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Shkelzen Hoxhaj, MD FACEP
IN SERVICE TO OTHERS... TEACH THE "TEXAS TWO STEP"! It has been said that "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others". As we embark upon a new year, it's important to reflect upon what we have accomplished, what is important in life and resolve to do better...
Government Relations Committee

Diana Fite, MD, FACEP
Chair, Government
Relations Committee
In my many years as your government relations chair, we have dealt with various issues and I cannot remember a single time when we could not portray the "white hat" element in that issue as emergency physicians. We are the ultimate white hat specialty. We know who we are, but to remind or educate others who might read this article: emergency physicians see anybody and everybody, any time day or night, weekends and holidays, and we do not get paid for a very substantial amount of the care that we give...
TCEP Connect 16
Melanie Stanzer
Education, networking, friendly competition, health policy updates, and newest technology in EM. Where can you find all these things? TCEP Connect! TCEP's Annual Meeting hopes to provide all of these things in Galveston in April 2016. In an effort to continuously improve our organization and what we can provide to our members, we sent out a survey asking about feedback on TCEP's 2015 Annual Meeting. We were both interested in what people who attended had to say...
Calendar of Events
January 28-30 TMA Winter Meeting
January 30-31 TCEP Board of Director’s Meeting Austin, TX
February 6 Texas Two Step – How to Save a Life Campaign Texas
April 7 UT San Antonio Residency Visit San Antonio, TX
April 21-24 TCEP Annual Meeting Galveston, TX
April 27-30 TMA Meeting Dallas, TX
April 29 Simulation Lab Fort Worth, TX
May 1-4 EDPMA Annual Meeting Las Vegas, NV
May 10-14 SAEM Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA
May 15-18 ACEP Legislative Advocacy Conference Washington DC
June 6-8 FSED Meeting Houston, TX
September 23-24 TMA Fall Meeting - Lost Pines Bastrop, TX
October 14-19 ACEP Scientific Assembly Las Vegas, NV
UTSW Update
Vinay Kotamarti
The first semester of medical school varies extensively from person to person. Some find the transition effortless, a few notches higher than their average science classes yet overall something perfectly manageable. Others find the academic rigor exhausting, every day a constant balancing act with seemingly one misstep leading to a self doubt that runs on a positive feedback loop. Regardless of where one lies in the spectrum, all can agree that medical school presents an entirely unique set of challenges...
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Albert Shih and Logan Walsh
UTMB EMIG has been more productive than ever during the 2015-2016 academic year. We currently have 105 active members and expect more to join as we expand our workshops and offerings. This year we are working hard to establish new connections with faculty to offer extensive shadowing, research, and skills workshop experiences for our members. Drs. Kaale, Kim, and Harkey have been instrumental in our success this year. I also wanted to take a moment to recognize the hard work our officers have put in this year...
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