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 11, 2015
Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine
Speaker: Eduardo Bruera, MD

Dr. Bruera, chair of the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will discuss the benefits of supportive care and palliative medicine to prolong survival, increase quality of life, and decrease the burden of suffering and cost of care.

Friday, September 18, 2015
ICD-10 Update
Speaker: Chaun Tatum-Williams

Ms. Williams, Provider Coding Manager with Cigna-HealthSpring and an approved ICD-10 Trainer, will discuss the key elements of good clinical documentation, both to enhance optimal patient care and enable selection of appropriate ICD-10 codes.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Advances in Electrophysiology
Speaker: Miguel Valderrábano, MD

Dr. Valderrábano, professor of cardiology and chief of the Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, will review the latest EP diagnostic methods and identify appropriate patients for ablation or other invasive management approaches.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Kidney Stones
Speaker: Andrew Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts, Urologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, will summarize the epidemiology of kidney stones; identify the causes and symptoms of kidney stones; select appropriate treatments for uncomplicated and complicated kidney stones; discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options and recognize strategies for the prevention and reasons for recurrence of kidney stones.

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