The Scope Weekly News Letter

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Students attending the new Hunt School of Dental Medicine will gain real-world experience treating patients in the Texas Tech Dental Oral Health Clinic, now under construction on campus.

The TTUHSC El Paso Difference

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Stay in-the-know by attending TTUHSC El Paso events, lectures and presentations, and learning about initiatives and trainings on campus.

Foster School of Medicine to Welcome Class of 2024 with White Coat Ceremony

116 students will receive their white coats Saturday at MSB II.

Hunt School of Dental Medicine Begins Interviewing Inaugural Class Applicants

Applicants have the option of in-person or virtual interviews.

School of Nursing Faculty Highlight: Jaclyn Reyes, M.S.N., R.N.

A native El Pasoan, Reyes is always ready with words of encouragement for her students. 

COVID-19: Latest Campus Announcements at

Visit the Student and Employees section of our microsite.  

TT HealthWatch – A Look at the Latest Medical News and Research

This week's topics include an enzyme and risk of COVID-19 infection, transmission among child care centers, rates of antibodies to COVID in health care workers, and stimulating new white blood cells and COVID.

Community Corner

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Events, conferences, and continuing medical education activities open to the public.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds - Sept. 23

"Death Certification During COVID-19 Times," presented by El Paso County Chief Medical Examiner Mario Rascon, M.D.

10,000 Steps for 100 Days - Oct. 1-Jan. 8

Be a step millionaire: Maintain 10,000 steps a day for 100 days to hit 1 million. 

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Oct. 2

"Gender Dysphoria: The Role of a Psychiatrist," presented by Shivani Mehta, M.D., and Charles Odom, M.D.

Save the Date: Breast Cancer Care Symposium - Oct. 15

Presented on Webex.

Save the Date - 21st Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference and Pediatric Update - Dec. 3

Presented on Webex.

Save the Date - 2nd Annual Neoplastic Disease: Update for Practitioners - Dec. 7-8

Presented by the Department of Pathology, this conference is designed to familiarize health care professionals with real-life cases of neoplastic diseases, their diagnosis and treatment.

2020 Pediatric Environmental Health Grand Rounds Schedule

These virtual sessions will take place twice a month from through December 2020.

Obesity Bias in a Clinical Setting - CME Enduring Material

This online activity, directed by Jennifer Salinas, Ph.D., M.S.W., addresses patient experience, barriers to care, physician bias, consequences of bias and other related topics.

Institutional Faculty Development Course XVIII - CME Enduring Material

"Initiation of a Telehealth Visit," presented by Diego De La Mora, M.D., FACP. 

Notice to Patients: Dr. Carla Alvarado is Leaving Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso

Effective Sept. 1, 2020, Dr. Alvarado will no longer see patients at TTP El Paso.

Community Partner Discounts and Hotels for Front-Line Health Care Professionals

Free hotel rooms, special offers and discounts for El Paso health care workers.

Employee, Student and Resident Assistance Programs Available Via Webex

Take advantage of telehealth services.

Institutional Faculty Development Program 19

Remote learning

This program is designed to help faculty apply adult teaching and learning principles face-to-face and online.

IFDP 19 Overview 2020-2021

An overview of program blocks and online courses.

IFDP 19 Adult Teaching and Learning Schedule

Upcoming live teleconferences that will complement online adult teaching and learning courses.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - Oct. 2

"Program Overview; Housekeeping and Networking; Introduction to the Adult Teaching and Learning Course," presented by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D.

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - Oct. 7

"The Educational Cycle," presented by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D. 

IFDP 19 Live Teleconference - Oct. 14

"Learning Formats," presented by Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, M.D., Ph.D. 

Culture and Diversity

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Find out what lectures, panel discussions, and presentations are coming up from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Health.

Marginalization and Mental Health - Sept. 23

The Diversity and Global Health Perspectives Lecture Series welcomes guest speaker Lindsay E. Page, M.D.

Learn Conversational Spanish

Would you like to learn conversational Spanish to improve the quality of patient care? Click for more information on learning Spanish in a group setting. 

Be a Facilitator for the Spanish Lab

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Global Health is looking for fluent Spanish speakers to serve as facilitators in the Spanish Lab. 

Achieving Excellence

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Stay up-to-date with campus announcements, informational sessions, and trainings.

Welcome to the TTUHSC El Paso family!

Faculty and Staff Picture Day – Oct. 8

Photos will be taken from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the AEC 202 Faculty Lounge. Please note the special instructions for reserving a time and masking/social distancing.

Institutional Faculty Development Online Modules - CME Enduring Material

This online activity is intended for TTUHSC El Paso faculty and requires no fees for receiving credit upon completion.  

Information Technology Security Incidence Response

The IT Department would like to remind all faculty, staff and students about the proper process for responding to an IT security incident.

Shuttle Etiquette Reminder

Reminders for students, faculty and staff.

Parking Reminder – Overflow

Click here for more information on parking at TTUHSC El Paso. 

Reminder from Information Technology: Think Before You Click! 

Some things to consider before clicking suspicious links.

2020-2021 Holiday Schedule

Click to view TTUHSC El Paso holidays.