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
Education debt is a growing problem that heavily influences which students choose the medical field and discourages many low-income and minority students.
The United States and Texas have a chronic shortage of doctors, but the shortage of minority physicians is even more acute. To address this, and the health disparities that come with it, Texas medical schools are working to increase minority enrollment, but challenges remain.
During the 85th legislative session, Texas lawmakers helped pave the way for two possible new medical schools, while ensuring that graduates have more options for residency positions.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has largely dispensed with lectures and focuses more on group learning and practical experience. This and other innovations dovetail with the school's focus on public health, which is vital in a region notorious for high poverty and chronic health problems.
A recent study shows 2003 rules preventing residents from working long shifts did not translate to greater risk among general surgery residents' patients.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center, Midland College, and Midland Memorial Hospital have joined forces to create an innovative model that links a community college, a medical school and a teaching hospital to prepare future doctors for this part of Texas. Read about the Permian Basin’s new Primary Care Pathway.
Medical education is reinventing itself to keep pace with the changes in health care delivery. This special symposium issue on medical education examines residency training costs, the Next Accreditation System, graduate medical education in rural Texas, Texas' physician workforce needs, the current state of education reform, and efforts to retain medical graduates in Texas.
To promote awareness of the hard work by Texas legislators to provide grant funding to expand graduate medical education in the state in 2016 and 2017, TMA initiated a forum for hospitals, medical schools, and other entities. Read about why TMA, the Texas Hospital Association, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Teaching Hospitals of Texas joined forces for this endeavor.
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