Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
FMAT Degree Program a Success

FMAT Degree Program a Success

IMG_0570 TTUHSC FMAT Program Faculty with Inaugural Class

In 2010, a new three-year medical degree program that would provide more primary care physicians received national coverage. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine created the first three-year medical degree approved by the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education. The Family Medicine Accelerated Track (FMAT) program allows primary care students at the TTUHSC School of Medicine to complete their degree in three years at about half of the cost of the standard four-year program. This month, the first FMAT class completes family medicine residency training and began their careers as practicing physicians.FMAT training began for the first class of students in June 2011; those first eight students graduated from medical school in May 2013, began residency the following July, and completed their third and final year of family medicine residency in June 2016. To date, 31 students have graduated from the program and begun family medicine residency. Eighteen additional students are currently in the FMAT program. 

Congratulations to the program graduates:

Dr. Keeley Ewing-Bramblett

Dr. Clay Buchanan

Dr. Robert Cooper

Dr. Emily Dosier

Dr. Amanda Hartman

Dr. Eileen Sprys

Dr. Seth Wilhelm

Dr. Charles Willnauer