SOM Purpose 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 innovative educational opportunities
to medical student and residents that are intended to supply competent and compassionate
medical professionals for a geographically expansive area. The medical education program
provides sound inter-disciplinary training that integrates basic sciences knowledge
and clinical skill and focuses on high standards and comprehensive evaluation. The
research strategy of the school concentrates on collaborative efforts that enhance
the clinical programs relevant to the region and provide advanced training opportunities
for students and residents. Centers of excellence guide research endeavors in many
areas giving special attention to cancer treatment, women’s health, aging, addiction,
and other disease processes. The clinical practice 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.
To be recognized regionally and nationally for innovation and collaboration — great
people with great ideas.