UTMB Health Family Medicine Attends STFM in Austin

by Cassi Boatwright | Feb 05, 2018
UTMB Health faculty, staff, and students attended the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Student Education Conference this year in Austin, TX, February 1 - 4, 2018. UTMB was well represented with a total of six presentations and one poster.

UTMB Health Family Medicine faculty, staff, and students attended the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Student Education Conference this year in Austin, TX, February 1 - 4, 2018.  UTMB was well represented with a total of six presentations and one poster. 

All UTMB presentations were well received but there were two notable projects that far surpassed expectations.  The first was a quality improvement poster titled “Empowering Students to Implement Change in Primary Care: A Student-Driven Quality Improvement Project Experience” presented by Carolyn Coyle, MS, and Dr. Jennifer Raley, it received a blue ribbon for special recognition from the judges. 

The second was a presentation titled “From the Millennials' Mouth–Reframing Family Medicine!” presented by Carolyn Coyle, MS4, Edward Strecker, MS3, Marysuna Wilkerson, MS3, and Dr. Jennifer Raley.  This presentation was very well attended with over 80 people in the audience – every seat was taken and people lined the walls and sat on the floor.  The Department of Family Medicine is so proud of each of the faculty who presented and especially the students who exceeded their expectations around every turn. 

Congratulations to all our presenters and staff who made this an honored and memorable STFM Conference. A complete list of presentations is below.

  • Empowering Students to Implement Change in Primary Care: A Student-Driven Quality Improvement Project Experience – Poster

    Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Jennifer Raley, MD

  • Taking Office Teaching in Stride: Optimizing Student Learning in the Clinic

    Valerie Niedermier, MD; Suzan Skef; Winfred Frazier, MD, MPH

  • From the Millennials' Mouth–Reframing Family Medicine!

    Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Jennifer Raley, MD; Kenzie Murphy, MS4; Edward Strecker, MS3; Marysuna Wilkerson, MS3; Shannon Samuelson, BA

  • SCOPE Out Our Success: Student Continuity of Practice Experience

    Jennifer Raley, MD; Kyu Jana, MD; Zachary Ashmore, MS4; Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Christine Ford, M.Ed.; Victor Sierpina, MD

  • Mentorship—Managing the Mentor and Mentee Relationship

    Winfred Frazier, MD, MPH; Valerie Niedermier, MD

  • Teaching Integrative Medicine to Medical Students: Student, Fellow, and Faculty Perspectives  Robert Slater, MD, MPH; Kyu Jana, MD; Samuel Mathis, MD

Scope Presentation Jennifer Raley and Carolyn Coyle Poster PresentationIntegrative Medicine Presentation Team: Robert Slater, MD, MPH; Samuel Mathis, MD and Kyu K. Jana, MD
  • Pain Management Article Published

    April 25, 2016

    Karen Welch, MD, the 2015-2016 UTMB Health Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellow, published "Pain management groups: remedy by the dozens" in the April 2016 issue of the Houston Medical Journal.

    Dr. Welch's article can be found on the journal's website, http://www.mjhnews.com, or in volume 12, issue 12 of the printed journal.

  • Nutritional Medicine Competencies Article Published

    April 19, 2016

    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Victor Sierpina, MD, Karen Welch, MD, and Julie McKee, MD published "What competencies should medical students attain in nutritional medicine?" in the March/April issue of Explore. The article examines the gap between the current state of nutrition education in medical school curricula and the dietary knowledge needed for comprehensive patient care, and proposes a new set of competencies that medical students should attain.

    The article was co-written with a team of educators, researchers, and students that includes Stephen Devries, MD, David Esinberg, MD, Lyuba Levine, MD, MMsci, Mauli Dalal, BS, Paul Mendoza, BBA, AAS, Jean Gutierrez, PhD, RD, Shay Robertson, MS, RD, LD, and Drusilla Rosales, MS, RD, CLEC.

    The full text of the article can be found online at http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307%2815%2900230-X/fulltext
    Sierpina VS, Welch K, Devries S, et al. (2016) "What competencies should medical students attain in nutritional medicine?" Explore. 12(2). pp146-147. 

  • McKee presents at Celebrating Women Conference

    April 15, 2016
    Julie McKee, MD presented "Living from the Heart" at the 2016 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference on April 14. The conference is presented annually by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with UTMB Health, and is attended by more than 800 women.
  • 2016-2017 Fellow Selected

    March 28, 2016

    The Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Richard Slater, III, MD has been selected as the 2016-2017 Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellow. Dr. Slater will join the department in July 2016.

    Dr. Slater is a 2013 graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio's School of Medicine, and a 2008 graduate of the chemical engineering program at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently completing his training with the Memorial Hermann Family Medicine Residency Program in Houston, Texas, and is working towards a Master's in Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health.

  • Integrative Pain Management Review Published

    March 25, 2016

    Victor Sierpina, MD published a book review of Integrative Pain Management in the March 2016 issue of the Houston Medical Journal.

  • Scholars in Healing Presented at Innovations Conference

    February 22, 2016
    Julie McKee, MD, Era Buck, PhD, and Cara Geary, MD presented a poster on the UTMB Health Scholars in Healing program at the 2016 Innovations in Health Science Education Annual Conference in February. 
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