The Foster School of Medicine’s class of 2022 has overcome enormous challenges to arrive at the cusp of their next great adventure: residency training.
They completed their last two years of education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and on Friday, March 18, they celebrated Match Day with family and friends.
Friday was Match Day 2022 nationwide, when thousands of graduating medical students across the country found out where they will continue their training.
All 91 members of the Foster School of Medicine’s class of 2022 matched to residency programs across the nation. This includes:
- 18 Foster School of Medicine students who matched with residencies in the Borderplex region.
- Of those 18 students, 17 matched with residencies in El Paso.
- Of those 17 students, 15 matched with residencies at TTUHSC El Paso.
Additionally, a preliminary number of 68 medical students from other schools around the world matched with TTUHSC El Paso residency programs, and six residents will begin fellowships at TTUHSC El Paso.
TTUHSC El Paso offers 15 residency programs with openings for more than 200 talented medical residents from the Borderland and across the nation. Residency programs currently offered include: emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, OB-GYN, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, surgery and orthopedic surgery. All residency programs at TTUHSC El Paso meet the accreditation standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties.
New Residency Program
This year, TTUHSC El Paso’s Match Day expanded to include a new residency program for family medicine. Residents will train at the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso at Transmountain clinical practice, a collaboration between The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus and TTUHSC El Paso. The partnership is helping to expand the Foster School of Medicine’s training capacity and improve access to health care in the region.
All programs at TTUHSC El Paso provide residents with unique clinical training experiences and opportunities for research and scholarly activities. TTUHSC El Paso’s location along the U.S.-Mexico border also provides residents the opportunity to better understand border health and practice culturally competent care for the region’s predominantly Hispanic population.
In time, TTP El Paso at Transmountain will be home to up to 100 new resident positions at the West El Paso site. Medical residents often remain in the region where they are train, so matching to El Paso residencies helps fulfill the Foster School of Medicine’s mission of reducing physician shortages impacting the Borderplex.