February 6, 2013
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Recognize new faculty/staff:
Cristian Fernandez-Falcon, MD
Update on Molecules to Medicine.
Clerkship – Update and planning retreat for 2013-2014.
2013 Match update.
Status of 3rd Year curriculum reform.
4th Year: New PCMH Selective with Dr. Holly – approved for 2013-2014 – will be taking med students as well as residents on rotations.
Faculty awards update – Two Presidential Awards:
Dr. Margaret Finley won the award for clinical excellence.
Dr. Alexandra Loffredo won the award for teaching excellence.
Betty Corona received her ten year pen.
Faculty development minute – Dr. Burge teaching the eCV class once again.
Leonard G. Paul Professorship update.
Report from NAPCRG December meeting. Great meeting. Residents presented their posters and they were well received.
PBRN updates – RRNet resting this summer. March 20 – Transitional Science Day.
FHC/Residency: Dr. Nadeau
Recruiting season went very well
Thanks to everyone who participated
Applicant review and match list
ACGME Faculty Survey
Geriatrics: Dr. Parker
UT Senior Health Clinic has moved to Tower One, Christus Medical Center Campus – 2829 Babcock Rd, CSR NW, Suite 525; PH: 210-450-9890.
Open House: February 13 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm – beer, wine and appetizers will be served.
Welcome Dr. Falcon! He’s a geriatrician working in the FHC and inpatient in the ACE.
Dr. Ye is President-Elect of the Texas Geriatric Society.
MARC: Dr. Gillard
Supervisory structure changes (shift of manager, resignation of supervisor).
Shared PCMH goals with Internal Medicine/Geriatrics.
New interim clinic manager is Gricelda Valdez.
Interviewing for a front desk representative and an MD position.
Have ongoing quality improvement efforts including: weekly staff meeting, didactics for staff, direct call center supervision, changes to walk-in clinic (ends March 1), template changes to optimize wRVU but maintain patient & provider satisfaction, & other ideas from Feb. 1 consultant visit are being considered.
Westover Hills: Dr. Koretsky
Continues to be overwhelming with volume
Interviewing new candidates.
Appreciate Dr.Oscos’ help.
Working on PCMH
4 days/week, rotating with MDs & PAs
Involved & completed STARNet study
“Treatment failure & associated costs in patients with MRSA skin & soft tissue infections treated in primary care settings.”
FHC/Residency: Dr. Poursani
New clinic open and we’re moving in.
Please don’t park in the patients’ visiting parking lot.
STEER/MPH: Dr. Miller
Recruiting for 7th class of MD/MPH students
122 students total to date; 23 students graduating in May 2013
Border Environmental Cooperation Commission is developing educational materials for the “Reducing Prenatal & Childhood Environmental Exposure Risk among Hispanic Families” project
Continuing 4-week rotations at the border in Laredo & Harlingen
10 MD/MPH students will attend the February and May rotations. STEER rotation will serve as their MPH practicum
Autism Research Group: Dr. Miller
Tooth Fairy Study:
845 teeth to date from 300 families in TX and Mexico
Applying for NIH and private funding; collaborating with a dozen investigators on obesity/environmental exposure grant. Plan is to collect control teeth from these participants.