The Texas Tech Health Science Center (TTUHSC) is a top research, healthcare, and academic institution in Texas, offering a wide range of study options, including Allied Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine Nursing, and Pharmacy. The main campus is located in Lubbock, texas, but there are also facilities in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, El Paso and the Permian Basin. The Texas Tech Health Science Center is a separate but equal institution to Texas Tech University, and both universities are part of the Texas Tech University System.
Beginning in 1969 as Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TTUHSC has trained more than 10,000 health care professionals so far. Currently, more than 3,200 students are enrolled in the university and 6,000 people are employed there.
The university aims to provide quality education and develop research, academic, and community programs to respond to the health care needs to the 108 counties of West Texas, a service area that is generally considered to offer below-average access to healthcare. In this way, the Texas Tech Health Science Center plays a key role in the region in providing critical medical services.
More than 20% of the physicians practicing in West Texas are TTUHSC graduates. Most of the graduates from the schools of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, who choose to stay in West Texas. At the School of Pharmacy, the rate of graduates who choose to practice in Texas is over 80%.
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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s vision is to “become a nationally recognized health sciences university.” In order to achieve this vision, the institution has its own list of goals and objectives, such as to foster the development of competent healthcare professionals and biomedical researchers or recruit, develop, and retain outstanding employees. The TTUHSC also aims to advance knowledge and healthcare practice through innovative research and scholarships. The improvement of community health through the provision of patient care services and healthcare education is another priority, as well as the desire to operate effectively and efficiently through maximization of available resources.
- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – located in Amarillo and Lubbock
- School of Allied Health Sciences – located in Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland
- School of Medicine – located in Amarillo, Lubbock and Odessa
- Paul L. Foster School of Medicine – located in El Paso
- School of Nursing – located in Abilene, El Paso, Lubbock and Odessa
- Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing – located in El Paso
- School of Pharmacy – located in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock and Dallas/Fort Worth
TTUHSC Institutes & Centers
- F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health
- Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA)
- The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH)
- Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH)
- Center of Excellence for Geriatric Scholarship, Training, and Faculty Development
- Center of Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice (CEEBP)
- Center for Innovation in Nursing Education (CINE)
- Center for International and Multicultural Affairs (CIMA)
- Center for Membrane Protein Research
- Center for Rehabilitation Research
- Pediatric Pharmacology Research and Development Center
- School of Medicine Cancer Center
- School of Pharmacy Cancer Biology Center (CBC)
- South Plains Alcohol and Addiction Research Center (SPAARC)
- University Medical Center Southwest Cancer Treatment Center
- Vascular Drug Research Center
- West Texas Influenza Center