Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine


texas tech school of medicine

About

    Mission

    TTUHSC School of Medicine was established in 1969 and ever since then, the medical program has worked towards providing inter-professional training that focuses on basic sciences knowledge, clinical skill, diversity, and a humanistic approach focusing on high standards and comprehensive evaluation.

    Vision

    To be known for excellence in teaching, patient care, and scientific contributions that enhance the health care of communities in the region.

    A little bit of History

    The building allocated to the Texas Tech University School of Medicine was constructed in 1974 and was the largest building in Lubbock. The building is spread over 1 million square feet and consists of the East Wing and the Health Science Center Hospital.


Departments

    Basic Science Departments

  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Immunology and Molecular Microbiology
  • Medical Education
  • Pharmacology and Neuroscience
  • Clinical Science Departments

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Admission

    Requirements

    Candidates need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours (or 134 quarter hours) at a regionally accredited US or Canadian college or university.
  • All prerequisite courses must be taken at a regionally accredited US or Canadian college or university. Foreign coursework will not count towards meeting any of the prerequisites, even if transfer credit has been given for them by a US or Canadian school.
  • Each prerequisite course listed must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite Courses

Course

Hours

General Biology or Zoology

6

Biology Labs

2

Upper Division Biology

6

General Chemistry

6

General Chemistry Labs

2

Organic Chemistry

6

Organic Chemistry Lab

2

Physics

6

Physics Lab

2

English

6

Statistics

3

TOTAL

47


MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a requirement for admission into the TTUHSC School of Medicine. The best score of the exam in the past 5 years has to be selected and provided in the application. If an MCAT score older than 5 years is submitted that will not be considered.


CASPer

All applicants to the School of Medicine, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer), to assist with the selection process for the Admissions Cycle.

CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of their program, and will complement the other tools that they use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, they are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in their selection process.

In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.


Application Procedure

After fulfilling all the admission requirements the applicant the primary online application on the American Medical College Application Service. After the completion of the primary application, the applicant will be notified to submit their secondary application form via email. Emails for the secondary application form are sent. The deadline for submitting the form is one week after the email has been sent. The secondary information form will require an electronic signature and a recent passport-size photograph.

After sending the secondary application form you will be invited for an interview.


Programs

Residency & Fellowship Programs

    Lubbock Campus

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice/ Palliative Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Breast Oncology
  • Burn and Wound
  • Urology
  • Amarillo Campus

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Permian Basin Campus

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospitalist
  • Rural Track
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Doctor of Medicine

    Dual Degree Programs

  • MD/MBA
  • MD/MPH
  • MD/Ph.D.
  • MD/JD
  • Family Medicine Accelerated Medical Program (FMAT)
  • Special Programs

  • Undergraduate to Medical School Initiative
  • Premedical Enrichment Program
  • Summer Enrichment Program
  • Applicant Seminar

Important Dates

May 1

Application becomes available at 8:00 AM CT.

August 1 – Jan 15

Most medical and dental school interviews are conducted during this time period.

September 15


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and

University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine notify Early Decision Program applicants regarding their admission action.

October 15

Initial date for medical schools to begin extending admission offers for non-residents, Special Program applicants (MD/PhD, DO/PhD and MD/MBA), and Assured Acceptance Program applicants.

Oct 15 – Dec 31

Pre-match open acceptance period for offers of admission to Texas resident medical school applicants.

December 2

Dental schools begin extending offers of acceptance.

February 1

Results of medical school admissions match are announced at 8:00 AM (Central Time).

Mid-March

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine begins extending offers of acceptance.

May 15

Offers may be extended to applicants who are not currently holding a seat at another institution.


Campus Amenities

    Lubbock Campus

  • Academic Classroom Building
  • SIM Life Center
  • Synergistic Center
  • Preston Smith Library of the Health Sciences
  • TechLink enabled classrooms
  • Multiple student lounges
  • Study rooms
  • Learning Resource Center with computer lab
  • Group study rooms
  • Crossings Cafe & Starbucks
  • Academic Classroom Building courtyard
  • Public art – 81 installations combined on TTU/TTUHSC campuses
  • Rec Center, student leisure pool, and lazy river
  • Abilene Campus

  • SIM Center in School of Nursing
  • The Perk – Coffee shop
  • Small Campus
  • Multiple study spots
  • Flourishing outdoor courtyard
  • Public art – The Convergence of Healing Forces
  • Close parking in proximity to buildings
  • Amarillo Campus

  • SimCentral
  • Fully equipped physical therapy classrooms
  • Private study spaces
  • Student Center in the Basement of the School of Medicine/Health Professions
  • Public art – 13 installations on campus
  • Dedicated lab facility in the Amarillo Research Building
  • TechLink enabled classrooms
  • Multiple student lounges
  • Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy courtyard
  • Harrington Library
  • Pharmacy Museum
  • Dallas Campus

  • Located in the heart of Dallas
  • Abundant food options and diversity
  • Top medical hub nationwide, students get to work in world class hospitals
  • Student lounges
  • Covered parking
  • Midland Campus

  • Multiple lecture halls
  • Large labs with exam table work space
  • Student study lounge
  • Student lounge
  • Low fidelity simulators
  • Close to TTUHSC Odessa, with access to Univeristy of Permian Basin Libraryand the SimLife Center
  • Close to Midland College campus which provides access to the Fasken Learning Resource Center library, workout facilities, dining hall, university center, CHAP card provides discounts within the community, access to community lecture series and the McCormick Art Gallery.
  • Odessa Campus

  • Small Campus
  • SimLife Center
  • Fully equipped labs with treatment tables
  • Mission fitness membership
  • Library access, University of Permian Basin
  • Student lounge
  • Entertainment/game room

Student Organizations

    Medical Ethics and Humanities Society (MEHS)

    MEHS supports student activities in the school of medicine and acts as the liaison to the Center of Excellence for Ethics, Humanities & Spirituality.

    MusiCare

    The MusiCare program is a student-run organization dedicated to the use of music in healing and keeping the human spirit infused with the music of life. Students with musical talent are encouraged to volunteer with this organization in order to sustain their own love of music, encourage those who hear the music, and benefit those who receive the funds raised by these important events:

    Play It Forward Recital: The Center supports and assists the MusiCare student organization in its annual Play It Forward Charity Recital. This event raises money for local charities and community service activities. Past recipients of the funds have included the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, CASA of the South Plains, and the Talkington Supportive Care Center. To date over $12,000 has been raised and donated through the annual recital performance.

    Community Service: The Center provides a home for our musically inclined students to volunteer as musical ambassadors to the Talkington Supportive Care Center, area nursing homes, and other venues.

    A Little Guidance

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    However, do not lose focus. Always make studying your priority. Make a proper study calendar, divide time slots for each subject and choose a friends circle which helps you grow and encourage rather than stray you from the path of success and excellence.

    These few years are going to make or break you. You will come across situations where you will have to make quick choices or where your certain skill set will be tested which will eventually polish and nurture you towards a successful and bright future.

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