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, April 3, 2015
NO Grand Rounds

Friday, April 10, 2015
Advances in Breast Imaging
Speaker: J. Mark Fulmer, MD
Dr. Fulmer, a diagnostic radiologist from Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, will discuss the recent advances in breast imaging modalities as well as thier benefits and challenges, and describe patient indications for the various imaging tools.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Role of Family Medicine in Shaping America’s Healthcare Future
Speaker: Janet Hurley, MD
Dr. Hurley will discuss the role of family medicine practitioners in meeting the needs of patients in a changing healthcare environment.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Lipids Update: New Guidelines
Speaker: Cara East, MD
Dr. East, medical director of the Clinical Cardiology Research Center and Clinical Director of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Department at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, will evaluate new recommendations regarding cholesterol management and apply current lipid management recommendations to patient cases in order to individualize care and lower cardiovascular risk.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Billing Compliance
Speaker: Dieter Lehnortt
Mr. Lehnortt, Assistant Vice President and Compliance Officer at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, will summarize the rules and regulations that clinicians and billing staff must follow when documenting, coding and billing for services rendered to patients in a teaching environment, and discuss new legislative updates in billing compliance.

NOTICE: Protected health information is subject to electronic disclosure.