Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Texas Tech Medical School Consulting Committee
DATE OF INTERVIEW: December 12, 1970
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: None given
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 2 hours, 45 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Tape 1: Various consulting committees of Texas Tech Medical School discuss the curriculum of medical students.

Tape 2: The committees discuss educational programs in hospitals and coursework.

Tape 3: The nature of the Medical School’s teaching hospital is discussed.

TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Concern over student lab practices and training
Available research for students and faculty
Research requirements
Necessity of research for students and faculty
Qualifications for biostatistics and computer medicine faculty
Required staff for Medical School
Formality of curriculum
Student advisors
Student exposure to future in medicine
Duration of medical school
Combination of lecture and clinical experience
Faculty requirements
Full-time faculty
Physician
Major commitment to the Medical School
Student progress
Curriculum organization
Flexible
Blocks of material
Allow self-paced progress
Interchangeable time slots
Future oriented foundation of Medical School
Observations of other medical schools
Service area of the schools

Consideration of basic sciences in medical education
Teaching methods
Objective and integrated curriculum
Flexible curriculum
Modular in nature

TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Student research and study areas
Discussion of Health Professions
Education system
State and federal funding
Resources for medical school outreach
Centralization of facilities
Medical communications
Medical school
Patients
Public education
Planning for future health communications
Continuing medical education
Communications faculty advisors
Communications education
Need for foundation in medical school
Graduate and undergraduate program
Centralization of facilities
Veterinary/zoology department
Possible veterinary school development
Faculty requirements

Various medical careers

TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Balancing student and patient needs
Teaching hospital concepts
Residence programs
University responsibility and authority of medical programs
High standards established
Maintenance of standards
Development of linked programs and disciplines
Compromise clinical and basic sciences
Practice patient involvement
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Basic sciences in curriculum
Preparatory program
Faculty production organization
Connected clinical and basic sciences
Schedule free and elective time
Applications to curriculum
Available resources and facilities
Interdisciplinary approaches
Screening systems
Emergency and drop-in facilities
TAPE THREE, SIDE ONE: Audio-visual integration in hospitals allied with medical school
Administrative and educational concepts
Necessary facilities
Teaching hospital screening
Contrast to other local hospitals
Types of patients for charity or teaching hospitals
Necessary facilities for both types
Allied hospitals integrated
Centralized medical center
TAPE THREE, SIDE TWO: Blank
RANGE DATES: 1970
BULK DATES: 1970