Academic Physicians

Federal Grant Funding Opportunity for Primary Care Rural Residency Programs - 11/08/2019

To incentivize the development of residency programs that prepare physicians for practice in rural, underserved areas, the federal Health Resources and Services Administration is now accepting applications for the 2020 Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care Program.


Almost $1 Million Awarded to Develop Residency Programs - 09/05/2019

Four Texas medical schools, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations received about $250,000 each to develop new first-year graduate medical education programs in the state. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded the one-time grants as part of its Planning and Partnership Grant Program, which helps institutions create residency programs.


Improve Your Health Systems Science Curriculum - 08/23/2019

Do you have a significant responsibility for implementing a curriculum related to topics such as health care quality, population health, or team-based care at your institution? If so, you might benefit from the American Medical Association’s Health Systems Science Scholars Program.


$18 Million Grants to Help Texas Fight Opioid Abuse - 08/12/2019

More than 70 Texas health institutions have received almost $18 million in federal funds to combat the ongoing nationwide opioid epidemic.


Physician-Legislator Rep. John Zerwas, MD, Steps Down, Joins UT System - 08/02/2019

One of medicine’s long-time and most influential state legislative champions, Rep. John Zerwas, MD (R-Richmond), has been named The University of Texas System’s new executive vice chancellor for health affairs. On Wednesday Representative Zerwas announced that he will step down from elected office as of Sept. 30. He will start his new position Oct. 1.


Have Your Say on Medical Licensing Exam Changes - 07/19/2019

The U.S. Medical Licensing Exam has received a lot of attention in recent months, much of it controversial. You now have the opportunity to weigh in on proposed changes to how the exam is scored.


More Medicaid GME Funding Possible For More Texas Teaching Hospitals - 04/01/2019

More Texas teaching hospitals are now eligible to receive federal dollars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through the Medicaid graduate medical education program.


Grants Available For Medical Teaching Innovations - 03/27/2019

The American Medical Association is making grant money available to help you and your university prepare future physicians for a rapidly changing health care system. The funds come through a new program designed to stimulate research and innovations in health care.


Higher Education Board OKs New Medical Schools in Fort Worth and Houston - 10/26/2018

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board today approved the joint Texas Christian University and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, expected to open in 2019. The board also OK'd the University of Houston's proposed allopathic school for a planned 2020 opening.


New Law Means More Pediatricians for Texas - 10/12/2018

Children's health got a big boost recently when the U.S. Congress passed House Resolution 5385, which extends the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program for five years.


Save the Date For the TMA Physician Health and Wellness Exchange - 09/18/2018

How does patient overload affect academic medical center staff, including residents, faculty, and leadership? Which academic medical center’s wellness programs are effective, and which ones aren’t? Those questions and more will be discussed during the annual Texas Medical Association Physician Health and Wellness Exchange, Saturday, March 2, 2019.


Houston Students to Receive Full Med School Ride - 07/20/2018

Thirty future Texas doctors won’t have to worry about paying for college, thanks to an anonymous $3 million gift to the new University of Houston College of Medicine.


Protections Preserved for University-Employed Physicians - 07/17/2018

The Texas Supreme Court blocked a challenge to liability protections for physicians employed by state medical schools, a legal victory for TMA. Thanks to the court’s decision, physicians employed by a government institution, like a publicly funded medical school, still can perform clinical duties at a non-government facility, like a private hospital, without giving up immunity from lawsuits.


TMA Offers Curriculum Toolbox to Inspire Future Physicians - 06/15/2018

The Texas Medical Association’s Subcommittee for Academic Physicians has produced a curriculum toolbox that medical schools and residency programs can use to develop electives on topics such as leadership, advocacy, and health policy.


Partnership to Create 500 Residencies - 05/17/2018

The University of North Texas Health Science Center announces partnership with Medical City Healthcare to develop about 500 residency positions in 14 hospitals around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Where Does Immunity for Government-Employed Physicians End? - 05/03/2018

The Texas Medical Association is fighting to ensure the Texas Supreme Court does not disrupt liability protections for physicians who are employed by a state medical school or other government entity.


Partnership Puts Medical Students in Outpatient Facilities - 04/02/2018

UNTHSC and Catalyst Health Network this week announced a partnership in which students will train in primary clinical care facilities under the direction of the network’s physicians and other health care practitioners.


UT Southwestern Med School Dean Steps Down - 03/15/2018

Dr. Fitz, a gastroenterologist had been the school’s executive vice president for academic affairs, provost, and dean since 2009.


Women Outnumber Men in Texas Med Schools’ Class of 2021 - 02/05/2018

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.


It's Academic: October 2017 - 11/09/2017

This monthly newsletter offers academic physicians news and resources of interest to academic physicians.


Texas Hits Peak in Newly Licensed Physicians - 10/17/2017

Almost 5,000 new physicians received medical licenses in the state’s 2017 fiscal year, a record that underscores the benefits of tort reform laws passed in 2003 and other positive factors that make Texas a good place to practice medicine.


It's Academic: September 2017 - 10/17/2017

This monthly newsletter offers academic physicians news and resources of interest to academic physicians.


It's Academic: August 2017 - 09/11/2017

If you’ve ever wanted to take a hands-on role in shaping the future of your specialty or of medicine in general, openings are available on 11 review committees of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties’ Board of Emergency Medicine.


Rio Grande Medical School Expands Health Care Despite Tight Budget Year - 09/06/2017

A medical school created to serve one of the poorest and most underserved areas in Texas faces a major challenge as state education funds are cut in a tight budget year.


Academic Medicine Accomplished Success in 2017 - 08/10/2017

Here's how Texas medicine succeeds when TMA physicians, residents, medical students, county medical societies, and alliance members work and join forces together.