Department of Medical Education
Welcome to the Department of Medical Education
The Department of Medical Education at Texas Tech University was established in the fall of 2013 to provide an academic
home for the people and programs involved in educating first- and second-year medical
Our Mission Statement
The Department of Medical Education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine provides leadership and innovation in medical school teaching and
scholarship, supporting students on their journey toward becoming principled and capable
Our roles and responsibilities
The Department's faculty includes those individuals with primary responsibility for
the first- and second-year curriculum and the Family Medicine Accelerated Track in
the TTUHSC School of Medicine. All current Block Directors and Co-Directors have
a primary or joint appointment in the department. The Department and its faculty
members work closely with the Office of Curriculum and the Office of Student Affairs within the School of Medicine Academic Affairs and Faculty Affairs and Development, with many members serving on the Educational Policy Committee, the Educational Operating
Committee, the Student Affairs Committee, and the Student Promotions and Professional
In addition, the Department of Medical Education includes both the Office of Medical Photography and the Division of Anatomical Sciences, which further includes the Willed Body Program.
Both of these offices and groups of faculty and staff transitioned to the Department
from their previous home in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry.
Since the Department's creation, it has acquired the nickname The DOME, as a fond
reference to the acronym formed by its name, Department of Medical Education. As
the DOME grows and matures, we anticipate living up to our nickname by providing a
refuge, a support, a source of inspiration, and an example of aspiration for excellence
in medical education, just as do the beloved architectural domes throughout the world.