The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine is now ranked 12th in the nation by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
The rankings are based on the percentage of students who choose a career in family medicine, according to an HSC news release. Tech’s School of Medicine is also the only allopathic medical school in Texas that was on the Medical Doctor Granting Medical School list.
The Family Medicine Accelerated Track program, offered by the medical school, allows primary care students to complete their degrees in three years at less than the cost of a standard four-year program, according to the release.
“The TTUHSC School of Medicine’s early adoption of an accelerated pathway has opened a new road for the institution as a leader in curricular innovations,” Dr. Steven Berk, HSC executive vice-president and provost and dean of the School of Medicine, said. “This is a program of national importance, as we work to ensure that all Americans will have access to a primary care physician. We committed to taking the first steps in changing how medical schools attract and educate future family medicine doctors.”