Development of a strong program of graduate education in the basic biomedical and related health sciences is one of the responsibilities and goals of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Present-day medicine cannot exist outside the academic framework and intellectual discipline which the biological, chemical, and medical sciences provide. Graduate training in these areas, an integral component of the overall program of the Health Sciences Center, is provided by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Opportunities are offered for study and research leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in ANATOMY, MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, medical microbiology, PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, pharmacology, and physiology. Individual program descriptions can be found within the specific department or program sections in this catalog.
Students interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist may apply simultaneously to the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The M.D.-Ph.D. program permits a student to complete the requirements of both the degrees in one of the approved graduate programs. A limited number of exceptionally qualified M.D.-Ph.D. students will be designated as Medical Scientist Scholars. Students in the Medical Scientists Training Program will receive a stipend throughout the graduate portion of the program, tuition scholarships for both the medical and graduate portions of the program, and health insurance for the duration of the stipend. This program is designed to be completed in six to seven years and will provide the student with rigorous training in both clinical medicine and biomedical research. Students interested in this program should so indicate on the application forms they simultaneously submit to both the TTUHSC School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
The graduate courses listed in this section are available, with the consent of the course instructor and the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, to graduate students at Texas Tech University or other qualified applicants as a graduate interdisciplinary student (GIDS). Applications must be made to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the application fee ($30 for U.S. citizens and $55 for international students) paid, and registration accomplished at TTUHSC. Currently enrolled TTUHSC and TTU students are exempt from the fee.
Further information about graduate programs offered through the Health Sciences Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences may be obtained by contacting the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas 79430, (806) 743-2556, 1-800-528-5391, FAX (806) 743-2656, or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Access our website: <http://www2.ttuhsc.edu/pages/grad/default.htm> for more information, to apply online, or down load the application.
Programs are subject to change, depending on availability of resources and educational goals.
LAST UPDATE: 11-22-99