DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) offers a Neurology residency
program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education (ACGME). The residency program integrates the following ACGME core competencies:
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal
and Communication Skills, Professionalism and Systems-based Practices. The program
provides a minimum of 18 months of clinical adult neurology (inpatient and outpatient),
six months elective time, three months in clinical child neurology, and one month
in clinical psychiatry. On site elective rotations include neuroimaging, EEG and evoked
potentials, epilepsy monitoring unit, EMG, autonomic laboratory exams and neurosurgery.
Lubbock has the largest health care system in Northwest Texas and we serve a 62 county
area across West Texas, Eastern New Mexico and Southwest Oklahoma. Our two affiliated
hospitals, University Medical Center (UMC) and Covenant Medical Center (CMC), combined offer more than 1,300 hospital beds. UMC is
adjacent to TTUHSC in Lubbock and Covenant is located within two miles from TTUHSC.
UMC is the primary teaching hospital for the School of Medicine. It is a 301 bed facility
operated by the Lubbock County Hospital District. UMC houses the West Texas perinatal
center and the regional burn center. UMC is the first hospital in Texas to receive
a Trauma One designation. Subspecialty care capabilities of the faculty and staff
make the hospital a focal point of tertiary care for West Texas and the surrounding
Covenant Hospital is a member of the St. Joseph Health System and is a successful
not-for-profit health system that has over 1,033 licensed beds. It was founded in
1998 through the merger of two of Lubbock health care facilities: St. Mary of the
Plains Hospital and Lubbock Methodist Hospital System. Covenant is comprised of four
cornerstone facilities: Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Medical Center – Lakeside,
Covenant Specialty Hospital and Covenant Children’s Hospital.
AeroCare provides transport for critically ill or injured patients throughout West
Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Preferred provider status has been established with
UMC and CHS. On average, AeroCare transports 400 patients to UMC and 520 patients
to CHS a year.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is located in Lubbock, Texas. In the
heart of West Texas, Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural
center. Around the world, Lubbock is remembered as the birthplace of rock music pioneer
Buddy Holly. The metropolitan population, in excess of 200,000 residents of which 28,000 are Texas
Tech University Students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267
days of sunshine per year. With eight hospitals and no less than 85 health care clinics,
Lubbock is known as the medical center for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.
As a cozy college town, Lubbock boasts low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars
and boutiques, and a drive of less than 20 minutes to anywhere in the city. Lubbock
also has great school systems, almost 200 churches of every denomination and over
66 public parks. If you enjoy the outdoors, Lubbock also offers hiking, fishing,
camping, water sports and water parks in the area. Lubbock also has a strong tradition of equestrian sports as well as seasonal hunting,
and 7 public and 3 private golf courses. The mountains of New Mexico offer winter sports and are only 4 hours away by car.
Lubbock’s entertainment possibilities range from major theatrical touring companies,
to weekend rodeos, to exhibits at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The city maintains
a symphony orchestra, a ballet company, civic chorale and numerous community theatres.
The new United Spirit Arena is one of the finest sports and multi-purpose facilities
in the U.S. It hosts everything from sporting events to concerts. If you’re a sports
fan, Texas Tech is a member of the Big 12 Conference so there are plenty of sport
functions to attend.
Lubbock's strongest asset, however, is its people - friendly, warm and caring.