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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center began operations in Amarillo with the School of Medicine in 1972, offering elective clinical rotations in space borrowed from Northwest Texas Healthcare System and the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. The School of Pharmacy broke ground for a new four story building in 1994. The school accepted its first class of 64 Doctor of Pharmacy students in August 1996 and graduated its charter class in the spring of 2000. Currently there are 350 students enrolled in professional and post-graduate programs.

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The school of nursing is committed to developing innovative educational pathways for students that lead them to many successful and rewarding nursing career possibilities. Bachelor's prepared nurses can further their education and career possibilities by choosing one of three Master of Science in Nursing and four nurse practitioner tracks, some of which are online. Watch Video

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The School of Health Professions offers nineteen different doctoral, masters and baccalaureate health professions degree programs in the rehabilitation sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, speech, language and hearing sciences, and disciplines related to primary care.

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The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers master's and doctoral degrees in seven areas of study - cell and molecular biology; biochemistry and molecular genetics; medical microbiology; pharmaceutical sciences; pharmacology and neuroscience; and physiology. A Master's degree is also offered in biotechnology.

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Three elements form the basis of the TTUHSC School of Medicine and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine missions – teaching physicians, providing top-notch health care for the people of the South Plains and conducting research to unlock continuing medical mysteries. The Health Sciences Center faculty believes balance among these three elements will improve health care for generations of West Texans.

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TTUHSC's Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program employs cutting-edge technology to educate students, yet maintains the time-tested traditions and values associated with the pharmacy profession. Small classes and competitive students ensure that graduates are prepared for careers in all areas of pharmacy, including community pharmacy and institutional pharmacy practice. Students also have access to advanced training to prepare for specialty practice and research careers.

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