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About Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin is part of a seven campus regional system that serves the greater Permian Basin area with three schools located on campus providing higher medical education in allied health sciences, medicine and nursing.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin was established in 1979 and began operations in the basement of Medical Center Hospital.

The School of Allied Health Sciences welcomed its first class to the Permian Basin in the fall of 1994. The program offers a doctorate degree in the Physical Therapy program and a master degree in the Physician Assistant program that is independently located on the Midland College campus.

The School of Medicine provides residency and fellowship training in the Permian Basin. Third and fourth year medical students are located on the Permian Basin campus as well.

The Texas Tech Health Center in Odessa opened the doors to its patient practice in June of 1999, which provides increased access to primary and specialized health care for patients of the Permian Basin. This 81,374 square foot facility houses patient-related services on the first and second floors and administrative offices and academic programs occupy the third floor. The Texas Tech Physicians of the Permian Basin provide patient care in Family and Community Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the Odessa location. For more information patients wishing to contact our Odessa clinics should call 432-335-2222.

Texas Tech Physicians operates a facility in Midland located at 301 N. Avenue N. (adjacent to Midland Memorial Hospital). Family and Community Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Behavioral Health services are available. For more information contact 432.620.5800. This facility is also home to the Jenna Welch Women's Center of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women.

The School of Nursing at the Permian Basin is committed to providing innovative education, focusing on primary care and rural health, at both the baccalaureate and master's levels. The School of Nursing offers a second degree web-based accelerated baccalaureate nursing degree to those who have a previous bachelor's degree in another field as well as a traditional undergraduate nursing program. Advanced nursing degrees are also available.

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