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The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is a leader in educational innovation with a curriculum that is highly focused on clinical studies and requires all students to learn medical Spanish language skills. The PLFSOM is one of the only medical schools in the U.S. with this requirement.
The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing was established to counteract a long-term shortage of nurses in the medically underserved U.S.-Mexico border area and provides state-of-the-art nursing education enriched by an environment of interdisciplinary teamwork.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences educates the next generation of scientists and professionals in health-related careers by fostering creativity and discovery, and by providing a dynamic research environment that satisfies the learning needs of a multicultural population of students.
Receiving care in a medical school setting is unique in that attending physicians treating patients are also teachers. They must remain up to date on new treatments and diagnostics, not only to care for patients, but also to pass on that knowledge to resident physicians, physicians studying in fellowship and medical students.
TTUHSC El Paso is dedicated to fostering new research initiatives, promoting the prevention of disease and the treatment of illness, motivating and educating future leaders in health sciences, and serving as an advocate for the value of research in an educational setting.
"As an affiliate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 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."