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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1969
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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (TTUHSC)
Allopathic Medical School
Lubbock
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  • SDN RANKING 1
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 134 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $12,550
  • Non - Resident Tuition $26,650
  • Application Fee $50
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 67.5

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • STOP 6216
  • 3601 4th St.
  • Lubbock 79430
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

A real-world medical education awaits aspiring physicians at Texas Tech School of Medicine. Changes in the health care system have created a demand for new types of physicians. Managed care and other reforms have created a need for physicians with new skills. Our medical school curriculum addresses these needs. In addition, Texas Tech has initiated a unique program - the combined MD/MBA degree plan where students can receive both degrees in four years.

Curriculum

Specific course requirements have been kept to a minimum to allow and encourage the student to have a broad and well-rounded education. The four-year curriculum provides a broad introduction to medical knowledge while developing the student's analytical and problem-solving skills. Students will have an opportunity for clinical experiences early in the first year through formal class work and mentoring by practicing physicians.

Facilities

The four campuses operate a total of 34 clinical departmental units and numerous clinical services and education programs which were previously unavailable in the West Texas region. A partial list of specialty services includes: Care for Women and Infants, including perinatal care and neonatal intensive care (four campuses), Pediatric subspecialty services and intensive care (four campuses), trauma centers and emergency medicine (two campuses), neurology and neuroscience centers (two campuses), a center for pain treatment and research, a regional burn center, a center for Alzheimer's disease, a cancer center and a program for bone marrow transplantation, a border community breast care program, and a rural community mobile mammography program. Recognition has been received for research in such areas as cardiovascular disease, alcohol toxicity, reproductive biology, steroidogenesis, and sick building syndrome.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 100
Negatively 9
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.84 130

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.34 95

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Merlin is a terrible online application site." More from this Member | Report Response

"AWESOME JOB. This school floated up from last place on my preferences!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, I enjoyed every minute of the interview day..." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. Very well organized day. Things have changed quite a bit. Didn't have any negative experiences unlike other users of the past." More from this Member | Report Response

"We started at least 30 minutes late, and I spent a total of like 3 hours waiting throughout the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Need a central area for interviewees to go back to during breaks (I guess they kind of used the Syne" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought they were great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They need to work on the online application process." More from this Member | Report Response

"Less down time during the interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-number the offices! There is no rhyme or reason to how the rooms are numbered. But the staff was" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine instead of a different career in service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Heavy focus on responses from the secondary... I mentioned having several animals in one of my responses and my interviewer asked me to tell her about my cat." More from this Member | Report Response

"As I haven't really looked at your file yet, please take about five minutes to tell me about yourself and why you are applying here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest academic achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get to where you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is something you are most proud of?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time your integrity was challenged." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me why you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Lubbock & TTUHSC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a third year medical student and an attending announced he planned to perform a procedure on a patient and you don't agree that it was necessary/good/appropriate, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews started with "Tell me about yourself, why medicine, why Tech, why Lubbock and what do you think is most important in your decision to pick a med school..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer: The questions were derived from my file mainly. Questions were about (1) osteopathic medicine (My app showed that I applied to many osteopathic schools). (2) Ethical question: how do you deal w/ a fellow medical student that showed up for a rotation with alcohol breath? (3) Talked about the economics of medicine (I had taken an economics class in undergrad). There were other questions but I really couldn't remember the rest." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on third year rotations and a fellow student had been drinking, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So now that I've told you how I came to be here, you tell me, how did you get here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of all of your volunteer activities, which is your favorite and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a 25 y.o. male and a 55 y.o. male who both needed a kidney transplant, who would you give the kidney to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your view of the rigors of medical school? How do you view it and what is your plan to pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you balance being a physician and a mother if you have children in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can I convince you to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer 1: tell me about yourself... Interviewer 2: explain what choices have led you to where you are now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to have children? (Ob/gyn asked that. then proceeded to tell me 15-25 was the most fertile age and that clock is ticking, (I am just 19 so it's ok with me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three of your strengths? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will Lubbock be a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something I don’t know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about the curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you're a fine arts major, how did you choose medicine and why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tel me about....(walked through my volunteer experiences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I see as the physician's role in society outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Random history/trivia questions related to my background and experience. (for example - What is an " More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical questions about why medicine and describing myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your career change." More from this Member | Report Response

"are you going into med. b/c of your dad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose one issue in healthcare, address it and describe your opinion about possible solutions. (This has been asked at every interview I've been to)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only knock on you is you have not traveled much. Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you want to do" More from this Member | Report Response

"15 years from now, what do you imagine yourself to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you enjoy Lubbock and El Paso?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you think were the causes of the Civil War?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"XXX is a very competitive undergraduate institution; do you think you are going to fit in at Tech? (Interviewer #2)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does personal integrity mean to you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to all the schools you interviewed at, would you highly consider going to Texas Tech and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to apply for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your decision going to be biased because of internships at other schools that you participated in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Construct for me the perfect doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? -this was the first question and it through me off gaurd. We had just sat through three hours of question and answer and I was scrapping to find something to ask." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can I do to interest you in Texas Tech? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How was Bolivia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your interest in medicine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why architecture major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your mcat score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing you learned or acquired from your experience at your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to live in this area of Texas after you graduate? How do you feel about becoming a rural physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the greatest problem in Medicine today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not be a social worker?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"TELL ME ABOUT YOUR UNIVERSITY. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are obviously close to your family. Would Lubbock be too far away for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ___. (from PS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point in your life did you begin to focus your career toward medicine, or was it a more gradual experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"on medicine: is it possible to implement socialized medicine in our country & if so, would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What influenced you to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class in college were you most passionate about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/what drew you/ any particular experiences or exposure to medicine/ what field in the future? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Tech and Lubbock? Have you ever been here before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of your best qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about Research Experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"My MCAT Scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you attend xyz college? (out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Status of healthcare in fifteen years? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why ... volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your one semester in which you got two C's...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical...Tell me about your research, volunteer work, leadership..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities of medicine do you admire? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I usually try to be thorough here, but in my two interviews there were no questions that stood out. These were very standard "get to know you" interviews. There were no difficult ethical questions or list questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make you choose one med school over another? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the issues doctors face today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your mother and father do? Have any siblings, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does HMO stand for and what do you think about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specifically about you would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what qualitites do you have that will help you when you are a doctor and which will help you get through medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What places are you going to visit this summer in Europe?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you married? (this still gets me!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of activities did you participate outside of schoolwork? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Say a classmate walks up to you and says he has a copy of the next exam. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you are a physician and upon leaving the room, your patient asks you on a romantic date. How do you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are a doctor and you post a status on Facebook that offends one of your patients, how do you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a pencil, tell me three things you would do with the pencil besides write or erase." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interview we talked about electronic health records and the future of digital medicine. The interviewer was high in the EHR department for TT so this was definitely a fun conversation with him." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you felt humbled?" More from this Member | Report Response

""If a patient comes up to you and says that they are offended by something they saw on your facebook, what would you do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a child who has cardiovascular problems is not receiving the medications he needs because his parents do not want to give him the medicine, what would you do as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient presenting back pains who has already been perscribed pain medicine came to you to ask for a referral to an acupunctureist, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer picked a statement from PS, and he debated with me on it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a third year medical student and an attending announced he planned to perform a procedure on a patient and you don't agree that it was necessary/good/appropriate, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in the room with a patient and they asked you out on a date what would you do? What are your views on dating patients? I ended up saying that I was married and either way I would have to say no to the patient. Then he asked me what I would have done if I wasnt married, and I said that of course I would say no because it would be an awkward situation and not worth the problems it could cause." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite plant? (I expressed interest in horticulture)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in doing a rotation in a third world country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of philosophy would you use as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. They were all very typical, easy interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both were more like conversations about our lives versus actual Q&A." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a story." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"If your baby was about to die an imminent death, and the drug at the pharmacy is too expensive to afford, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just interesting that both my interviewers were MS IIIs." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of "strength of character"? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I handle it after I've had a bad experience with a customer/patient at work (I work in a pharmacy), and do the feelings linger with me over the day or just go away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your take on religion (I'm a religion/philosophy major)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was your mom on fertility treatment when she had triplets or was it natural. ( that has a lot to do with the interview?! interviewer was ob/gyn though, so i guess it interested her. )" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why isn't your mother a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I remember only one thing about you, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we only accepted one student, why should it be you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So where exactly is covent garden (my street name)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We discussed my time abroad and current job ad nauseum." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most sressful time during college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, while i was there i decided to apply for the MD/MBA program and had to add on a third interview to that day... the first interviewer asked me about my early childhood days overseas... wasn't expecting that one, really not that odd" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you hope we would not talk about today? How can Tech help you become a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to any DO schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it's acceptable for Hispanic women to assume a role model position?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can I convince you to come to this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really... very conversational interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you won the lottery how would you spent the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare will become more socialized in the next 10 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you're multilingual?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your career change." More from this Member | Report Response

"my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question in regard to the research I've participated in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think about you wanting to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a star and are probably going to end up at Southwestern or Baylor we dont get your type here...would you even consider us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did the little boy you wrote about die or did he get better" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you really considering Texas Tech?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, they were very sweet and personal questions" More from this Member | Report Response

""You took a class in pre-civil war American History, what was the most interesting thing you learned in that class and why would I (mind you he wanted me to answer why HE would find it interesting) find that interesting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not asked anything interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you vote for Prop. 13? (The Texas Constitutional Amend. limiting malpractice award amounts)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the future holds for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about statistics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you bitter about your parents divorce?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do so many doctors turn to drugs and alcohol?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the three most important characteristics in a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(After looking at my file)...You want to come here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was your trip to Bolivia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the problems facing the health care industry in the next 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be getting married in the next couple of years? If so, will your spouse move to Lubbock?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your culture?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your MCAT score? And right after that question she stopped the interview, told me that with my activities, life experience, and gpa, that I was guaranteed an acceptance and then bid me farewell....That caught me completely off guard, especially since I'm a natural pessimist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the usual." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was from Nigeria and she asked me about the current political, social, and economic conditions there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is the U.S. having such difficulty in dealing with world politics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethics questions, but very basic...how to handle DNR orders" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics Question regarding the lost of physician autonomy and leading to a discussion on existing disparities in healthcare. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is this (webpage of a project I did my freshman year in college) about? He had googled my name and found it..." More from this Member | Report Response

"who are your role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did I learn from my university?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point in your life did you begin to focus your career toward medicine, or was it a more gradual experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"an analogy question about relating an extracurricular(non-health related) activity to medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you little brother. I guess she saw in my application that I had a 19 yo brother, but he wasn't mentioned anywhere else in my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do I just suddenly dropped to the floor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what prevents people from seeking medical care in your community? what about psychiatric medical care? sexual medical care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was mostly asked ?'s about my background and experiences in health care. I was asked about future issues in health care in the state of Texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst class you took and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you like to be in Lubbock?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are all the negatives about being a doctor? .... Given all these negatives, why do you want to be one?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important issue facing the health care industry today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me something I don't know about medicine " More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were kind of generic..... my first interview was a little harder... i was asked: what kind of people do I like to be with? and also, about my feelings of providing medicine for those who can't afford it" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had many good and interesting questions. One was what makes you think you will like medicine over another profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue a MD/MBA and what kind of changes would you make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about making flu vaccinations mandatory?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I change the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you that there are 7 medical schools in Texas? WHy are there so many different schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were pretty standard questions. Nothing too interesting or difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you more like your mom or dad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was all conversation about my healthcare experiences, Lubbock, and life as a med student." More from this Member | Report Response

"My job experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one area in medicine that you feel will impact doctors the most in the next ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would be your most difficult patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much what you'd expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of experience discouraged you the most when thinking about going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think healthcare will change in California if Arnold S. is elected governor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I ask you???? He literally asked me what he should ask me? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you want to go to medical school in Texas if you went to your undergraduate out-of-state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the Democratic Presidential candidates? Who do you think will receive the nomination? Who has the strongest platform? (I'm a liberal arts major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see the medical field changing in the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This response is to the few negative interview experiences that are posted on this site. I am currently a fourth year med student at Temple. The one thing that I can say is that my education has been first rate. Temple gives you the relaxed atmosphere of learning. There is no cut throat type of behavior during the basic science years. Furthermore, the clerkships at Temple hospital are incredible. No other school in Philadelphia will give the type of trauma and core internal medicine that Temple will give you. In addition, Temple continues to have first rate match lists. They post match lists on their website for anyone to access unlike many other schools. Board scores are above average every year with the school's average being second only to Penn in Philly. ALso, I think someone mentioned that they lost their children's hospital? I don't know why they would say that? Temple Children's is right next to the main hospital and is doing well and thriving. If anyone has any questions about Temple please feel free to reply to this post" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were confronted with a situation where a close friend and colleague had made a mistake in a procedure/treatment, would you be inclined to cover for your close friend or would you disclose the entire truth despite the consequences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what do you think of Lubbuck?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel that previous medical education will change your perspective for future studies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name some negative things about a doctor, then the interviewer asked me, despite these negative things you listed as doctor, why do you still want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know why you became interested in medicine, but why do you continue to be interested in it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was very interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of music do you listen to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were queen for a day, how would set up the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you going to Europe in the summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your business - an opportunity for me to show-off!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about some of your plans before entering medical school, such as travelling, studying abroad..etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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