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Primary Care Physician Shortage: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Has the Solution
Date:3/24/2010

ww.ttuhsc.edu/newsevents/2010/march/fmat.aspx" onclick="linkClick( this.href );" target="_blank" title="Family Medicine Accelerated Track">FMAT curriculum is unique and includes early introduction to clinical care in a Family Medicine Clerkship that spans the entire second year of the program. Simon Williams, Ph.D., associate dean for TTUHSC Academic Affairs, said the curriculum is structured to provide an exceptional education.

“The program design ensures that the educational experience of each student will satisfy all of the requirements for awarding a degree of Doctor of Medicine,” Williams said. “The students will participate in additional activities during the revised three-year curriculum to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to be fully qualified and excellent primary care physicians.”

The TTUHSC SOM FMAT program was approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association sponsor the LCME.

With the LCME approval, the TTUHSC SOM will begin accepting FMAT students from the incoming class this summer. TTUHSC SOM has presented its approved program to the national Council of Deans and other medical schools are expected to pursue similar programs in the future.

Contact:
Suzanna Cisneros Martinez
suzanna.martinez(at)ttuhsc(dot)edu
(806) 743-2143

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