TTU celebrates the School of Medicine's 40th anniversary - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/11/09

TTU celebrates the School of Medicine's 40th anniversary

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University celebrated an important milestone birthday Friday night, the School of Medicine turned 40-years-old.  There has been a weeklong celebration recognizing this special gift to the Lubbock community, in which more than 20% of the physicians trained here have stayed here to serve the growing needs of the area.

Steven Berk, M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine at TTUHSC, said, "It's over 40-years of progress, of training over 3,000 medical students to be physicians in this area. It's training to do great things and making breakthroughs in research and its taking care of patients from West Texas. The school has done better and better over 40-years." 

It was in May of 1969, that then Governor Preston Smith signed into law the bill that created the Texas Tech University School of Medicine.  Since then, it has become a multi-campus institution with Lubbock as the anchor and satellite campuses in Amarillo, El Paso and Odessa.

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