Eleven Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso doctors make the list of El Paso's Best Doctors.
The patient clinics of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
unite under one name and identity—Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso. This unifies patient
care across Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, and the Permian Basin, bringing together
more than 500 physicians to create the largest network of physicians and health care
professionals in West Texas.
The First Annual Research Day is held. Faculty from TTUHSC El Paso join faculty from
UTEP to discuss six research areas: cancer, diabetes/obesity, HIV/AIDS, genetics,
infectious diseases, and community-based research.
The Texas Legislature approves $48 million for the TTUHSC El Paso School of Medicine.
On June 12, Governor Rick Perry arrives in El Paso to attend a ceremonial signing
for the higher education legislature and to celebrate the passage of a bill that provides
millions in start-up funds for the full four-year medical school.
In November, the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) visits the campus
to determine whether TTUHSC El Paso is prepared to be provisionally accredited, which
will allow the school to accept its first class of medical students in 2009.
John C. Baldwin, M.D., is named President of the TTUHSC System.
David J. Steele, Ph.D., and Brian W. Tobin, Ph.D., begin work at TTUHSC El Paso to
assist with the development of the curriculum for the four-year medical school and
accreditation by the LCME. By August of 2009, 60 to 80 new faculty members are expected
to be hired.
The Rotary Clubs of El Paso’s celebrity chef event earns TTUHSC El Paso another $70,000
donation from the group.
TTUHSC El Paso announces that the El Paso School of Medicine will be named in honor
of Paul L. Foster, president and CEO of Western Refining, Inc. Foster donated $50
million to the TTUHSC El Paso School of Medicine, the largest gift ever to be received
in the Texas Tech University System.
On September 20, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst expresses his continued support of the
TTUHSC El Paso School of Medicine after completing a tour of the Medical Science Building
I and the Medical Education Building. During the 80th Texas Legislative Session, Dewhurst
secures $48 million in the 2008-09 state budget to help fund the faculty.
President John Baldwin appoints Regional Dean Jose Manuel de la Rosa, M.D. as founding
dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM).