It’s urban sprawl in reverse. Instead of moving away from major population centers, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is moving toward them — and for good reason. Since 1996, when the School of Pharmacy opened, one-third of the student population has come from within a 100-mile radius of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 1999, the school expanded into this area, and in recent years, TTUHSC has also added its nursing and biomedical science programs here.
It's a migration that seems to be working. Institutional affiliations with the Baylor University Medical Center, Children's Medical Center, Cook Children's Medical Center, Harris-Methodist Health System, Methodist Hospital Dallas, North Texas Veterans Administration, Parkland Memorial and Presbyterian Medical Center have provided critical resources and helped the pharmacy school and the Dallas/Fort Worth campus forge a national reputation for involvement in the complex health issues associated with clinical pharmacy and research.
Our campus has facilities at the North Texas Veterans Administration Medical Center and within the central Dallas Medical District. The latter is also home to the pharmacy school's Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Center, providing devleopment and support for preclinical and clinical/translational trials.
Making our programs urban centric is helping meet the needs of an every-changing health care system. TTUHSC and the DFW Metroplex is one prescription that works.