University Medical Center of El Paso has affiliation agreements with virtually all of the region’s educational institutions. The largest is their partnership with Texas Tech. In 1973, they became affiliated with the Texas Tech University School of Medicine when it established a Regional Academic Health Sciences Center on their campus and designated University Medical Center of El Paso as its primary teaching site. Resident physicians receive post-graduate training at University Medical Center of El Paso in Family Practice, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Radiology. Texas Tech opened the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine on the University Medical Center/Texas Tech campus in 2009. Together, UMC and Texas Tech are also home to five fellowship programs in Radiology, Nephrology, Sports Medicine, Cardiology, and Gastroenterology.
University Medical Center of El Paso also has affiliation agreements with the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community College, Texas Tech University Health Science at El Paso, New Mexico State University, and Sul Ross State University. Nursing and Allied Health Career students in these schools’ programs (future nurses, therapists, technicians, etc.) receive their clinical training at University Medical Center of El Paso. And they collaborate with the many vocational health-training programs in our region. All told, they have over 50 memorandums of agreement with the region’s educational institutions, including the area’s Magnet High Schools for the Health Professions.