Faculty Meeting Notes

February 6, 2013

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Welcome/Opening Remarks:

Dr. Jaén:


Recognize new faculty/staff:

Cristian Fernandez-Falcon, MD

Education Update:

Dr. Loffredo:

Update on Molecules to Medicine.

Dr. Kumar:

Clerkship – Update and planning retreat for 2013-2014.

2013 Match update.

FMIG activities.

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.

Research Update:

Dr. Ferrer:

Report from NAPCRG December meeting. Great meeting. Residents presented their posters and they were well received.

Dr. Burge:

PBRN updates – RRNet resting this summer. March 20 – Transitional Science Day.


FHC/Residency: Dr. Nadeau

Recruiting season went very well


Second look

Thanks to everyone who participated

Applicant review and match list

ACGME Faculty Survey

New Clinic

NAPCRG follow-up.

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

Patient Care:

Continues to be overwhelming with volume

Interviewing new candidates.

Appreciate Dr.Oscos’ help.

Working on PCMH


Med students

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

STEER Laredo/Harlingen:

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.


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