About TTUHSC at El Paso
On May 18, 2013, Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 120, which established teh Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a freestanding, fourth component institution in the Texas Tech University System.
The university's goal is to become the premier health sciences center between Houston and Los Angeles. In addition, it wants to be known as an institution that advances knowledge for students and practicing health care professionals through educational opportunities and research while providing quality patient care and service and fostering a culture that supports translational research and innovation commercialization to benefit providers and patients.
Since 1973, the El Paso campus has played an important role in El Paso’s health care history through education, research and patient care. The university is now home to three schools.
The programs at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offer students the opportunity to expand their knowledge through an innovative curriculum that is proving to be immensely successful. Students receive a comprehensive, practical education spanning a broad range of health issues—preparing them for a health care career through hands-on training in clinical and research settings to understand and meet the challenges facing the El Paso community and beyond. They offer a professional growth experience like no other, turning out some of the best doctors and health professionals, evident by the number of physicians selected for the Best Docs in America list year after year.
Various collaborations with community entities such as area hospitals and health centers provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success. Their faculty and students are recognized for their accomplishments on local, regional and national levels.
Today, TTUHSC at El Paso has close to 1,400 faculty and staff members. It is a flourishing health sciences and medical center with offices located in east, central and northeast El Paso. Many of the health care providers in the El Paso community in private and group practices received their training on this campus. At TTUHSC at El Paso excellent opportunities for medical education, research and delivery of patient care are created. Through strong local partnerships, TTUHSC at El Paso has worked to establish a forward-looking culture aimed at bringing innovations to market to positively impact health in the region, nation and world.
Institutional Governance and Structure
TTUHSC at El Paso is a component of the Texas Tech University System. The President of TTUHSC at El Paso reports to the Chancellor, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the system. The Chancellor and the President are responsible to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, which sets overall policy for the Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at El Paso.
Strategic Plan of the TTUHSC
TTUHSC Goals and Objectives
- TTUHSC will foster the development of competent healthcare professionals and biomedical
- 1.1 Increase student enrollment in targeted academic programs.
- 1.2 Develop and enhance academic programs that reflect targeted healthcare education needs.
- 1.3 Provide academic and student support services which promote student success across the institution.
- TTUHSC will recruit, develop, and retain outstanding employees.
- 2.1 Recruit, develop, and retain faculty who enhance the reputation of the university.
- 2.2 Recruit, develop, and retain qualified staff.
- TTUHSC will advance knowledge and healthcare practice through innovative research
- 3.1 Develop and enhance programs to facilitate an increase in externally funded, peer-reviewed research that reflects a diversity of interests.
- TTUHSC will promote improved community health through the provision of patient care
services and healthcare education.
- 4.1 Improve access to quality health care and education among targeted populations.
- TTUHSC will operate effectively and efficiently through maximization of available
- 5.1 Maintain financial stability through efficient management of fiscal resources and fundraising efforts.
- 5.2 Maintain appropriate technology to promote effective operations in a multi-campus system.
- 5.3 Operate and maintain a physical environment conducive to learning, research, and patient care.
- 5.4 Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to accomplish the mission of the institution.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees.
A member of the Texas Tech University System, TTUHSC has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a separate institution from Texas Tech University since 2004. TTUHSC received its reaffirmation of accreditation from SACS-COC in 2009. The next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2019.
For more information regarding TTUHSC accreditation please click on the following link: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/accreditation/.