Clinical Training Resources for Texas Medical Students: The Texas Medical Association adopted the following principles as policy regarding clinical training resources for Texas Medical Students:
1. Policies governing the accreditation of U.S. medical education programs specify that core clinical training be provided by the parent medical school; consequently, the Texas Medical Association strongly objects to the practice of substituting clinical experiences provided by U.S. institutions for core clinical curriculum of foreign medical schools. Moreover, our association strongly disapproves of the placement of any medical school undergraduate students in hospitals and other medical care delivery facilities that lack sufficient educational resources for the supervised teaching of clinical medicine.
2. Institutions that accept students for clinical placements should ensure that all such students are trained in programs that meet requirements for curriculum, clinical experiences, and attending supervision as expected for programs accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.
3. TMA opposes extraordinary payments by any medical school for access to clinical rotations.
4. Foreign medical students should not displace Texas medical students in clinical training positions at Texas health care facilities. Priority should be given to Texas medical students and other health care professionals for clinical training (CME Rep. 3-A-12).
Last Updated On
October 07, 2016