Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Reviews of Doctorates in Health Sciences

  • 16 Reviews
  • Lubbock (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,916
0% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 16 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Doctorates in Health Sciences

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Selvin Villeda
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I am enjoying my time in the program. I really like Lubbock and the environment of the city. I also enjoy the professors because they rally take the time to prepare and seem pretty organized. I also enjoy my friends and fellow classmates because they are really cooperative."
Bradley Osemwengie
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I have really enjoyed my time at TTUHSC school of medicine. I think that it has a good location and that it has plenty of different health professional schools so that I can practice collaborating with future health care professionals. I have also enjoyed the accessibility of all of my professors."
Ryan Elliot
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"TTUHSC is an amazing institution. While I am only a semester into my degree, I have already begun to appreciate this school and the opportunities presented to me. If you are determining which medical school to attend, I highly recommend Texas Tech!!!"
Ganesh Bala
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) and specifically, the School of Medicine, is the absolute best school in the state. I am so glad I chose to come here - the faculty and students are kind, the community is welcoming, and the curriculum is appropriately paced."
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  • Reviewed: 10/26/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The playing field is completely unlevel. I wish I had known about the masters program here so I could get ahead. The professors say they treat students the same, but they do not. The GBS students and their P3 group members are completely ahead of the rest of us. GBS students tell their tank to focus on this muscle or that nerve while the rest of us have to memorize everything. I wouldnt have to memorize every cranial nerve, if I knew you were only going to tag III or VI. Not only do the masters students know this stuff, but they share with a select group of people. And these students already have connections with all of the professors. Of course they are guaranteed class officer positions and perfect letters for residency. I wish I had known about this before moving out here."
Brooke
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The TTUHSC SOM not only cares for its students, but matches this with outstanding research and quality faculty mentors. The institute prides itself on providing an environment that is conducive to student success. Not to mention, they are very generous with financial aid."
Medstudent
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Great program. The school is very supportive in many different aspects. Faculty members are very open to feedback. The student population is friendly and helpful. The residents are open to teaching students. The campus is currently building more space to accommodate for the growth of the program."
Trey Durdin
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This is an amazing health sciences center. The school of medicine is superb. I contribute all of my success in medical school (AOA, top board scores, matching at my number one residency programs in a very competitive field) to the environment and support staff and faculty. They are always open to changing the curriculum to better suit students needs, they are extremely supportive of students interests as well. One of the other great attributes of this medical school is that you will leave being very competent because all of the hands on learning you were able to do during your four years of training."
Dan Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"TTUHSC School of Medicine is top notch! When I was looking at all of the Texas medical schools on paper, I originally wasn't planning to rank TTUHSC high. It seemed far away from more urban areas and was told it was in the conservative "Bible Belt". On interview day, I was completely blown away. The students and faculty is SO MUCH MORE friendlier and pleasant. The campus was much nicer, parking wasn't a disaster like other med schools, and there is literally no traffic. The faculty know you by name and the school really listens to your evaluations and feedback. I've been here for 4 years and I have literally seen the changes from our feedback take place. They really prepare you well for being a doctor, help you in studying for the boards, and assist you GREATLY in finding you a residency of your choice."
Stephanie Vander-Plas
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Texas Tech University health sciences center has been a tremendous asset to my career. I feel like I could not have been more well-prepared for my residency. The staff and faculty are always available to help, guide and support. The teachers are of excellent quality and well-trained. In addition to my classroom years, I felt that my clinical courses were both beneficial and relevant. My clinical faculty were great role models as physicians and teachers. The resident staff here are also focused on teaching and helping the students to become the best physicians they can be. Texas Tech was my first choice for a residency program and I am happy to be continuing my education here in the pediatrics department and look forward to many more years with the Texas Tech system. I would recommend this medical school very highly."
Justin Berk
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Overall, I feel that TTUHSC provided me with an excellent education, gave me ample opportunity to pursue my passions, and created a culture of amazing supportive peers that made medical school enjoyable."
KAELA PARNELL
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I am graduating in 2015 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and have been accepted into the General Surgery Residency Program at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX. PROS: I truly enjoyed my medical school experience at TTUHSC and feel like I am well-trained and very prepared for residency. The faculty were great - very approachable, focused on teaching and always available to answer questions. My fellow students were also great - strong students and very well-rounded. We all enjoyed hanging out outside of school and had frequent social functions. We mostly competed with ourselves in terms of grades. (You will always get out of it what you put into it!) Everyone was always willing to share notes and help each other out. It was definitely a team-oriented culture. The curriculum at TTUHSC was very well organized. They teach in block units - just focusing on one subject at a time (instead of having an exam week of multiple subjects like in college). This was very helpful, and I feel like I was able to thoroughly learn the material in a way I could retain it. I am a slow reader and I take awhile to digest the material. Nevertheless, I felt TTUHSC provided adequate self-study time, allowing me to do well on the boards. TTUHSC administrative services were also great - very friendly, walked us through every requirement during med school, and were prompt with their services. They put together strong application packets for us as we applied for residency. They listen to our feedback and implement improvements quickly. Another pro is the tuition is VERY affordable, much cheaper than my undergraduate degree. I have minimal student loans compared to students in other parts of the country. It is very cheap to live in west Texas too. CONS: The location - Lubbock, TX is out in the middle of west Texas, 5 hours away from Dallas and other major cities. It is a college town, which was fun in itself. I played on multiple intramural sports teams at the undergraduate rec center and there are plenty of fun bars around the university. It was a fun medical school experience, but I am ready to be back in the city. Another con would be that we have multiple campuses (Amarillo, Midland/Odessa, Lubbock) where they split us up for our 3rd and 4th years of med school. TTUHSC does their best to ensure the same experience for everyone, but unavoidably, each campus has their inherent strengths and weaknesses. You will get a great education and great training at each campus, but it is mostly sad because you form great friendships during the first 2 years in Lubbock and don't get to see your fellow students as much. Also, there are not some residency programs at Amarillo and Midland/Odessa campuses, which could be a disadvantage as far as exposure goes. This can be overcome by rotating on the Lubbock campus (which has every core residency program) during your 4th year. I was assigned to the Amarillo campus and absolutely loved it, but there was not a surgical residency program there. I simply did away rotations at other institutions during my 4th year to gain this experience. You can request which campus you want, but you may not be granted your request. Hopefully this helps. I cannot speak highly enough about my medical school experience. TTUHSC will provide great training in an enjoyable, team-oriented environment. If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose to go to TTUHSC for medical school. I could not have asked for a better medical school experience."
Chris Prze
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Amazing school! The faculty are incredible and always available. I can't say enough about the welcoming environment that I experienced during my four years of medical school. This is a program that genuinely cares about it's students well-being and career goals. If you want to become an outstanding physician TTUHSC is a great place to acquire the skills needed."
Mitchell Ackerman
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"TTUHSC is one of the most underrated Medical schools in Texas"
Derek Yang
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"TTUHSC - SOM offers a unique experience that can be found at no other Texas Medical Schools. Having any dual degree you can think of, we also are offer the FMAT which allows you to graduate medical school in three years."
Miranda Saari
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The Texas Tech University pharmacy program is highly clinic-geared. Very little focuses on retail, independent, research, or compounding pharmacy. This may be seen as a way of the future for pharmacy schools, as the role of a pharmacist expands into a more clinical based practice. Many students who go into this program with hospital pharmacy in mind feel very fulfilled and happy with the program. However, some students feel that they will never face the scenarios we are usually presented with, because they wish to focus on the retail pharmacy world. The technology employed is very convenient. All campuses are video-linked so that if a professor is on another campus, the 4 satellite campuses can easily see and hear him or her. All lectures are recorded and posted online so that we can access the videos at any time. Most of our campuses are smaller, and classes do not number more than 120 students. Thus our professors know all the students and make a point to make themselves available. At this particular school of pharmacy, students are never just another face in the crowd."