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Report on the 2015 C. Frank Webber Lectureship
Family docs gather for annual symposium in Austin
More than 300 physicians attended the C. Frank Webber Lectureship held Friday, March 6, at the … more
By Travis Bias, DO, DTM&H
In middle school, I aspired to become a DJ. Because this required me to take the least amount of math. Despite this original goal, I started my time at Southwestern University as a pre-med student and headed to UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine to begin my medical education. A career as a physician stood perfectly at the intersection between intellectual challenge and service to others.
I was drawn into medicine to make a difference. The calling of a medical career can be heard as young as 18. It requires determination, a selfless heart, and compassion no matter the situation. Between the ages of 22 and 26, however, a young physician-in-training must decide which specialty he or she would like to be practicing from age 30 until retirement. This decision shapes career options and powerfully influences the future lifestyle, and thus capacity for relationships, growing a family, and personal balance and well-being. This choice in path, like in other careers, also affects potential lifetime income. Thus, specialty choice is not to be taken lightly, especially given the growing burden of educational debt that young medical graduates face.more
Hey Texas medical school students, have you been eagerly awaiting the open enrollment period of the Texas Statewide Family Medicine Preceptorship Program? Well wait no more. We are currently accepting applications, so tell your friends and sign up today.
Our preceptorship program offers medical students the chance to break out of the academic setting and see what medicine is really like when it’s practiced in the community. By spending two to four weeks with a practicing family doctor, they can experience the joy and fulfillment of a career caring for patients who are friends and neighbors. They find out that family medicine isn’t just about running on the hamster wheel and treating runny noses and sore throats all day.
Sure we have survey results that show when medical students complete rotations in the Family Medicine Preceptorship Program, they are more likely to choose a career in family medicine, but the family doctors who cherish the memory of their rotations tell the story better.more
Capitol Update: New coalition advocates for women’s health care
View a slideshow from the press conference.
The new Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, of which TAFP is a … more
Capitol Update: Senate Finance considers higher education budget
The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on article III of the state budget, which contains all funding for … more
You never know how the choices you make today might dramatically affect your future, how a few seemingly insignificant weeks can alter the trajectory of your life. That’s the hope and the promise of the Texas Statewide Primary Care Preceptorship Program.
As Travis Bias, D.O., told TAFP’s Kate Alfano for an article in the fall 2010 edition of Texas Family Physician, he entered medical school expecting to become an orthopedic surgeon. He worried about the debt he would accrue during his medical education and believed he’d have to pursue a more lucrative specialty to pay it off more quickly.
Then he completed his family medicine preceptorship as a requirement of his medical school curriculum, and now, Bias is a family doctor.more
Curran, Bias join board of trustees, Ragain becomes alternate delegate to AMA
Family medicine fared well during the Texas Medical Association’s TexMed conference in April as several TAFP members … more