In 2007, the patient clinics of the regional School of Medicine in El Paso (now TTUHSC
El Paso) united under the name Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, the El Paso branch
of Texas Tech Physicians. Texas Tech Physicians is a network of more than 500 physicians
across Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, and the Permian Basin—the largest group medical
practice in West Texas.
Eleven Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso (TTP El Paso) doctors make the list of El
Paso's Best Doctors.
The First Annual Research Day is held. Faculty from the El Paso campus join faculty
from UTEP to discuss six research areas: cancer, diabetes/obesity, HIV/AIDS, genetics,
infectious diseases, and community-based research.
The Texas State Legislature approves $48 million for the School of Medicine in El
Paso. 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 the El Paso campus 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 the El Paso campus another
$70,000 donation from the group.
The El Paso campus announces that its 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 School of Medicine in El Paso, the largest gift ever to be received in the
On September 20, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst expresses his continued support of the
School of Medicine in El Paso after completing a tour of the Medical Sciences 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).