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 19, 2015
Constipation in Children
Speaker: Ashish Patel, MD
Location: Biomedical Research Auditorium at UT Health Northeast
Dr. Patel, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center / Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, will review the definitions and complications of chronic constipation in the pediatric population; identify "red flags" in the history and physical exam; and, review common and alternative pharmacologic agents available to treat constipation in children.

Complimentary lunch provided beginning at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations no later than February 15 by emailing debbie.bell@uthct.edu

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Musculoskeletal Infections in Children
Speaker: Lawson Copley, MD
Location: ETMC Pavilion

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Recognition and Evaluation of Physical Abuse
Speaker: Jamye Coffman, MD
Location: ETMC Pavilion

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Approach to Pediatric Abdominal Pain
Speaker: Murali Jatla, MD
Location: ETMC Pavilion

NO Pediatric Grand Rounds in June

NO Pediatric Grand Rounds in July

NO Pediatric Grand Rounds in August

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Sprains, Strains & Breaks: Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Pediatric Population
Speaker: Allison Tobola, MD
Location: TMF Wisenbaker Conference Center

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Rouch Nights: Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Speaker: TBA
Location: TMF Wisenbaker Conference Center

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Type 1 Diabetes in the Pediatric Patient
Speaker: Joel Steelman, MD


Contact Medical Education at 903-877-7250 or email: debbie.bell@uthct.edu





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