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Living in Lubbock

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center serves approximately the western half of the state. The Health Sciences Center holds a strong commitment to Graduate Medical Education. The School of Medicine hosts 34 residency and fellowship programs with approximately 500 physicians-in-training on campuses in LubbockAmarillo, Permian Basin, and El Paso.

Lubbock is an impressive city in the heart of West Texas. The cost of living is low and housing is readily available and affordable. Lubbock combines the ease and convenience of a smaller town with the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large college community. There is very little traffic, you can park everywhere you go, and you can purchase a home on a resident's salary.Get to know Lubbock a little more by visiting some of the links below:

Resident Life

In our program, residents not only work together, they also socialize and support each other through the ups and downs of our personal and professional lives. Group activities, such as our annual retreats and volunteer outings, help us learn more about one another. We also make time to play together as well! From department-wide social events such as the annual holiday party to impromptu BBQs, the faculty and residents at Texas Tech are like family.


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About the Area

Lubbock is the "Hub City" of west Texas, eastern New Mexico and western Oklahoma--the center of commerce and culture for a giant swath of the sunny southwest.

  • 263 days of sun each year
  • Altitude: 3,000 feet
  • Average high temp: 80.1º F
  • Average low temp: 52.3º F
  • Population: 239,538