It’s taken more than a heartbeat to grow from being a mere gleam in the eyes of the 61st Texas Legislature, to becoming the largest health sciences center in the Lone Star State.
In 1969, lawmakers approved the creation of a medical school to serve the needs of what was an underserved part of Texas. Almost a half century later, the School of Medicine is located on three campuses — Amarillo, Lubbock and at the Permian Basin. Over the past 50 years, we’ve stayed true to our roots by growing up and out — spreading across this vast region, providing care to more than half the state.
We're training physicians to take care of the world, with a continuum of instruction designed to meet the needs of West Texas and beyond. With more than 4,000 graduates of the School of Medicine, we’re poised to conceive of a new future for our region.
As we enter the next half century, we need your help more than ever to address the dynamic demands of our changing population. To train the best and the brightest, we must compete with institutions much older than our own. To ensure scholarship support, promote research and offer community outreach to underserved areas, we must listen to the pulse of progress. It’s rapid, but steady. Strong and loud. And it’s calling all of us to action.