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 Lubbock, Amarillo, 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
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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.
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