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, February 18, 2016
Short Term Mission Trips…Should You Go?
Speaker: Mark Barret, MD
ocation: Wisenbaker Conference Center, Trinity Mother Frances
Dr. Barret, Pediatrician and Executive Director, Parental Care Ministries, will share information to identify the pediatric diseases seen in Third World countries and the challenges encountered in giving quality medical care.

Complimentary lunch provided beginning at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations no later than February 16 by email: or call 903-877-7250.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Management of Adolescent Depression
Speaker: Richard Idell, MD
Location: Biomed Auditorium, UT Health Northeast at Tyler

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Ethical Dilemmas and Moral Distress: When Right Feels Wrong
Speaker: Stacy C. Smith, MLS, BSN, RN, CHPPN
Location: ETMC Pavilion

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Advances in ADHD Management
Speaker: David Louis Atkinson, MD
Location: ETMC Pavilion

NO Pediatric Grand Rounds in June, July & August

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Antibiotic Resistance
Speaker: Paul K. Sue, MD
Location: Biomed Auditorium, UT Health Northeast at Tyler

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Parental Decision-Making in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Speaker: M. Heather Paterson, MS, RN, CPNP-PC, CHPPN
Location: ETMC Pavilion

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Speaker: Faisal Qureshi, MD
Location: Wisenbaker Conference Center, Trinity Mother Frances

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

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