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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Medical School

Mailing Address
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430
(806) 414-9608
School Information
"TTUHSC educates students, provides patient care and conducts biomedical and clinical research. We graduate the most health care professionals in the state of Texas. Nationally recognized for innovative programs, academic achievement, and our cutting-edge research, we are training the next generation of highly qualified health professionals. To date we have trained more than 28,000 health care professionals who are serving patients and driving medical discovery in tangible, life-changing ways – both for the 2.75 million people in our immediate service area and around the world" (Source: Founded in 1969, TTUHSC consists of six schools.
General Information
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has engaged in several anti-racism efforts. This includes goals made to revise the curriculum in order to incorporate concepts of health disparities. Furthermore, anti-racism and discrimination reports will be able to be reported directly to their newly created reporting system. Research is encouraged within the realm of bias in health and medicine. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine promotes “the recruitment, expansion, and retention of a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.”
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences released a statement outlining the school’s “Commitment to Justice, Inclusion, and Equity.” This statement stated that the school will “continue to train our students and faculty in implicit bias.”
  • TTUHSC offered LGBTQIA “IGNITE! Training” on November 11, 2020.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school plans to "incorporate course materials on health disparities for all trainees and faculty."
Program and Research Funding
  • TTUHSC offers DEI Research Grants on any topic involving DEI or on “proposals that support DEI activities involving curriculum development and/or learning sciences that will impact student learning/training and institutional culture.”
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers DEI scholarships such as the “Multicultural Faculty and Staff Association Endowed Scholarship.”
  • The school offers a page database dedicated to providing anti-racism resources.
  • TTUHSC offers LGBTQIA resources for gender identity.
Symbolic Actions
  • On May 12, 2021, TTUHSC El Paso released an Anti-Racism and Racial Justice Statement. The school will "update the TTUHSC El Paso to include the Council on Diversity and Inclusion that will promote a sustainable culture of racial inclusivity and racial equity in the institution."
  • The school announced that it will "create an anonymous reporting mechanism by which patients, students, residents, staff, and faculty can report acts of racism and/or discrimination."
  • The school will "encourage research collaborations focused on addressing health disparities along our border and beyond."
  • TTUHSC has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee that will “guide and hold the institution accountable on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.” The committee requires that those interested in serving on the committee commit to a set of statements such as “I will examine my own biases and beliefs and embrace the discomfort of this important work. I am open to receiving feedback when my biases and beliefs are not in alignment with the value of promoting dignity and respect for others.”
  • The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has a Student Ambassadors for Diversity & Inclusion Council which requires that members “create opportunities and for students to engage in activities to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) priorities” in addition to collaborating with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, among other commitments.
  • The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Health offers programs such as the Annual Cultural Competence Conference, which is “a monthly lecture and film series, programs for students, and administrative support for various committees, councils, and organizations.”
  • TTUHSC offers numerous different student organizations that promote diversity and inclusion.
Last updated March 24th, 2023
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