|Members of the Family Medicine Interest Group include (first row, left to right) Lori Fisher, Dana Brown and Adriana Gonzalez; (second row) Ashok Kumar, M.D., Gabrielle Jackson, Jennifer Schwantes, Stephanie Bousquet, Kelley Scott and Brenda Anyaehie; (third row) Raudel Rodriguez, Jessica Smith, Nick Saenz, Chris Ponder and James Tysinger, Ph.D. Click on photo for larger view. |
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The American Academy of Family Physicians has chosen the Family Medicine Interest Group of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio as a 2013 AAFP Program of Excellence Award winner.
The award is given to 10 different medical schools each year and this is the fourth year in a row the Family Medicine Interest Group has been honored with this award.
The Family Medicine Interest Groupís programs
- Tar Wars, a series of tobacco prevention talks given to schools and youth groups;
- Hard Hats for Little Heads, a program sponsored by the Texas Medical Association to educate children about bike safety and to provide free helmets to children during community events like bike rodeos and Siclovia; and
- Alpha Home, a free clinic in downtown San Antonio that is supervised by Family Medicine faculty.
In addition to community service, the Family Medicine Interest Group holds monthly meetings to inform students about family medicine. Faculty members organize skills workshops for students and a residency fair to expose students to different family medicine programs in Texas and surrounding states.
The group will be formally recognized at the AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in August.
Quynh Ngo is the current president and Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, M.D.
, and James Tysinger, Ph.D.
, are the faculty advisors. Both advisors are professors in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.