SOM Mission and Vision
Founded in 1969, the TTUHSC School of Medicine has continually worked to address the
shortage of physicians in West Texas by providing quality, innovative educational
opportunities to medical students and residents who serve as competent and compassionate
medical professionals for the region and the state of Texas. The medical education
program emphasizes the principles of primary care and provides sound inter-disciplinary
and inter-professional training that integrates basic sciences knowledge, clinical
skill, diversity, and a humanistic approach focusing on high standards and comprehensive
evaluation. The school’s medical practice, Texas Tech Physicians, strives to utilize
state-of-the-art technology to effectively meet the growing needs of a diverse and
largely rural patient population through strong partnerships with clinical affiliates.
Principles of teamwork, humanistic care, and cost effectiveness are embedded into
the practice of medicine. The research strategy of the school is to develop insights
into the science of medicine, treatments, prevention, and cures, and enhanced methods
for managing patient illness, with an emphasis on opportunities for medical student
research. Centers of Excellence and Institutes work toward defined areas of excellence
where contributions on a national level can be made.
To be known for excellence in teaching, patient care, and scientific contributions
that enhance the health care of communities in the region.
View SOM Strategic Plan