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 25, 2014
Rethinking Cancer Care: The Promise of Healthy Survivorship
Speaker: Wendy S. Harpham, MD
Dr. Harpham, a physician, author and cancer survivor from Dallas, will review the physical and mental struggles associated with cancer and discuss methods to help patients overcome obstacles to pursue happiness.

Special Wednesday Grand Rounds
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Transition to ICD-10
Speaker: Denny Flint
Mr. Flint, a Certified Professional Coder and nationally recognized educator, consultant and former CEO of a multi-specialty, multi-location physician group, will discuss what clinicians and their staff can do to ensure a successful transition to ICD-10.

Friday, May 2, 2014
The Role of Research in Clinical Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
Speaker: Steve Idell, MD, PhD
Dr. Idell, Vice President for Research and Dean of the School of Medical Biological Sciences, will discuss
the relationship of research to clinical medicine including its role in quality improvement and discuss the importance of research in residency and to further the clinician’s career.

Friday, May 9, 2014
COPD Education for Healthcare Professionals: What Can Be Done in Cyberspace?
Speaker: Sandra Adams, MD
Dr. Adams, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at UT Health Northeast at San Antonio, will apply a gap analysis/needs assessment to a clinical scenario;
list factors to consider when developing education for healthcare professionals; and describe strategies to create web-based education that is brief, interactive, practical and can be applied directly to clinical practice.

Special Wednesday Grand Rounds
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Medical Alternatives to Blood Transfusions
Speaker: Jared Hardie
Mr. Hardie, from the Jehovah’s Witnesses Hospital Liaison Committee, will identify the keys to a successful
non-blood medical management and summarize the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ position on medical treatment
including blood transfusions.

Friday, May 16, 2014
NO Grand Rounds Hospital Week Activities & Employee Picnic

Friday, May 23, 2014
NO Grand Rounds Memorial Day weekend

Friday, May 30, 2014
Motivational Interviewing
Speaker: Ana Triana, MD
Dr. Triana, Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Program Director at UTMB in Galveston, will define motivational interviewing and its relevance for promoting patient change and describe techniques necessary for effective MI encounters.

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