Graduate Medical Education House Staff Association

What is the House Staff Association and what purpose does it serve?

An independent, non-profit organization managed by Texas Tech University HSC El Paso residents and fellows, we represent the interests of house staff and address issues that directly affect them during residency/fellowship.

The House Staff Association (HSA) has been the organization dedicated to representing all accredited residents and fellows in graduate medical dducation (GME) training programs at TTUHSC El Paso.

Although independent, the HSA works side-by-side with the GME office to provide job-related and educational information as well as benefits, perks, and social activities to make the lives of the residents and fellows more manageable.

In addition to serving as HSA representatives, this association provides residents and fellows with non-clinical leadership opportunities by encouraging participation on several TTUHSC El Paso and hospital standing committees. Through these committees, the House Staff Association contributes to hospital/clinical health care and administrative policies, as well as ethical and educational standards.

Another function of the association is to serve as a bridge between the residents/fellows and the graduate medical education office to voice concerns that cannot be resolved within the individual training program and also to provide feedback without intimidation or retaliation and in a confidential manner. If any issue or concern arises, the HSA will meet to discuss the problem, work to find a solution, decide on a plan of action, and follow-up until the issue is resolved.