Stories with related Professional Interests

Hearing Health Care Belongs to Primary Care - 08/03/2020

Like many areas of health care, hearing loss is best managed when hearing professionals collaborate closely with physicians. Primary care physicians (PCPs) are uniquely suited to manage hearing loss because 1) patients trust their PCP; 2) PCPs have insight into the overall health and well-being of their patients; and 3) the PCP workforce is large enough to make a meaningful impact. Accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, and patient-centered medical homes are perfectly suited to be a positive force in the hearing health of their patients.

Why I am Hopeful for Health Care (And You Should Be, Too) - 01/03/2020

The positivity, professionalism, and commitment demonstrated by my masters of health administration students leaves me with a confident outlook for American medicine.

Hospitals Can Improve Care for Patients With Hearing-Loss, TMA Says - 01/03/2020

Hospitals and emergency departments should provide specific forms of identification for patients with hearing loss, the Texas Medical Association emphasized to the Texas Hospital Association last year.

Was Your Choice of Specialty Right for You? - 12/10/2019

Did you know ahead of time that your specialty was a good match for your personality and what you want from medicine? Do you wish you had? A third-year medical student at UT Southwestern Medical School wants your help in developing a test to help students find the specialty that’s right for them.

Gender Salary Disparity Continues Despite Mild Gains, Report Shows - 04/02/2019

The salary gap between male and female physicians remains high in several Texas metropolitan areas despite a nationwide decrease from 2017 to 2018, a new study shows.

Physician Employment Continues to Grow, Survey Shows - 02/21/2019

According to a survey released this week, hospitals and health systems acquired 8,000 medical practices nationwide between July 2016 and January 2018. Also during those 18 months, 14,000 physicians left private practice for employment arrangements with hospitals, the numbers show.

Austin Hospitalists Sue TeamHealth Over Corporate Practice of Medicine - 08/07/2018

An Austin-based medical practice has filed a lawsuit against the company St. David’s HealthCare uses to help staff physicians at its chain of hospitals, the latest in a tug of war that pits corporate finances against the physician’s view of what’s best for their patients.

Physician Assistants to Explore Changing Title - 06/04/2018

Physician assistants one day might go by a different name under a resolution the American Academy of PAs passed during its annual conference in May.

Physicians’ Economic Impact Felt in Rural Texas and Nationwide - 05/03/2018

In Texas, physicians create more than 670,000 jobs and generate almost $118 billion in state economic activity, according to a new report.

Apply Today for 2016 TXACP Preceptorship Program - 04/27/2018

The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (TXACP) is accepting applications from Texas medical students and physicians for the summer 2016 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program.

Apply Now for Internal Medicine Preceptorship Program - 04/27/2018

The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians is now accepting applications from first- and second-year Texas medical students and from physicians for the summer 2016 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program.

AMA Publishes Newly Updated Code of Medical Ethics - 01/31/2017

Completely updated after an eight-year modernization project, a revised edition of the Code of Medical Ethics is available from the American Medical Association in hardcover or e-book. The revised edition contains ethical guidance improved for relevance, clarity, and consistency to help physicians keep pace with emerging demands they face with new technologies, changing patient expectations, and shifting health care priorities.

Calling All Texas Internists: Mentor a Med Student in 2017 - 01/13/2017

Regardless of what first motivated you to become a doctor — a family legacy, an aptitude for biology, or the desire to help those in need — chances are the biggest influence on how you practice medicine was  your physician mentor.

AMA, AHA Principles Guide Successful Physician-Hospital Relationships - 12/19/2016

Implementing health care delivery and payment reforms isn't easy. A recent American Medical Association study with RAND Corporation points to the need for collaboration among physician and hospital leadership in an ever-changing health care environment. The new Principles of Integrated Leadership for Hospitals and Health Systems (AMA log in required) from AMA and the American Hospital Association can help physicians "bring clinical skills and business insights together at the leadership level to foster more collaborative and cohesive decision-making at hospitals and health systems," according to the June 3 edition of AMA Wire.

Announcing the Top Internal Medicine Mentors of 2016 - 12/15/2016

Just last month, the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (Texas ACP) hosted an awards ceremony to honor an illustrious group of internists. Each year, these physicians answer the call to strengthen the practice of primary care in Texas by serving as preceptors to budding medical students through the General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP).

Pay It Forward and Be an MD Mentor - 12/01/2016

You probably remember what first motivated you to become a doctor: a family legacy, an aptitude for biology, or the desire to help those in need. But do you remember who had the biggest influence on how you practice medicine? Chances are it was a physician mentor.

TMA Fights Medicaid Anesthesia Proposal - 11/14/2016

The Texas Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA) and TMA sent a formal letter and testified in person against a Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) plan to eliminate the "Physician-Led Anesthesia Care Team Model Billing" for Texas Medicaid. The change would cut payments to anesthesiologists who supervise certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesia assistants.

Students: Get Real-World Training This Summer - 11/14/2016

First- and second-year medical students looking to get a leg up on their peers are in luck. Applications for the 2017 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program (GIMSPP) are now being accepted.

Physicians Foundation Survey Gauges Your Satisfaction - 10/11/2016

How satisfied you are with the current state of medicine? The Physicians Foundation is surveying you and your 650,000 physician colleagues across the country to determine just that. The survey asks for your thoughts on health reform, electronic health records, new physician payment methods, ICD-10, and a variety of other topics. Take a few minutes to complete the survey.

Become a Preceptor; Help Address Texas' Physician Shortage - 10/10/2016

In 2016, 163 Texas medical students took a first step in shoring up the state's looming physician gap by participating in mentorship programs with internists as part of the General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program.

TMA Gives Minority Medical Student Scholarships - 08/04/2016

Eleven minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from TMA. Students received the scholarships in Dallas at TexMed 2016 for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas' increasingly diverse population.

Tell Congress to Continue, Expand Conrad 30 Program - 06/22/2016

Congress is back to work after its annual August recess, and the continuation of the Conrad 30 Program is on the "to-do" list. Without congressional action, the Conrad 30 Program will expire on Sept. 30, 2015. This program allows certain international medical graduate physicians who trained in the United States on J-1 visas to obtain a waiver of the two-year home residence requirement. In exchange for the waiver, the physician must work for at least three years treating medically underserved populations in the United States. Many communities rely heavily on international medical graduate physicians for their primary care needs.

GME Expansion a Top Priority for Texas Specialty Societies - 06/22/2016

Winning greater investment in graduate medical education (GME) programs is a 2015 legislative priority for most of the Texas Family of Medicine.

Committee to Focus on Strengthening Health Care Workforce - 06/22/2016

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus created the Select Committee on Health Care Education and Training, which will focus on preparing more Texans for careers in the state's growing health sector.

Be a Preceptor; Help Shape the Next Generation of Medicine(1) - 06/22/2016

The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians is seeking physician mentors for the summer 2016 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program.