Odessa Chamber welcomes medical students
07/05/2018 10:21 AM
The Odessa Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a welcome reception for third-year medical students entering Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin.
The reception will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the chamber, located at 700 N. Grant Ave., Suite 200. A brief presentation and introduction of the students will be at 5:30 p.m. The event is by the chamber and Medical Center Health System.
“The year will mark the ninth year that the Chamber and Medical Center Hospital have hosted this reception,” Lynn Van Amburgh, director of the chamber, said in a prepared statement. “This means so much to the students and they are always blown away with our West Texas hospitality.”
The reception will welcome 26 students who will embark on their final two years of medical school in West Texas, the release stated. The students come from vastly differing backgrounds, as well as different areas of the country.
“It is the hope of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and its members that these talented young transplants will decide to make Odessa their permanent home,” the release stated.