Making a Difference: The Free Clinic Extraordinary Volunteers
“I immediately fell in love with the services and the care provided to those who have no other option. I felt a sense of purpose every time I stepped through the doors. The Free Clinic gave me autonomy and the space to learn. It gave me a chance to have a real impact on the lives of my patients. It gave me a chance to address not only medical issues, but social issues as well. I have helped patients get expensive medications delivered to their homes. I have found homeless patients a place to stay for the night. I helped patients get on the path to become insured for a surgery they needed. I have developed all these skills in such safe space, and I have been able to achieve all of this in medical school. This is an amazing opportunity that we have at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and I think it adds so much value to the Lubbock community.”
Suzanne Alkul is from Lubbock and graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in biochemistry. A fourth-year medical student, Alkul has volunteered for The Free Clinic for four years and now is applying for a dermatology residency.
TTUHSC Celebration of Life Service was held March 25th in remembrance of Tom McGovern, Ed.D.
TTUHSC has been named as a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. Among graduate schools, TTUHSC ranked fourth in the nation, achieving Gold award status.
On March 16, fourth-year TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May, learned where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.
Pablo Artigas, Ph.D., from TTHSC's School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, published a study with his team of collaborators in Nature Communications.
The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC), managed by the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, will host Lubbock’s Fall Medication Cleanout™ event October 1.