Contents tagged with residency
Member of the Month: Mark Nadeau, MD
Residency director emphasizes flexibility of family medicine
Mark Nadeau, MD, joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the … more
Resident member wins AAFP award
TAFP resident member Nish Shah, MD, received the 2015 AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education for his hard work as a resident and commitment to … more
Member of the Month: Ahmad Abazid, MD
Residency faculty enjoys womb-to-tomb aspect of specialty
Born and raised in Syria, Ahmad Abazid, MD, moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, … more
By Richard Young, MD
What is the best way to train comprehensive full-service family physicians to learn how to thrive in underserved rural Texas? How have duty hour restrictions affected residents’ training with this goal in mind? JPS might have some answers.
The John Peter Smith Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program was chosen to be one of 14 programs to participate in the Preparing the Personal Physician Practice (P4) experiment, which was conducted from 2007 to 2012. The leading organizations that regulate family medicine residencies allowed JPS and 13 other programs across the U.S. to blow up their curricula and start all over. JPS innovated its curriculum in two primary ways. This is a report on some of our preliminary results.more
By Tom Banning
Yogi Berra famously said I hate making predictions, especially about the future. It’s particularly painful when those predictions come true as was the case for many of the predictions TAFP made at the outset of the 84th Texas Legislature on how health care issues would fare this session.
Playing to their primary voters, the House and Senate focused attention almost solely on tax cuts, border security, transportation, when and where you can carry a gun, and a host of other mostly inconsequential partisan ideas.more
The clock is winding down on the Texas Legislature
With less than a week left in the 84th Texas Legislature, many bills TAFP has been tracking have passed the House and the Senate … more
By Blair Cushing
Fourth-year TCOM student
As a fourth-year medical student, I have spent the past four years highly concerned about what fate would await my classmates and me on Match Day, which is now only a few weeks away. With each passing year, the number of graduating medical students has climbed while the number of available first-year residency positions has remained stagnant. It is anticipated that in 2016, Texas medical schools will graduate 100 more doctors than available residency positions in the state. With three new medical schools expected to matriculate their first classes that fall, this number could easily rise to over 350 by the year 2020 in the absence of any new investment in graduate medical education.
Despite Texas being one of the few states that currently uses state tax dollars to support GME, the dollars have not kept up with the need and more importantly, a flawed funding formula has prevented this money from being used in ways that align with the health care needs of our population. Fortunately, the 84th Texas Legislature affords us a unique opportunity to reform the way GME dollars are allocated in Texas.more
Explore family medicine
Are you interested in being a family doctor? There is no better time to become a family physician! The specialty of family medicine is well established in Texas and keeps … more
New rural residency program in Permian Basin
A new residency program focusing on rural medicine has been established by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin … more
Member of the Month: Linda May, M.D.
TAFP Board member hopes to be voice of Texas residents
After attending the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate degree, Linda … more