Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) is to provide an outstanding education and development opportunities for a diverse group of students, residents, faculty and staff; advance knowledge through innovation and research; and serve the needs of our socially and culturally diverse communities and regions.

PLFSOM Student Affairs and TTUHSC El Paso Student Services

The mission of TTUHSC El Paso Office of Student Affairs is to be an advocate for the student as they successfully navigate the medical education pathway. We are there to help from the first day of orientation at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine until completion of the M.D. We offer help in multiple areas. Our goal is to see the student develop personally, academically, and professionally into the best doctor possible.

The Office Student Affairs is responsible for the students enrolled in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. We collaborate with Student Services which serves all students in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, including Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON), L. Frederick Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM), and the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSDM).

The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) reserves the right to change, modify, amend, or rescind, in whole or in part, this handbook at any time without prior notice. This handbook supersedes all previous editions. The provisions of this handbook do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any student or faculty member and PLFSOM.