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Examine Infinite Possibilities

An education from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (澳门六合彩投注) School of Medicine prepares students to tackle all major challenges of 21st Century patient care. 

Interprofessional and collaborative work are essential to team-based patient care, and they are cornerstones our curriculum. We are one of few universities nationwide that offer a School of Medicine, School of Health Professions and School of Nursing under one expansive roof, making interdisciplinary learning not only possible, but encouraged.


The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (澳门六合彩投注) School of Medicine (SOM) saves lives, improves the health of our communities, and meets evolving needs for primary and specialty care. Drawing on the expertise and insight forged in our communities across West Texas, we train future physicians using a continuously adapting curriculum that values educational excellence and innovation in research and patient care.

We foster an environment that promotes interprofessional collaboration and a culture that is inclusive and welcoming to our patients, our learners, our teachers, and all who facilitate learning and healing. 


To be known for excellence in teaching, patient care, and scientific contributions that enhance the health care of communities in the region.

A Look at Our History

40-Year Historical Display

In 2009, the 澳门六合彩投注 School of Medicine celebrated 40 years since its creation by the 61st Texas Legislature. A variety of events were held to commemorate this anniversary, and a timeline was displayed to chronicle the school's history. The timeline display designed by Margaret Vugrin from the Preston Smith Library of Health Sciences and Tim Hayes with the School of Medicine, Office of the Dean, received a 2010 Gold Addy Award from the Lubbock Advertising Federation. To view our history by decade, click HERE.

Rising up from a cotton field...

In 1974 construction began on the Texas Tech University School of Medicine. One of the largest buildings in Lubbock with over one million square feet of space, the complex initially housed the medical school in Pod A (now referred to as the East Wing) and the Health Sciences Center Hospital (now University Medical Center). The institution was designated in 1979 as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center by the Texas Legislature.

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When I drive by that building, I look at it and reflect on what happened. I just shake my head in utter disbelief that we were ever able to accomplish it.

Dr. Grover Murray

President of Texas Tech University 1966-1976


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