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NEWSLETTER: MAY 2015
 
 
 
THE
PRESIDENT'S
MESSAGE
Shkelzen Hoxhaj, MD FACEP
President
We live in a VUCA world!
TCEP is here to help YOU.


The term VUCA was coined by the military in the 90’s. It's an acronym that stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. This pretty much sums up the world of medicine in which we live and all the health care reform, regulation and its surrounding politics. Our world keeps changing...
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2015 TCEP Annual Meeting Highlights
 
April 23-26, 2015
Renaissance Hotel
Austin, TX



The TCEP Annual Meeting was held on April 23-26, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel Hotel in Austin, Texas. With over 330 attendees, this was one of the largest meetings to date. There were 115 Active Members, 54 Resident Members and 165 Medical Students. In addition, EMRA sponsored the Annual Meeting and promoted a regional EMRA presence in conjunction with the Residency Fair. ACEP Board Members present were Drs. Vidor Friedman, Jay Kaplan, Paul Kivela, Robert O’Connor and Becky Parker....
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TCEP 2015 Board of Directors
 
TCEP Executive Director James E. Coles, CAE and TAEFC Executive Director Brad Shields discuss plans for the upcoming National Free Standing Emergency Center Conference on June 17-18, 2015 in Dallas. Dr. John McManus, Dr. Jim Williams and TCEP Executive Director James E. Coles, CAE visit with the exhibits at the TCEP Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Value of TCEP Membership
Ije Akunyili, MD
TCEP Board of Directors
  There is a question that I am often incessantly asked by fellow practicing Emergency Medicine Physicians. "Why should I become a member of TCEP and by extension ACEP"? For someone who has dedicated a significant portion of her professional career to advocacy and leadership I am often taken aback. I became a TCEP member the first week of residency in Texas and honestly, have never seen non-membership in my professional society as an option...
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Calendar of Events
 
Texas College of Emergency Physicians
2015 Calendar
June 6 – 10 AMA Annual Conference Chicago, IL
June 17 – 18 Free Standing Emergency Departments Meeting Omni Park West, Dallas, TX
July 23 UTSW Dallas Residency Visit Dallas, TX
July 23 Fellow Orientation ACEP Headquarters, Dallas, TX
July 23-24 TCEP Strategy Meeting ACEP Headquarters, Dallas, TX
September 24 UTSW Austin Residency Visit Austin, TX
October TBA TCEP Board Meeting Houston, TX
October 24-25 ACEP Council Meeting Boston, MA
October 26-29 ACEP Scientific Assembly Boston, MA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government Relations Committee

REPORT
Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
Chair, Government
Relations Committee
I wrote in our last three newsletter reports that I will be repeating our 2015 priorities in each of the newsletters going out during the legislative session because I want us all to know them well. This is the last newsletter committee report during this 2015 legislative session. Our priorities are...
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EMIG Update: Texas Tech University Paul L Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX
REPORT
Jennifer West
Peter Fitzgibbons
Loryn Wilson
Caleb Smith
The 2014-2015 academic school year has been very busy and productive for the Texas Tech University HSC PLFSOM Emergency Medicine Interest Group. We have 120 members, and are the largest interest group on campus. The most exciting event of this semester was Match Day, where we watched our MS4s open their envelopes to see where they will continue their education in residency...
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A History of the Scott & White Emergency Medicine Residency Program
REPORT
Kyla Lappo
Temple Scott & White is a highly respected three-year emergency medicine program that continues to grow in both size and innovation. Along with working in the emergency department, residents are required to attend conferences and complete a research project before graduation. Like most Texas programs, graduates predominantly remain practicing in Texas after completing their training...
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