TTUHSC School of Medicine Named Second Most Affordable Medical School in the Country

TTUHSCSOM

The U.S. News and World Report ranked the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine as the second most affordable medical school in the country for out-of-state students.
 
The ranking included tuition cost, debt at graduation and available scholarships by the medical schools. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the average debt of medical students is $172,267. TTUHSC School of Medicine’s average is $141,489, a more than $30,000 savings.
 
“Many different quality measures make our School of Medicine extremely competitive at a national level,” said Steven L. Berk, M.D., TTUHSC executive vice president, provost and School of Medicine dean. “Our students receive a quality education at a lower cost – one of the lowest in the nation.”
 
Berk said the TTUHSC School of Medicine not only has ranked high nationally in affordability but in the quality of education including:
 
One of the top medical schools in the country with percentage of students who stay in their home state to practice medicine (63 percent of TTUHSC medical students stay in Texas)
 
Ranked in the top 12 in the country in percentage of students who go into family medicine. TTUHSC School of Medicine was the first in the nation to offer a three-year Family Medicine Accelerated Track as part of their commitment to help educate primary care physicians
 
Students ranked school at top 10 percent for satisfaction
 
Ranked first in the country by the AAMC Faculty Forward in 2015, an initiative launched by the AAMC to measure faculty satisfaction and to support participating schools of medicine in their efforts to improve organizational performance
 
TTUHSC School of Medicine students have 98 to 99 percent United States Medical Licensing Examination pass rates
 
Offers dual degrees including M.D./J.D., M.D./Masters of Business Administration and M.D./Ph.D. degrees
 
“We offer an innovative curriculum, and our quality measures enable our students to obtain the best residencies across the country,” Berk said.
 
According to a new Student Loan Hero study, the TTUHSC School of Medicine also has the sixth lowest tuition of any medical school surveyed in the country for in-state medical students. TTUHSC medical students agree the quality of the medical education they receive compares or exceeds with medical schools across the country for a more affordable value.
 
“I chose TTUHSC because of their dedicated and supportive faculty and knew that I would be getting an education centered around excellence,” said Sarah Jaroudi, a fourth-year medical student.“The affordability of our School of Medicine made it an undeniable choice for medical school.”

Story produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing, (806) 743-2143.

School of Medicine

School of Medicine

Since 1969, the School of Medicine has graduated more than 3,000 physicians. The school aims to provide quality lab space, recruit creative, innovative research faculty, and develop graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for lifelong careers in medical research.

Today, more than 20 percent of the practicing physicians in West Texas have graduated from the School of Medicine or its residency programs.

Texas Tech Physicians

Texas Tech Physicians

Texas Tech Physicians is a physician group and part of the School of Medicine and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

Clinics are located in Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock and the Permian Basin, encompassing 108 counties of Texas and New Mexico comprising 103,000 square miles with a population of 2.6 million people. Receiving care in a medical school setting is unique – many Texas Tech Physicians are also teachers. They must remain up-to-date in new treatments and diagnostics, not only to care for their patients, but also to pass on that knowledge to resident physicians, physicians studying in fellowships and medical students.

Connect with Texas Tech Physicians on Facebook and Twitter.

F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health

In 2001, TTUHSC received a $1 million annual state funding appropriation to support the Office of Rural and Community Health. In 2006, the office received one of the largest private donations in TTUHSC history, creating the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health and TTUHSC’s rural–focused outreach, workforce and research initiatives. The institute serves as the primary liaison with communities across the 108–county TTUHSC service area. These community partnerships provide both the framework and the mechanism for achieving the mission of improving the health of West Texans.