Advancements in Health Care Education Celebrated at Museum by Night

Interactive technology through SimLife Center

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) hosted “Museum by Night: The Art of Health Care,” a night dedicated to celebrate the advancements in health care education. “Museum by Night” was held March 28 at the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, at the Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St.

Museum by Night

Guests had the opportunity to explore state-of-the-art technology from TTUHSC’s simulation training center including computerized manikins, ultrasound and augmented reality. The event also featured displays of healt care related artifacts from the Preston Smith Library of Health Sciences as well as live music and refreshments.

Tedd L. Mitchell

“We’re excited to have an opportunity to share with the community the various ways our students learn and what makes us a leader in preparing heath care professionals to meet the demands of an ever-changing health care environment,” TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., said.
A short program included remarks by Mitchell, Jill Hoffman, Ph.D., Museum of Texas Tech University acting executive director, and Sharon Decker, RN, Ph.D., director of clinical simulations, at the TTUHSC F. Marie Hall SimLife Center.

Museum by Night

Museum visitors each received a “medical chart” upon arrival and collected stamps at each station they visited.
Museum by Night is a monthly event at the Museum of Texas Tech University offering a variety of programs. “The Art of Health Care” celebrates advancements in health care education as TTUHSC marks its 50th anniversary.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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