The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has a 40-year long history of service to the community in education, research, and patient care. The fourth university under the Texas Tech University system, TTUHSC El Paso is located in the second largest bi-national metropolitan area on the U.S.-Mexico border. A population of 2.7 million makes up the region. Due to its location, the university is positioned to lead the nation in border health initiatives making it an exciting place to learn, conduct research, and treat patients.
In education, our schools include the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. In just a few years, upwards of 1000 students from different healthcare disciplines will study alongside each other, preparing to serve the most underserved areas in Texas – and share their knowledge throughout the world.
The training ground at the university is diverse for students and residents – from student-run clinics in the county’s poorest neighborhoods to a network of Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso outpatient offices located throughout the city. In addition, our teaching facilities include private and public hospitals as well as partnerships with community physicians – allowing students and residents to experience various clinical practice environments.
These health care facilities also provide our patient population with access to competent health care in a variety of settings. In fact, our base of primary care physicians has grown over the past 40 plus years to include a large number of specialists and sub-specialists treating unique conditions facing those living in our region including the service men and women living in our community. We are the largest multi-subspecialty practice in the area.
With a metro area population of more than 800,000 residents, and the nation’s second largest military installation, Fort Bliss – a vast range of specialists is a crucial component of healthcare in El Paso. The VA Healthcare Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center are also two of our valuable clinical partners serving enlisted soldiers, veterans and their families.
In research, four Centers of Emphasis in Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Neurosciences and Diabetes and Metabolism investigate the illnesses that affect this community and millions of other Americans. The nation is now looking at these targeted programs as models in addressing the health needs of Latinos and border populations in general. Clinical research programs funded by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas and the National Institutes of Health are also equally as important to the needs of the local – and global community.
Meanwhile, a robust life sciences industry is developing around us. The $37 million Cardwell Collaborative – a biomedical science incubator – will stimulate the vision established by the Medical Center of the Americas to advance biomedical science research on the border.
Realizing the city’s potential for growth in the life sciences arena, city representatives allocated $60 million to the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation. These monies are being used to fund a 440-acre biomedical sciences hub and the new Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing.
In order to make way for new facilities, nearly $1 billion from city, county, state, federal and private resources, are being used to purchase and develop properties surrounding the university.
Through these projects and community support, there is no stopping the momentum building around Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Going beyond borders with innovative curriculum, cutting edge care and creating collaborations in research sets the stage for great things to come.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – We Go Beyond Borders.
“As an affiliate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033–4097 or call 404–679–4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The Commission should be contacted only if evidence supports that the institution is in significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.”