As competition and the need for an outstanding and unique application continues to grow in the medical education field, Texas Tech’s Honors College has added a new program to help students stand out.

The Honors College, in conjunction with the Health Sciences Center, has announced their new Health and Humanities track.

The addition to the Honors Arts and Letters major was created to give each student the best possible background and educational experiences prior to enrolling in medical school.

Texas Tech School of Medicine Physician Dr. Steven Berk said “While basic science is still a backbone of pre-med preparation, other courses, such as ethics, history of medicine, psychology and anthropology are also extremely valuable in preparing a student to be a well-rounded and compassionate physician.”

Those involved on this track will have the opportunity to participate in courses taught by HSC faculty, and will gain volunteer experience in community clinics and undergraduate research.