For Pedro Calles, DO, one year made a huge difference in his training as COVID-19 dramatically changed the way Texas’ students and residents learn medicine. A detailed report adopted by the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates in May analyzes the impact of the pandemic on medical education and offers recommendations for being better prepared for future catastrophic events of this nature.
COVID-19 generated doubt about whether Texas could sustain its strong physician growth over the past two decades. But the most recent information compiled by TMA shows physician workforce growth in Texas is still outpacing population growth.
Texas opened two new medical schools in July – the University of Houston College of Medicine in Houston and Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Conroe. Thanks to COVID-19, both opened under circumstances that would have seemed bizarre just a year ago.
As the number of hospital-employed physicians continues to rise in the United States, a new survey shows physicians are major drivers of revenue for those facilities.
For the first time in 14 years, more women than men enrolled in Texas’ medical schools in fall 2017, an increase that reflects first-year enrollment figures nationwide.
By 2020, Texas will be opening three new medical schools. Will there be enough residency positions for all the new students
A lack of standardization on APRN clinical training has the Texas Medical Association pushing the state to take a closer look.
Read the Legislative Affairs story in Texas Medicine.
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