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, February 27, 2015
Valvular Heart Disease
Speaker: Dudley Goulden, MD

Dr. Goulden, Chair and Professor of Cardiology, will discuss current diagnostic and treatment guidelines in valvular heart disease; review imaging assessment of valvular heart disease; and identify patients with valvular heart disease and evaluate for surgical or catheter-based intervention.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Endoscopic Ultrasound: A Deeper Look
Speaker: Shayne Skarda, MD

Dr. Skarda, a gastroenterologist from Good Shepherd Medical Center, will outline the basics of endoscopic ultrasound; review the clinical indications for its use; compare endoscopic ultrasound with other modalities and discuss the future applications of endoscopic ultrasound.

Friday, March 13, 2015
NO Grand Rounds

Friday, March 20, 2015
Update: Antibiotic Stewardship
Speaker: Joe Sartor, PharmD

Joe Sartor, staff pharmacist at The University of Texas Health Science Center, will define requirements for an Antibiotics Stewardship, discuss goals of Antibiotic Stewardship, explain why we dose antibiotics by pharmacokinetics and mechanism of activity; summarize our stewardship and how it interacts with patient care and discuss changes that might be seen in the future using current antibiotics.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Anxiety Disorders
Speaker: David Streckman, MD

Dr. Streckman, Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center, will outline the interventions for managing anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, osttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorders.

Friday, April 3, 2015
NO Grand Rounds

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