Community-Based Physicians as Educators and Mentors: The Texas Medical Association recognizes the important role of community physicians in educating and mentoring medical students and residents. TMA believes clerkships and other learning experiences in community-based physician practices afford medical students and residents greater exposure to different practice environments and real-world medicine. These experiences can enable medical students to be better informed when making decisions about a medical specialty as well as a preferred practice location and setting. TMA encourages the continued development and retention of partnerships between academic health centers and community-based physicians (CME Rep. 4-A-07; amended CME Rep. 7-A-17).
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May 25, 2017