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.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is an educational forum on pediatric issues for physicians, nurses, and allied health care professionals and is a cooperative effort between East Texas Medical Center, Trinity Mother Frances and UT Health Northeast. This one hour program is generally held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon. A complimentary light luncheon is served. The location rotates between the three hospitals.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Early Childhood Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary and Family-Centered Approach for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Preschool-Aged Children
Speakers: Catherine Karni, MD; Alexis Clyde, PhD; Hillary Carrington, MS
Location: TMF Wisenbaker Conference Center

Dr. Karni, Medical Director of Outpatient Services at Children’s Medical Center at Dallas, Center for Pediatric Psychiatry; Dr. Clyde, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Children’s Medical Center at Dallas, Center for Pediatric Psychiatry; and Ms. Carrington, Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist at Children’s Medical Center at Dallas, Center for Pediatric Psychiatry, will describe the purpose behind the Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic and the principle elements of the psychiatric assessment of infants and toddlers; describe the underlying theory and practice of psychological assessment in children zero to five, as well as preliminary data from the Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic; and describe the use of play therapy and filial therapy in the treatment of children zero to five.

Complimentary lunch provided beginning at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations no later than May 13 by calling (903) 877-7250 or emailing

Contact Medical Education at 903-877-7250 or email:

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