Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education is responsible for all continuing medical education (CME) activities. The mission of the Health Science Center's CME program is to provide high quality educational activities designed to enhance physicians' commitment to lifelong learning.

The ultimate goal is to promote and further the practice of evidence-based and cost-effective healthcare in keeping with the Health Science Center's mission to provide excellent patient care.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are designed for physicians, residents, and medical students, and are available to other allied health professionals who have an interest in the program being presented. Unless noted otherwise, Grand Rounds are held each Friday in the Academic Amphitheater. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at 12:00 noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m. Please call at least two days in advance for reservations or for more information (903)877-7250 or email:

Friday, September 19, 2014 ETHICS
Delivering Bad News
Speaker: Tim Gilligan, MD
Dr. Gilligan, a medical oncologist at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Cleveland, Ohio, will outline effective strategies in giving bad news when communicating with chronically or terminally ill patients and their families; and discuss how to adjust communication according to culture.

Friday, September 26, 2014
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Speaker: James Stocks, MD
Dr. Stocks, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Sleep Disorders, will identify the common presenting symptoms and risk factors for developing obstructive sleep apnea; outline how to screen and appropriately make the diagnosis; and discuss treatment options.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Head Impact Exposure on Young Football Players
Speaker: Joseph A. Maldjian, MD
Dr. Maldjian, Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, will discuss the impact exposure on youth and high school football players; share imaging studies; and outline how the risks can be reduced.

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