Graduate Medical Education
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine offers 15 approved residency and fellowship programs with openings for approximately 260 residents and fellows. In addition, the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine serves as a major participating institution for the orthopaedic surgery residency program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. All of these residency and fellowship programs meet the accreditation standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties. The program director of each department manages the recruiting, education, training and evaluation of its residents. The Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education are responsible for general oversight and monitoring of all residency programs.
Most of the clinical experience residents receive is provided at University Medical Center of El Paso. Nonetheless, we also have partnerships with multiple hospital systems in the community, including El Paso Children’s Hospital and The Hospitals of Providence.
Associate Academic Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Dr. Meza graduated from the University of Juarez School of Medicine in Juarez, Mexico. He subsequently trained in internal medicine at TTUHSC El Paso. Dr. Meza underwent his infectious diseases fellowship training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Meza took over the position of associate dean for graduate medical education in June of 2009. Prior to this appointment he was the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso internal medicine residency program director for seven years.