Visitors & Community
Dedication to Education, Patient Care and Research
Beginning in 1969 as Texas Tech University School of Medicine, today Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a five-school university located in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa. To date we have trained more than 25,000 health care professionals and researchers who meet the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people who live in the Texas Panhandle south to the Permian Basin and west into Eastern New Mexico.
We are the largest health science center in Texas. In 2010, we had 1,227 students graduate for all schools and we had a 62 percent growth in the past seven years.
Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.
President Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
At TTUHSC, we educate, heal and serve as part of our continued involvement in our communities. We recognize the great privilege to help impact and improve the lives and communities where we live and raise our families as well. Community Outreach takes on many different forms such as clinics, fundraising support, events and programs.
While Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center supports and sponsors many outreach and service activities, the institution also makes it a priority to create an environment that fosters individual efforts by the students. There is a philosophy and belief that community service and volunteerism should be integrated into the learning experience. Highlighted student directed projects include medical mission trips into Juarez, Mexico; City Lights, a student lead fundraising efforts for children's organizations; and the Student Rural Health Organization. MORE
As an academic health center, the TTUHSC mission to provide patient care is part of the teaching process for all its health professions students. The Health Sciences Center has taken this patient care and education process beyond its walls into the community to improve access to care to underserved and isolated populations - and the scope of this work goes far beyond our legislative mandate as an academic institution. Some of the key initiatives include:
Beyond patient care, the Health Sciences Center seeks to improve West Texans' access to health care services, by addressing the limitations that affect access as a result of both financial and cultural barriers to care. Some of the key programs that target these barriers include:
To effectively address the health care needs of the West Texas region - which has historically been medically underserved with more than 80 percent of countries designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas - the Health Sciences Center recognized that developing a "pipeline" of young people into health care careers is crucial to ensuring the future health care work force in the region. MORE
A major component to improving community health is helping residents to better understand their role in taking care of their own health through good choices. The Health Sciences Center School of Medicine is integrally involved in disseminating healthy messages as well as actively working to positively change community culture to one that fosters healthful lifestyles. Several of the key programs include:
Giving to TTUHSC
Save lives, when you give to TTUHSC. No matter how small or large, a gift of any size is significant in improving health care from West Texans and beyond, educating tomorrow's health care professionals, and ensuring a future with medical advances and new discoveries. Join the community of givers that are passionate about the future of health care and saving lives.
F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural Health
As long as people have tried to tame the land, there has been the desire to harness the energy of West Texas: to maximize its rich resources and to enjoy the sense of community no matter the distance between neighbors. Distances that shrink at the crossroads where innovation meets determination. This crossroads creates opportunity, opportunity that can be described in a single concept: to Connect. MORE
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Awarded Network Access Improvement Project
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), in collaboration with the TTUHSC F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health, Amerigroup and Grace Clinic Online, was awarded a Network Access Improvement Project (NAIP) focused on telemedicine education and delivery. More