Texas Tech University - Lubbock

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center / Office of Admissions, Room 2B116 / 3601 4th Street / Lubbock, TX USA 79430

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
84
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1969
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
73
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.83
Median MCAT
512
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
TMDSAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$60
Other Tests
CASPer

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22-'23)

Areas of Interest Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is responsible for providing primary health care to 108 counties of West Texas. We are interested in hearing about the areas of medicine that interest you. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest in the available text box (if checked, a box will appear with a 100 word limit):

Practicing in an underserved area

Rural health

Medical Research

Medical Academics

Primary Care

Border Health

Public Health

Other (Please describe below)

ESSAY PROMPTS

The only prompts that are REQUIRED are 2. and 7.

1. Have you experienced any road bumps in your academic career? (Low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.) (yes or no)1. 1 If so, please explain your circumstance. (250 words or less)

2. Please share any lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic that you would like the admissions committee to consider – either regarding yourself or your community – about any or all of the topics below? (300 words or less)

  • Disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, community and or personal life.
  • Creative ways in which you were able to serve your community during the crisis.
  • Hardships you may have faced as a result of isolation, quarantine or illness

3. If you are applying to a dual degree program, please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself) (Note that if you select more than one program in this section you will be required to rank them in order of importance. 200 words or less)(note that you get 200 words for each program if you choose more than one)(MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PHD, MD/JD, or NONE)

4. Are you applying to our MD & E program? (yes or no)

4.1 Describe your motivation to pursue this program, be sure to include how you expect to benefit from the program. (200 words or less)

4.2 How do you anticipate this program making you a more efficient caregiver? (200 words or less)

4.3 Please list the highest-level math/chemistry/physics course you have taken or are currently taking. (200 words or less)

4.4 What projects have you been involved in that require programming and/or machine languages? What languages do you prefer? ( 200 words or less)

5. Are you applying FMAT? (yes or no)

5.1 What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program (200 words or less)?

5.2 What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program (200 words or less)?

5.3 What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties (200 words or less)?

6. Have you experienced any hardship or adversity, personally or professionally? (yes or no)if so, please share your experience with us. (200 words or less)

7. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (200 words or less)

8. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties? (yes or no)

8.1 If yes, what town or county did you reside in, or what other factors would you cite? (100 words or less)

9. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine? (yes or no)

9.1 If yes, what was the name of the program and where was this program hosted (sponsoring school)? (100 words or less)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Select your area(s) of interest (please check all that apply). For each selected area, please list related activities; completed, current or planned. There is a 100 word limit for each selected area:

a. Practicing in an underserved area

b. Rural health

c. Medical Research

d. Medical Academics

e. Primary Care

f. Border Health

g. Other (please describe below)

2. Have you experienced any road bumps in your academic career? (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.) If yes, please explain your circumstance. (250 words or less)

3. Please share any lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic that you would like the admissions committee to consider – either regarding yourself or your community – about any or all of the topics below? (300 words or less)

4. Disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, community and or personal life.

5. Creative ways in which you were able to serve your community during the crisis.

6. Hardships you may have faced as a result of isolation, quarantine or illness

7. If you are applying to a dual degree program, please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself) (Note that if you select more than one program in this section you will be required to rank them in order of importance. 200 words or less)

8. Are you applying to our MD & E program?

a. Please list the highest-level math/chemistry/physics course you have taken or are currently taking.

b. What programming language are you most comfortable using?

c. Describe your motivation to pursue this program, be sure to include how you expect to benefit from this program.

d. How do you anticipate this program making you a more efficient caregiver?

9. Are you applying to FMAT?

a. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program? (200 words or less)

b. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program? (200 words or less)

c. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties? (200 words or less)

10. Have you experienced any hardship or adversity; personally or professionally? If yes, please share your experience with us. (200 words or less)

11. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities. (200 words or less)

12. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties? If yes, what town or county did you reside in, or what other factors would you cite? (100 words or less)

13. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine? If yes, what was the name of the program and where was this program hosted (sponsoring school)? (100 words or less)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is responsible for providing primary health care to 108 counties of West Texas. We are interested in hearing about the areas of medicine that interest you. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest in the available text box.

Areas of interest: 100 words or less each

a. FMAT

b. Practicing in an underserved area

c. Rural health

d. Medical Research

e. Medical Academics

f. Primary Care

g. Border Health

h. Public Health

i. Other (Please describe below)

2. Have you experienced any road bumps in your academic career? (Low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.) (Yes/No)

3. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown? (300 words or less)

4. Please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, what type of practice - clinic, hospital, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.). (300 words or less)

5. If you are applying to a dual degree program, please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself) (350 words or less) [Options are MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, MD/JD, or None of the above]

6. Have you experienced any hardship or adversity, personally or professionally? (Yes/No)

7. Are you applying to FMAT? (Yes/No)

8. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (300 words or less).

9. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties? (Yes/No)

10. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine? (Yes/No)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Select your area(s) of interest (please check all that apply). For each selected area, please list related activities; completed, current or planned. There is a 100 word limit for each selected area:

a. Practicing in an underserved area

b. Rural health

c. Medical Research

d. Medical Academics

e. Primary Care

f. Border Health

g. Other (please describe below)

2. Have you experienced any road bumps in your academic career? (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.) If yes, please explain your circumstance. (300 words or less)

3. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown? (300 words or less)

4. Please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, what type of practice - clinic, hospital, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.). (300 words or less)

5. If you are applying to a dual degree program, please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself) (350 words or less)

6. Have you experienced any hardship or adversity; personally or professionally? If yes, please share your experience with us.

7. Are you applying to FMAT?

a. What is your marital status?

b. What town and state(s) have you lived in to age 18?

c. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program? (300 words or less)

d. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program? (300 words or less)

e. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties? (300 words or less)

8. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities. (300 words or less)

9. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties? If yes, what town or county did you reside in, or what other factors would you cite? (100 words or less)

10. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine? If yes, what was the name of the program and where was this program hosted (sponsoring school)? (200 words or less)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is responsible for providing primary health care to 108 counties of West Texas. We are interested in hearing about the areas of medicine that interest you. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest in the available text box.

Areas of interest: 100 words or less each

a. FMAT

b. Practicing in an underserved area

c. Rural health

d. Medical Research

e. Medical Academics

f. Primary Care

g. Border Health

h. Public Health

i. Other (Please describe below)

2. Of the activities listed in your primary application, identify 3 that you consider to be the most meaningful in your pursuit of a medical career and explain why. (300 words or less)

3. Have you experienced any road bumps in your academic career? (Low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.) (Yes/No)

4. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown? (300 words or less)

5. Please describe what you would see as the ideal practice for you. (Where, what type of practice “ clinic, hospital, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.). (300 words or less)

6. If you are applying to a dual degree program, please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself) (350 words or less) [Options are MD/MBA, MD/MPH, FMAT, MD/PhD (must complete the AMCAS application as the primary application), MD/JD (must complete the AMCAS application as the primary application), I am not applying to a dual degree or special program.]

7. Are you applying to FMAT? (Yes/No)

8. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (300 words or less).

9. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties? (Yes/No)

10. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine? (Yes/No)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. As a medical school that is focused on primary care with some emphasis on rural health, we are interested in the areas our applicants are considering practicing. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest. Please list them individually in a bulleted format in the text box provided below. If you are interested in something other than primary care, please indicate your interest in the OTHER category.

a. F-MAT (Family Medicine Accelerated Track)

b. Practicing in an underserved area

c. Interested in rural health

d. Medical Research

e. Medical Academics

f. Primary Care

g. Border Health

h. Public Health

i. Other

2. List your activities (completed, current or planned) related to the selections made in question #1.

3. Have you experienced any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.)? (Y/N) If so, please explain your circumstance:

4. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown (500 words or less)?

5. In 500 words or less please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, type of practice --- clinic, hospital, both, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.)

6. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (500 words or less).

7. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties?

8. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school, to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine?

9. Are you applying to FMAT?

a. Marital Status

b. Town and State(s) you lived in from birth to age 18

c. Are you a current student of TTUHSC SOM?

d. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program (300 words)?

e. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program (300 words)?

f. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties (300 words)?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. If you are applying to the MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, JD/MD or FMAT program(s), please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. As a medical school that is focused on primary care with some emphasis on rural health, we are interested in the areas our applicants are considering practicing. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest. Please list them individually in a bulleted format in the text box provided below. If you are interested in something other than primary care, please indicate your interest in the OTHER category.

a. F-MAT (Family Medicine Accelerated Track)

b. Practicing in an underserved area

c. Interested in rural health

d. Medical Research

e. Medical Academics

f. Primary Care

g. Border Health

h. Public Health

i. Other

2. List your activities (completed, current or planned) related to the selections made in question #1.

3. Have you experienced any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.)? (Y/N) If so, please explain your circumstance:

4. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown (500 words or less)?

5. In 500 words or less please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, type of practice --- clinic, hospital, both, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.)

6. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (500 words or less).

7. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties?

8. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school, to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine?

9. Are you applying to FMAT?

a. Marital Status

b. Town and State(s) you lived in from birth to age 18

c. Are you a current student of TTUHSC SOM?

d. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program (300 words)?

e. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program (300 words)?

f. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties (300 words)?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. If you are applying to the MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, JD/MD or FMAT program(s), please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. As a medical school that is focused on primary care with some emphasis on rural health, we are interested in the areas our applicants are considering practicing. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest. Please list them individually in a bulleted format in the text box provided below. If you are interested in something other than primary care, please indicate your interest in the OTHER category.

a. F-MAT (Family Medicine Accelerated Track)

b. Practicing in an underserved area

c. Interested in rural health

d. Medical Research

e. Medical Academics

f. Primary Care

g. Border Health

h. Other

2. List your activities (completed, current or planned) related to the selections made in question #1.

3. Have you experienced any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.)? (Y/N) If so, please explain your circumstance:

4. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown (500 words or less)?

5. In 500 words or less please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, type of practice --- clinic, hospital, both, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.)

6. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (500 words or less).

7. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties?

8. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school, to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine?

9. Are you applying to FMAT?

a. Marital Status

b. Town and State(s) you lived in from birth to age 18

c. Are you a current student of TTUHSC SOM?

d. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program (300 words)?

e. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program (300 words)?

f. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties (300 words)?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. If you are applying to the MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, JD/MD or FMAT program(s), please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. As a medical school that is focused on primary care with some emphasis on rural health, we are interested in the areas our applicants are considering practicing. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest. Please list them individually in a bulleted format in the text box provided below. If you are interested in something other than primary care, please indicate your interest in the OTHER category.

a. F-MAT (Family Medicine Accelerated Track)

b. Practicing in an underserved area

c. Interested in rural health

d. Medical Research

e. Medical Academics

f. Primary Care

g. Border Health

h. Other

2. List your activities (completed, current or planned) related to the selections made in question #1.

3. Have you experienced any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.)? (Y/N) If so, please explain your circumstance:

4. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown (500 words or less)?

5. In 500 words or less please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, type of practice --- clinic, hospital, both, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.)

6. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (500 words or less).

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. If you are applying to the MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, JD/MD or FMAT program(s), please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. As a medical school that is focused on primary care with some emphasis on rural health, we are interested in the areas our applicants are considering practicing. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest. Please list them individually in a bulleted format in the text box provided below. If you are interested in something other than primary care, please indicate your interest in the OTHER category. Areas of interest:

a. F-MAT (Family Medicine Accelerated Track)

b. Practicing in an underserved area

c. Interested in rural health

d. Medical Research

e. Medical Academics

f. Primary Care

g. Border Health

h. Other

2. List your activities (completed, current or planned) related to the selections made in question #1.

3. Have you had to repeat, withdraw from or drop a course?

4. If you answered yes to question #3 above, please list and explain why these courses had to be dropped/repeated/withdrawn:

5. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown (500 words or less)?

6. In 500 words or less please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (where, type of practice --- clinic, hospital, both, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.)

7. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (500 words or less)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. If you are applying to the MD/MBA, MD/PhD, JD/MD or FMAT program(s); please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself)

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