents perform their night and weekend call overage at UMC.

Covenant Children’s Hospital is a privately funded hospital <2 miles from TTUHSC. This 73-bed facility serves as the second teaching hospital for our residents. Covenant Children's Hospital is part of Covenant Health System—a member of St. Joseph Health System. It was founded in 1998 through the merger of two of Lubbock's health care facilities. St. Mary of the Plains and Lubbock Methodist Hospital System and has grown to become the only licensed, full-service pediatric hospital in our region, and one of only eight in the entire state of Texas. In February 2015, Covenant Children’s Hospital partnered with Texas Children’s Hospital, a leader in pediatric cardiac care. Texas Children’s cardiac surgeons travel to Lubbock to perform cardiac surgery and our patients receive the best possible care, integrated with the Texas Children’s cardiac program, while remaining close to home.

Residents spend two block rotations on this inpatient service the first year of residency, one block in each of their second and third year of residency. They spend one block in the PICU in both their second and third year. All emergency medicine rotations are completed in the Covenant Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. Residents on subspecialty services often perform consults at Covenant Children’s Hospital as well.

Outpatient Sites